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Handmade vintage Christmas cakes Charente France

MADE WITH LOVE : Handmade Christmas Cakes & A Vintage French Christmas Table

There’s something so magical about dressing the family Christmas table and with so many Christmas table decoration ideas on Pinterest and Instagram, it’s sometimes hard to choose between the endless styles around. This year for our Christmas table decoration feature we headed to Samantha Collyer Kegg’s home at Glamping Tipis in Charente. Her Christmas style Read the full article…


Personalised frosted glass water bottles

My EQUA Frosted Glass Water Bottle

I’m not very good at making sure I drink my quota of water each day, unless it’s really, really hot weather. For one, I can’t be doing with buying bottled water anymore, it just seems so wasteful and for another, I find it hard to make my way down an enormous bottle of water in Read the full article…


Recipe fro French tarte aux Peches

Summer Recipe for French Tarte aux Pêches

I absolutely love the flat peaches you get here in France – just the right amount of sweetness whether you eat them as they are or create beautiful desserts with them. You may remember a little while ago I featured a beautiful bed and breakfast near Cognac on my French lifestyle blog? Françoise and Phillippe Fleuriet Read the full article…


Biscuiteers handmade Easter biscuits

Biscuiteers Handmade Easter Egg Biscuit Gift Tin Review

Luxury Easter Biscuit Gift Ideas We were so thrilled to be asked to review the Biscuiteers Easter Egg Biscuit Tin from their Easter Egg Mini Collection so imagine our joy when this beautiful Easter biscuit tin arrived. What beautiful colours! Pinks, greens and jewel blues, all our favourites in one. I think there’s something so divine about receiving a Read the full article…


Christmas French Madeleine Cake Recipe

Christmas Spiced French Madeleine Cake Recipe

I love a good Madeleine cake, such a simple little recipe to make and super tasty too. My little boy loves nothing more than spending his day off on Wednesday baking and this is a brilliant cake recipe for kids as they’re cooked in 8-10 minutes so even he can wait for them to be ready! This recipe Read the full article…


Foodies100 Wonderfilled Recipe Challenge with Oreo

Bonjour! As it’s the summer holidays we’ve been enjoying making some lovely sweet treats to round off family barbecues. Our favourites are those that are quick and easy to serve – more time for having fun! I have received product from Oreo for this post. It is an entry to the Foodies100 Wonderfilled recipe challenge sponsored Read the full article…


Summer Drinks Ideas Citron Vert Pressé

Some time back in the early 2000s I spent my summer holidays in Frejus near St Tropez. Aged early twenty something I fell hopelessly en amour with the boulevards of tenderly shaped lime trees and gentle clack of boules being played on the gravel stretches in between. One sunny afternoon I found myself in a Read the full article…


Basil, Chilli and Crab Spaghetti Recipe

I love crab, perfect for welcoming in the sunny days of spring and so light and fresh. Here’s a yummy and speedy crab spaghetti recipe to try. I used crab claws but frankly if you can get hold of ready prepared crab meat then this would be even easier. Nothing that glam about all those Read the full article…