4 Jun 13

We have moved!

If you’ve been in touch with me over the last month or so you’ll know that I’ve been preparing for what was our big house move along with moving the studio. My family and I have been in our new home now for about a week during which time I’ve been getting the new studio set up and frantically painting and decorating almost everything in sight.

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14 May 13

Chai tea loaf

Tea loaf is a really traditional British recipe, sometimes you can find it in cook books as ‘brack’ which is its Irish name. When I was younger I never really enjoyed tea loaf much as it can have quite a bitter flavour and it’s really a fruit cake which I know isn’t to everyones taste. With no butter in the loaf itself it is quite low in fat and ideal paired with a cup of tea, smeared with butter or a piece of cheese.
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8 May 13

Yarn bowl styles

Sometimes I get asked what’s the difference between your two styles of yarn bowl?

The differences start even before the piece is made in the raw materials that go into making each yarn bowl. The size of the piece of clay thats used to throw the different styles varies between 1 kilo and 1.3 kilos. In making these pieces there is only so much clay to go into it and generally that helps in achieving the same sizes time after time.

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1 May 13

Lemon iced tea

It seems that spring is finally here and with sunny days ahead I thought I’d practice a bit of iced tea making. I love tea either warm in the winter or cold and refreshing in the summer, I usually end up buying quite a few bottles of it! Making it at home has a number of benefits – not having to pay for a bottle every time you want it, the fresher brewed taste and a lower sugar/sweetener content.
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23 Apr 13

A trip to London

At the start of the year HippieDalek and I took a trip to the bright lights of the big city, it was nice to be in London as a tourist rather than being there ‘for’ any particular event. We had a great time touring the city. There were so many ‘highlights’ from our trip its hard to pick out just a few but here we go!

I think most photos on my camera are of the facinating props and sets of the Harry Potter Studio Tour. If your a massive Harry Potter fan like me then you’ll love taking a peek behind the scenes, even if your not I do think its interesting to see quite what goes on in making feature films quite on that sort of scale. Be warned though grab lunch before going on the tour as it can take up to three hours! Having seen so many of the sets and visiting so many of the Harry Potter locations from the first film it has made me want to re-watch them all over again.
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