A Lavender Garden in Provence, France

We’re taking a step away from our own garden in the West Country to share some images of my Dad’s house and lavender garden, situated in the heart of Provence in France. I LOVE lavender, as readers of this blog will know… it looks beautiful, it smells incredible, it’s great for wildlife, it’s practical andContinue reading “A Lavender Garden in Provence, France”

Quick & Easy Lavender Play Dough

When we were on holiday in the South of France recently, the last thing I expected to be doing was googling and pinteresting ideas for indoor activities… but due to a heatwave with unprecedented temperatures of up to 44 degrees, we suddenly found ourselves having to restrict the boys’ outdoor time and come up withContinue reading “Quick & Easy Lavender Play Dough”

Variations on a Hommous Theme

Hommous / Houmous / Hummus / Hummous – delete as appropriate! I have never quite decided how to spell it… Anyhoo, that’s not my point, this is: I have been making quite a lot of the stuff recently since I’ve stopped eating bread, as I’ve had to seek out alternatives to the usual lunchtime sandwich,Continue reading “Variations on a Hommous Theme”

Variations on a Houmous Theme

Hommous / Houmous / Hummus / Hummous – delete as appropriate! I have never quite decided how to spell it… Anyhoo, that’s not my point, this is: I have been making quite a lot of the stuff recently since I’ve stopped eating bread, as I’ve had to seek out alternatives to the usual lunchtime sandwich,Continue reading “Variations on a Houmous Theme”

Moules et Frites!

This week we have had the pleasure of the company of June and Ken Clarke, two very wonderful people who I’ve known all my life but don’t get to see very often. It turns out that June is a bit of a master at cooking moules, my all time favourite meal and one I haveContinue reading “Moules et Frites!”

101 Things to do with Figs!

The title of this blog post might be slightly misleading… we don’t HAVE 101 things to do with figs, we NEED 101 things! The figs in are garden are ripening by the day, and we’re desperately trying to pick them before they go squishy and fall to the floor. So, we open to suggestions please,Continue reading “101 Things to do with Figs!”

The thing I love about vegetable gardening…

I’ve spent a lot of time in the garden lately, which has been absolute heaven for me, and has also lead me to analyse what it is that I love so much about vegetable gardening… I’ve decided the answer is pretty straight forward; I love watching things grow and develop. This applies to all kindsContinue reading “The thing I love about vegetable gardening…”

Horse Power!

A few weeks ago I reported in another post that I was experimenting with ‘Fumier De Cheval’ in the veg garden – in other words, horse manure! I just thought I’d post an update on the results of the experiment, which seems to be going very well! I planted 4 pumpkin plants directly into bagsContinue reading “Horse Power!”

How has our garden grown?

We’ve been living in France for about 8 weeks now, and having just had a week back in England, it was quite exciting to come back and see how our little veg garden has grown! Here’s a few ‘before and after’ shots of the plants 🙂

My Favourite Purchase

I’m not really into fashion, let alone blogging about it, but I just couldn’t resist sharing a few words with you about what has to be my greatest purchase ever! I stumbled upon these little gems over a year ago, and I have to be honest, at the time of buying them it was moreContinue reading “My Favourite Purchase”