lazy sunday afternoon

The sun was out today. I was cooking a veg stock for potato and leek soup, and the said soup. I love the look of leeks – the gradient as the yellow turns to the richer green when you cut closer to the green tips – it is the combination of my loves of art,…

April sun in Cuba #2

I really enjoyed taking photos of the architecture in Old Havana. Here are some photos of the architecture, our apartment and us on the beat.    

April sun in Cuba #1

This morning Cass said, ‘Why have I got April Sun in Cuba stuck in my head?’ My reply was because we were there in April, and you (and me) would probably like to be back there right now. As I am not a travel blog, and don’t travel enough to be a travel blog, I…

The Liebster Award

It was a nice surprise to receive this nomination from Tracey (Tracey O’Brien Blog) after taking a break from blogging for a little bit. She does a wonderful job on her blog combining travel, writing, food and eating – well worth a visit if you haven’t come across her already. Blogging awards like the Liebster…

(do the) funky chicken – keeping silkie bantams

Our two little silkie bantams have just started laying again after a long break! So I thought it would be nice to write about them. First I will start with why we have had no eggs for awhile! As a first time backyard chicken owner, I didn’t know that chickens moult their feathers. So after…