Triple Layer Pavlova Recipe

I am sharing this post once again as inspiration for Christmas dinner dessert. In 2015, my pavlova style changed forever after witnessing Welsh actor Michael Sheen’s winning triple layer pavlova  on “Great British Comic Relief Bake Off. ” Michael used passion fruit and lemon curd for his filling – a beautiful combination. Preparation Preheat oven to 150 C/ 140 for fan […]

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How to Decorate a Christmas Wreath

It seems timely to share this seasonal post from last year. I recently learned how to decorate a Christmas wreath at our local Women’s Shed. I will share the technique with you step by step: Resources You will need: A basic straw wreath Green plastic tape Rolls of florist’s wire Metal pins Assorted foliage, including holly with berries Decorations including […]

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The Healing Power of Baking

  My mother was an excellent cook and she always baked on Saturdays. Although our 1960’s kitchen was small and lacking in modern style worktops, the twin tub washing machine cover, the flap of the 60’s dresser and the top of the fridge were transformed into baking tables. Mum taught my three younger sisters and I to cook and bake, […]

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Decoupage Days#2

I am making the majority of my Christmas presents this year. A lot of my gifts will feature the art of decoupage, which is lots of FUN to do. My post Decoupage Days shares techniques and tips on transforming bird boxes, chairs and shoes. In this post I will share how to create beautiful Nature Stones. Materials You will need the […]

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A Gift from Barbara

A gift from Barbara  The blogging community is overflowing with creativity; I enjoy following authors, artists, cooks, photographers, gardeners, travellers, fashionista, health and wellness experts and gifted handcrafters: Barbara Lindsey hails from Melbourne, and showcases a multitude of beautiful cards and gifts on her blog. She runs classes from her home “teaching card making, mini album making and scrapbooking.” Barbara has created a […]

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Decoupage Days

My first decoupage project – a bird box I have just completed a four week class in the art of decoupage with the very talented teacher – Martina Montgomery Folan. We transformed plain bird nesting boxes in week one, with a striking bird pattern. To create a similar project, you will need: A bird box, chalk paint, a brush for […]

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Creative Pursuits

I feel very blessed to live in beautiful Donegal which was recently voted the coolest place on the planet by National Geographic Traveller. The view from my village car park I have many relatives and friends here, and I am always thankful for their support and love. Thanks to social media, I am also able to keep in touch with many […]

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