Nights are getting longer and temperatures start dropping. We’re not yet at the freezing cold of Winter, but the exhausting heat of Summer is also gone.
Personally, Autumn is my favourite season of the year, especially the time just following the Autumn Equinox when the sun is still shining but the days become crispy and fresh.
Foraging is a fun and useful hobby to have. You get to spend time in nature, learn about how plants, and you get free food out of it too.
I have been learning about foraging for several years with my children, but I am still far from being an expert! These are just some of the main things you need to know before you set on your first foraging adventure.
Make sure you check local foraging resources before you head out and eat anything.
You will probably have heard of folktales or traditional stories. They are usually about real life events or imaginary creatures who live in nature. But they are not all that folklore is about.
Folklore encompases all the traditional beliefs, customs, tales, dances and sayings of a group of people. It’s passed down through generations and is often handed down orally.
Blink and they’re gone. Cherry season is short, very short, so make sure to make the most of them while they’re around.
And if it’s not those 2 blessed weeks of summer when you can pick your cherries ripe off the tree, you can always buy frozen or tinned.
I hope you enjoy this third mini digital scrapbook, this time all about sheep. They are beautiful and intelligent animals that have been part of human life for thousands of years.
Feel free to use any of the images or information as inspiration for creating. And, please, share with me if you do. Or, enjoy the photos with a cup of tea.
Holidays, sun, beach. Summer is a favourite of kids worldwide, and usually a fun time for everyone (except those who have to commute in crowded trains and work in hot places!).
Summer usually revitalises the kitchen by bringing in a variety of colours and flavours that are very much needed after the Winter months and the hungry gap of Spring.
If you scroll through my posts, you’ll see that I enjoy art. I am not an artist by any means. I’m actually not great at it. But that doesn’t matter.
We’ve been taught to see art as a finished project, when the reality is much more complex than that.
Art is all about the process. And that makes art an incredible tool when it comes to mental health.
Even though it may seem to be a skill that should come naturally, being on top of money is not easy.
There is a lot involved when it comes to managing a budget, spending within your means, and saving.
While I am far from an expert in these matters, my husband and I have managed to support a family on a low income while avoiding debt and being able to enjoy some ‘luxuries’.
Tofu is a staple of Asian cuisines, and it’s used in all sorts of vegetarian and vegan dishes. But most see it as bland and boring.
Tofu is so much more than that. It is incredibly versatile, can be used in savoury or sweet dishes, it comes in a variety of textures and flavours. And it can even be made at home in a few minutes.
There are some tools and gadgets that you just need in the kitchen if you want to do something beyond a bowl of instant noodles.
This is my list of the most important ones, and some nice extra tools to have when you have the money and space.