Royal Ascot

Royal Ascot

We are very lucky to live just a few miles from Ascot racecourse and tend to go on a whim as often as we can.   We went off to earlier this year to a family day and had a great time.  If we are free, we just turn up…
The Gallery — Detail

The Gallery — Detail

All about the detail on The Gallery this week.   It's all about the detail. So it had to be the photo above for me.   The scene has been there for eight years ish.   A view I have stared at hundreds of times.   It is the view from the living room…
Gift ideas for dad

Gift ideas for dad

This coming Sunday is Father's Day and I thought I would do a little round up of some gift ideas, with something for every budget.   I saw my dad last Sunday so gave him his pressie then (how he has the self restraint to keep it for a week, I…
Parcelfarce.  Again

Parcelfarce. Again

I fell out with Parcelforce almost a year ago.   You can read why here:  Parcelfarce. I have now fallen out with them again.   Once again not for the fact that something went wrong but for the way in which they have handled resolving it.  By pretty much saying "it's your…
Strawberry Cheesecake slow cooker style

Strawberry Cheesecake slow cooker style

Recipes are like buses on the blog.   Nothing for a year.  Then two in a week.   I have had a very food orientated week this week (if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, yeah sorry about all the pictures of kitchen appliances this week.  But you have to admit…
#DDay70

#DDay70

I am ashamed to say that I don't really know my family's history with regards to the World Wars.   I know my family have traced our family tree back through many many generations.   And that Mr B Senior (morning Hopalong) has worked tirelessly on the Barrow side of the family,…
Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

Chicken and Chorizo Risotto

It has been awhile since I shared a recipe with you and this is one that I have been talking about on Twitter, and sharing on Instagram for awhile so thought it was about time I actually wrote it down.    This should be renamed "It's 5pm and mum has no…