Monday, 17 January 2011


Had fun making this card for a friend's birthday - lots of playing with different paper/fabric, and am pleased with the result.

The colours aren't quite true in the image, but OH has just said that we now have Photoshop (belated Christmas present), so hopefully future photos will be spot on.

Sunday, 2 January 2011


A friend v.kindly gave us a bottle of bramble brandy shrub last month which we've been enjoying both over ice-cream and just ice.  Today, however, we got more adventurous and tried it out in a cocktail (I'm not big on New Year's Resolutions, but this year I'm intending to drink more cocktails). 

Unusually, it doesn't have a cocktail name (being just called Blackcurrant Shrub) but it's very quaffable.  We did it with gin rather than another botanical, and Cointreau, and also omitted the rosemary (our rosemary bush took umbrage at being moved this summer, so we're rosemary-less) but it was still good.  I know a cocktail is getting a seal of approval when OH necks it quicker than I do.