Cruffins

Posting about sweet, decadent treats isn't the usual January blog content, I know, but I'm always happy to bake new things, no matter what time of year it is. If you followed me last year, you'll likely know how much I valued the Puff the Bakery baking course I started last summer. I went from… Continue reading Cruffins

Yoga in the Forest

New year, new things... I'm not going to lie, it's been tough not doing new things every day. There have been many, many times where I've been wandering around my house, convinced that I should be doing something. I couldn't resist the lure of the new for long though, and I'm back, ready to dive… Continue reading Yoga in the Forest

Best of the Year

It's been a long year and I've just finished my challenge of doing something new every day. There's been some good, some bad, and some I never want to do again (here's looking at you, Rubik's cube) but I've had fun exploring new areas and discovering interesting things. I wanted to look back and sum… Continue reading Best of the Year

Day 366 – Same-day Sunrise and Sunset

I thought long and hard about how I wanted to end my challenge. For a long time I was going to simply stay out all night, something this good girl had never done, but as lockdowns became tighter and stricter, I realised I'd be likely just sat on a park bench all night. That was… Continue reading Day 366 – Same-day Sunrise and Sunset

Day 365 – Doughnuts

I've tried to schedule some of the big bakes for my last couple of new things. After croissants and pain au chocolat, the other thing I really wanted to try making this year was doughnuts. I like a doughnut now and again, but my husband loves them and I thought it would be a really… Continue reading Day 365 – Doughnuts

Day 364 – Tried to DJ

I've tried my hand at a few musical new things over the year from learning to play the otamatone and kalimba, to trying to recreate a song using my own beatbox sounds. One thing I've always fancied trying my hand at though is DJing, and I figured with New Year's Eve right around the corner… Continue reading Day 364 – Tried to DJ

Day 363 – New Dog Trick

I had something entirely different planned for today, but an overnight visit from my favourite four-legged friend, Sascha presented a new opportunity. I've already made her some dog treats, and made a sculpture of her likeness, why not try and teach her a new trick? Sascha and her one true love Sascha is a very… Continue reading Day 363 – New Dog Trick

The Future

I've only got a few days left of my new thing challenge, and although the world looks a little different than it did 12 months ago when I was getting ready to start, I still feel very fortunate and happy that I was able to continue this challenge right throughout the year. I'll be honest,… Continue reading The Future

Day 362 – Pain au Chocolat

You better believe I saved some of the most appetising bakes to close the year with! I made croissants the other day, and although they weren't perfect they were still homemade buttery croissants – I mean, what's not to like? The recipe from the Puff the Bakery course I've been following actually made enough for… Continue reading Day 362 – Pain au Chocolat

Day 361 – Toad in the Hole

It's Boxing Day, the day of leftovers and lounging around in pyjamas! Yesterday, we had the most delicious pescatarian dinner: salmon en croute, loads of veggies and some lemony hasselback potatoes – it was amazing. Yet, we still missed the meaty, carb-heavy Christmas dinner of old with Yorkshire puddings and oodles of gravy. For Boxing… Continue reading Day 361 – Toad in the Hole