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Happiness is Knowing there is Cake in the Oven

The habit of afternoon tea and cake has come back into fashion with a vengeance.

Thanks to the explosion of bake-offs and celebrity chef programmes, baking cakes is big business. Never has the cup cake, Victoria sponge or biscuit been given so many media makeovers — despite the gym gurus and the calorie police. I love cake, but it’s a struggle balancing; bake-offs v gym workout, carrot sticks v carrot cake, bathroom scales v kitchen scales… and so on.


Garden Update

This year’s garden is growing with vim and vigor. The weather is the only difference–but what a difference it has made. The tomato plants currently are over 6 foot 5 inches. This is the first time in my life where I have to stand on my tippy-toes to pick tomatoes!

Goodreads Giveaway by Marci Boudreaux

Kara Martinson and Harry Canton weren’t exactly high school sweethearts, but they did share one night neither will ever forget. Twenty-seven years later, Harry surprises Kara at an art gallery opening and discovers he left her with more than just memories when he went away to college. Desperate […]


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