Autumnal Pumpkin Soup

Autumn is about to officially be upon us, despite the fact that it has been cold for a month already. Autumn is my favourite season, it's cold but not too cold; the colour scheme in nature is gorgeous and let's not forget the cosy food! A few weeks ago it was a particularly chilly day…

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DIY | Pressed Wildflowers

As autumn approaches and the wonderful wildflowers begin to wither I thought I'd take the opportunity to preserve this bit of spring. Flower pressing is a technique I learnt 12 years ago on a family holiday visiting my Austrian grandparents. I have always had a fascination with flowers and after picking more wildflowers than I…

Mother’s Day Chocolate & Strawberry Cake

Last Sunday I unfortunately had to spend my first mother's day in 18 years not seeing my mother and despite the fact that I'd organised a skype date at her request for a mother's day present I still felt as though I needed to do something to celebrate the day. I have a tradition of…

Esterhazy Torte for Afternoon Tea…

For my grandma's birthday last month she made a special request for Esterhazy Torte after we had introduced this little bit of our Austrian heritage to her last year.Esterhazy is a Hungarian cake comprised of several layers of thin meringue sponge with custard cream and apricot jam in between and garnished with almonds. It does…

DIY: Home Decor…

After Thursday's Homeware Haul post I thought I might carry on the home decorating theme with a DIY home decor post tonight. I'm a huge fan of DIY and have always loved making bits and bobs for around my room to add a personal touch to the space. This weekend I decided to not only…