Simple ways to brighten dark days

Spring and winter have begun their annual tussle. And although yesterday's initial frostiness was quickly followed by sunlight and bright skies, there are still days when it's perpetually grey outside and the house is gloomy. I wrote some posts about simple ways to cheer dark days a couple of years ago, and although spring is…

More simple ways to brighten dark days – cranberry and chocolate cookies

Stir up Sunday has been and gone and Advent is upon us. Time to start enjoying some festive flavours. My recent haul of vintage china from the "everything a pound" stall at the local market included a pretty plate, so I baked a batch of biscuits as an excuse to use it. These cookies are…

Simple ways to brighten dark days

Indoor Spring flowers are a great antidote to the cold and dark months to come. Many people start their bulbs off in September or October to have flowers in time for Christmas, but I prefer them to brighten up the dark days that follow the festivities, when Spring is just round the corner and the…