Barrow Brith

The Barrow family have a lot of love for Wales, and have endless happy memories of the place.   So when I decided I wanted to try out a recipe using tea as an ingredient Mr B said “why not make a Bara Brith”.    Why not, indeed, especially when I can rename it Barrow

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Sleep and staying asleep

I have no trouble falling asleep.  I never have.  I can sleep because I am bored and need to kill an hour or two.   I can decide I am going to have an afternoon nap on the sofa and be asleep in minutes.   At bedtime I can be asleep before Mr B has

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Thermos #OvernightCoffee challenge

Funny how a year ago I wasn’t drinking coffee and now I can’t get enough of the stuff.    And from going to the London Coffee Festival solely to meet the guys from Sage Appliances I am now jumping at the opportunity to attend coffee related events the minute they drop into my inbox.   Buying

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Mummy Barrow loves Halloween

I didn’t.   But there is no escaping it, Hallowe’en is now big business over here, certainly if this recent article in the Guardian is to be believed:  Happy Halloween for retailers It was all a bit too American for me and felt a bit like we were sending our children mixed messages where we

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The Gallery — Light

It was thanks to a suspected broken collar bone that I got to take the above pic.   E had fallen badly on a trampoline two weeks before and after a detour to the local A&E department on the way home from school they confirmed after an X-Ray that it wasn’t broken.   That it

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Being in the here and now with Mindfulness

I see him every morning.  The man that walks to work reading a book.   My first thoughts were “wouldn’t it be funny if he walked into that lamp post?”  and then my second was “I wonder how many books he reads a year”.    But then ultimately my thoughts turned to what a shame

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The Perfect Stranger Swap

They tell you not to, don’t they?  People.  People tell you not to talk to strangers.  To be afraid of them.  That all strangers are lunatics out to murder us in our beds.  Yet in reality that is not really true.   I don’t want to get all morbid and intense but statistics show that

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