The Five O'Clock Apron and with their buttery, cinnamon-y raisin filling, they have gone down a treat. A little post-illness indulgence, if you will.
Saturday, 30 January 2016
Monday, 18 January 2016
Friday, 15 January 2016
Last night snow flakes started to fall and all their talk going to bed was would there be enough snow to make a snowman and would there be enough snow to get off school...
Sunlight in the dining-room. It is quiet. I roast a butternut squash with garlic and chilli to make salad for lunch and then print some linocut snowdrops, the only noise is the radio mumbling in the background and the crackle of wood in the stove. Then I make flapjacks with oats and golden syrup and butter for the boys when they come in from school. A snow day. A quiet day. Nothing out of the ordinary, but all the better for that.
Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Saturday, 9 January 2016
Thursday, 7 January 2016
painting by Stanley BielenThe house smells of woodsmoke and there are the last few needles of fir tree on the floor around the stove. We have packed away the decorations and swept up the mess. Christmas was spent entirely and completely with people we love and we are so glad for that. And now a new month, a new year and hopefully spring is not too far away.