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Review – The Tea Makers London

Review – The Tea Makers London

Of course with the name of Over a Cuppa you already know I love tea. But indeed there is tea and there is tea. The lovely people at The Tea Makers London sent me some of their lovely products to try. In my mind there should be when time allows something quite ritual about tea drinking. So many other countries appreciate it so much more than our usual let’s admit (well I do) quick boil of the … Read entire article »

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Monday Mutters – Broody, dogs, GCSE’s and wishes

Monday Mutters – Broody, dogs, GCSE’s and wishes

  The school holidays are speeding by and as usual when it comes to mid August the rest of the holiday just disappears in a flash. With two teens this year the holiday has been somewhat different. I look at envy at those with little ones enjoying the simple pleasures that are out there to be found and remember I have … Read entire article »

Chickpea & Cream cheese dip

Chickpea & Cream cheese dip

I decided I better not call this cream cheese hummus but basically to me it is. Oscar is not a fan of just hummus so I thought I would try adding a cheesy twist to it and well it was a hit. With the cream cheese there is no need to add any olive oil. It is totally simple but the … Read entire article »

Blackberry recipes

Blackberry recipes

This year for sure the blackberries are surprising even me with their earliness! Having dog’s means I see the blackberries appear as twice a day I tend to walk somewhere they grow! Already people only seen at blackberry time are appearing on my walks and are already filling big containers of these gorgeous fruits that nature shares with us. Mind I … Read entire article »

Monday mutters on a Tuesday

Monday mutters on a Tuesday

I know slack a Monday mutters on a Tuesday but it is the school holidays and my laptop is being SO slow at the moment it could just be that it took me that long! So I have moved my laptop to the kitchen currently typing at a rather uncomfortable angle as it seems kitchen tables and chairs were not … Read entire article »

Life’s pondering- Slowing down & blackberries

Life’s pondering- Slowing down & blackberries

It is one of those really wet day’s today as I sit here and ponder my plans for today. I have begun allowing myself to ponder thoughts and not live in a chaotic mess that usually resides in my mind. I am trying to stop internally beating myself up about stuff that I really need not be. Exhaustion was taking over … Read entire article »

This time two years ago

This time two years ago

Wow, this time two years ago we were madly packing our home in Cornwall. A mass of boxes and a major de-clutter which reminds me it is time for a bit of a cull and de-clutter to free up some space in home and mind too! It really doesn’t seem like nearly two years that we moved here. This year we … Read entire article »

NextGen Skills Academy

NextGen Skills Academy

The world of careers and job opportunities has changed massively since I was deciding what to do. We really are in a new age of technology, which is exciting for the young but sometimes daunting for the older. Oscar, from a young age, has immersed himself in the new world technology. Has taught himself so much and given himself a great … Read entire article »

Tropical Honey flapjacks with gluten-free version

Tropical Honey flapjacks with gluten-free version

Using honey instead of sugar is getting quite popular but my first try with honey was actually as I had run out of golden syrup still used sugar though and noticed that without golden syrup you get a much softer flapjack which I actually prefer to be honest. That hit and miss of baking flapjacks, so you don’t get the … Read entire article »

Naturally pink iced gluten-free fairy cakes

Naturally pink iced gluten-free fairy cakes

Despite the occasional blip I am naturally a natural soul but I also love colour too. So I was so thrilled how gorgeously pink this icing came out with no colouring at all. Yes my pretty pink has been made simply with strawberries. Impressive, right? I did before do a purple icing to drizzle on my blackberry tray bake recipe using … Read entire article »