Mary Berry’s perfect Victoria Sandwich

The History Anna, the Duchess of Bedford, one of Queen Victoria’s ladies-in-waiting, is credited as the creator of teatime. Because the noon meal had become skimpier, the Duchess suffered from “a sinking feeling” at about four o’clock in the afternoon. … Continue reading



I thought people might find this link from of use if you’re looking to sell your own crafty work.

“When it comes to setting prices for your handmade items and taking them off to a craft fair or listing them for sale on online marketplace sites like Etsy, Folksy, MISI or Artfire, it can be difficult to know how to make the price compelling for the customer, but also worthwhile for you, considering the investment of time and materials you have put in. And once you have set your prices, what are the different options available to you for selling crafts? In this FREE eBook you will find a wealth of great advice on pricing strategy and an introduction to setting up your own website, you own Etsy shop and a look at how to sell through online consignment shops, bricks-and-mortar shops and at craft fairs and shows.”

A Humble Bake Challenge

A Humble Bake Challenge

Accompany me on my baking voyage of discovery, as I work my way through all of the technical challenges set during 3 seasons The Great British Bake Off. Check out my new “A Humble Bake Challenge homepage” to see what … Continue reading

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories

Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories. – From the movie An Affair to Remember I cannot believe that a year ago I started this little blog of mine.  So much has happened, and yet in comparison to … Continue reading