Eating and cooking in autumn

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.

Tips to get started with foraging

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.

What is folklore and why is it important

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.

Photo collection: sheep

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.

Tips to start taking control of your money

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’.