Monday, 6 December 2010


Well I LOVE snow, but even I have to admit this is getting a bit much. This week it has been quite snowy and at the beginning of the week it was great fun. I got snowed in at my flat and then had a mini adventure trying to get to my parents house. I have missed a week of college but its not the end of the world. So when it rained and washed away half the snow I thought this week things would get back to normal. I got up this morning to this

The radio says the roads are closed, a bus fell over and don't even think about going out unless its an emergency. I hope it doesn't last much longer, there is only so much Farmville someone can play.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

A Frosty Day

I was at Greenbank today and it looked lovely all frosted!

It was a bit chilly to work in but once we got going we soon warmed up.

The pond looked really good with the sun shining through the trees.

It felt a bit like the secret garden today all frosted and nobody around, magical!

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Greenbank Gardens

I have started volunteering at Greenbank Gardens, my local National Trust property.

Very Grand!

Its has a pretty house and a very interesting garden with lots of different garden rooms. I am volunteering there so I can build up my practical experience. There is a great garden team who have made me feel very welcome and I have already learned quite a bit from them.

I have always liked a formal garden

Its a very peaceful garden and its nice to just spend some time listening to the birds sing. I think I am going to enjoy volunteering here.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

So this week my Mother was having a bit of a family gathering and I still had some apples left over from the load I picked at college. I searched all of my recipe books ( I have far too many!) and could not really find what I wanted. Then I came across these on Paula Dean's website and could not resist.

They were awesome!

But they are definitely a special occasion bake, they are not for everyday. I would be the size of a house if I baked these regularly!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Busy Week!

Well It has been quite a busy week for me, I started off getting a load of apples from the college fruit garden and making an apple cake

I found Paula Dean when I was living in Canada a few years ago and loved her style of cooking. The cake turned out well but I think if I try it again I will add a tuch more cinnamon.

Then It got really cold here with a little bit of frost, so I decided to use up the tomatoes that were left before the frost gets them and made some relish

It has to sit for a month before you can eat it, I cant wait to try it!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

New Blog !

This is my first post on my new blog, its all very exciting!

Ok, well some background info here would probably be a good idea.
I have recently started an HNC in Horticulture at Langside College in Glasgow. Its only been a few weeks so far but I am really enjoying it. I got my first test results back today and I got 14 out of 15 so very pleased with myself. I have had an allotment for around 5 years now and still trying to fight off the weeds. I am slowly winning the war :)

Well I think that's enough to start with.