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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17 Apr 13

Miso soup recipe

Ok so I’ll be the first to admit this; Asian cooking is scary. Maybe it’s not scary for everyone but for me it is, I love eating Asian food all those noodles and gorgeous sauces but put me in the kitchen with some of the ingredients and I just start freaking out a little bit. Sure I can cook a stir fry but recently I was feeling adventurous, I decided that every time I wanted Miso soup I didn’t want to have to travel an hour to go to a restaurant to get it.

The last two weeks I’ve been determined to conquer the Miso mountain and to an extent I think I’ve succeeded. I certainly have the love for Miso its so rejuvenating and can be quite a filling meal when it’s bulked out with noodles and tofu.
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3 Apr 13

Custom orders from the studio

Sometimes pottery leaves the studio as a custom order – something that’s just a little bit different from the kinds of work I normally make. It offers up a new way of working with unexpected results. While I’m not always able to accommodate every request being flexible can create pieces that I would never have thought of on my own.

I’ve chosen a few favorites to showcase from the pieces I’ve created between January and the end of March. The first is this unusually coloured yarn bowl with a Midnight blue inside and Vanilla cream outside. These two glaze colours and differing textures work so well together and the ‘wool’ wording really stands out! If you’d like a yarn bowl glazed in an unusual colour like this you can in the notes to seller on either Etsy or Folksy make a special request.

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