A Good Haar Day

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Yet another migraine morning for me today and wee Elisa had a horrid night with fever – I tell ya, we’re all glad here it’s the weekend! The Haar is in this morning – that’s the sea fog that envelopes the Firth of Forth and the surrounds. It’s really thick and visibility is about 10 […]

Raspberry and White Chocolate Muffins

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These Raspberry and White Chocolate muffins are very quick and easy to make. I tend to make small cakes rather than large muffins and in this case I’ll get 24 out of this recipe. If you go for traditional sized muffins you’ll get 12. Ingredients 2 cups (264g) self-raising flour 2/3 cup (147g) white sugar […]


Maximum eclipse (or thereabouts) viewed through cloudcover

It was about 2 weeks ago that I first heard there was to be an eclipse visible from my home in Edinburgh. Oh the excitement! However, I had far too much to do with chicken pox and preparing for the Edinburgh Yarn Festival (a post about those to come if I get around to finishing […]

Telling Tales

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As I approached the kindergarten I had no idea about the drama that had happened inside. No sooner had I walked inside when I heard “Katja’s Mummy!” from one of the little boys and found a group of small people rushing up to me. They were all desperate to tell me the news – “A**** […]

Kermit Saved My Life


My first car looked just like this one. The same make, model and colour. Although I had leather seats and not those cool tartan ones. A welch plug blew after about 4 weeks, which meant an expensive repair job for a 20c part. The passenger side door frame leaked so that when it rained you […]


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Sometimes when I pick up Katja from kindergarten she runs to me yelling “Mummy! Mummy!” which is absolutely lovely. Other times she doesn’t want to come home at all. On those days she’ll develop a sudden urge to hide under the play sink, or under tables or a burning need to create all the things […]

Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

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These incredibly rich and decadent brownies have kind of become a bit of a signature for me lately. What’s not to love? Deep and silky dark chocolate combined with creamy cheesecake and tart raspberries and so easy to make. Ingredients – Brownies 200g good-quality dark chocolate, I use minimum of 70% cocoa solid 200g unsalted […]


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