If you’re following me on Instagram you might have seen that I visited the Isles of Scilly the weekend before last. An incredibly brave friend of mine took a huge leap last year and moved to this small group of islands off the coast of Cornwall with a population of about 2000 people to teach … Continue reading Isles of Scilly: Arts & Crafts on St Mary’s
Wild plums, or Mirabelle plums, can be found in hedgerows in the UK particularly in the south and the midlands - I believe they aren’t as widespread in the North. They are small compared to other varieties, more like a large grape or cherry (in fact another name for them is "cherry plum"), and they … Continue reading Foraging: Mirabelle Plums
A few weeks ago I posted about my first ever attempt at throwing pottery on the wheel. I’ve always wanted to have a go at making ceramics and I thoroughly enjoyed our workshop with Clover Lee (I’ve written a separate post about it here). This week I was able to collect mine and Mark’s pots … Continue reading The Results – My First Wheel-Thrown Pots!
I have always wanted to try pottery, and last year I had a go at making pinch pots with the lovely Noriko Nagaoka and I wrote about it here. I enjoyed it so much I ended up going twice and I definitely got the pottery bug! My parents obviously cottoned on to this and my … Continue reading My One-Day Pottery Throwing Workshop with Clover Lee
I hadn't heard of wild chamomile/pineapple weed until coming across a post on Instagram by Wild Food UK. As seems to be typical with things like this, I suddenly started to see it everywhere! This hardy little annual loves harsh conditions and poor soil, yet manages to have such a lovely, delicate flavour. As its … Continue reading Foraging for Wild Chamomile (Pineapple Weed)
Wow it’s been a busy June! Between being assigned a plot on an allotment and planning for my upcoming three months of travelling at the end of this year (SO MUCH to tell you guys!) I guess there hasn’t been an awful lot of time for writing. It’s over a month since I got back … Continue reading Munich: Food & Drink
At the end of May I attended a conference in Munich for work. I decided to head out a couple of days early to spend a bit of time exploring Munich in my own before the conference got underway. I didn't have a lot of time, but Munich is a really walkable city and so … Continue reading A Walk Around Munich