Boats, Beethoven, & Bonn

Hello Friends, We recently took a trip to Germany and The Netherlands, taking an overnight ship from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Amsterdam. We then drove to Beethoven’s birthplace, the beautiful city of Bonn, and spent a few days enjoying the warm spring weather and pretty flowers. Today’s post is a photo diary of our […]

Vegetarian Quiche

  Hi Everyone, Yesterday was the International Day of Happiness, and today happens to be the first day of Spring (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere), so what better way to celebrate than with food, right?! It turned out to be a very windy and cold […]

St Patrick’s Day Weekend: Update

Hi Friends, Happy St Patrick’s Day for Friday (a little belated, I know)… Whatever you did, I hope it was fun! Things have been very busy here at the House of Hales as we continue to work on our new house and getting settled after our big relocation. Every weekend […]

Cheesy Leeks Recipe: St David’s Day (Wales)

Hi Friends, As most people are aware, St Patrick’s Day (the feast day for the patron saint of Ireland) is coming up on Friday 17th March, 2017, but did you know that there was another saint’s day that fell on Wednesday 1st March, 2017? That’s right, it was St David’s […]

Scents of Thyme

Today’s post does not feature any sponsored content; I am simply sharing products I use and love. Hello Friends! Like a favourite song from the past, a pleasant scent can take you back to a time long long ago in the history of your life. Scents have a way of […]

Anthony’s Amazing Potato Salad

  Hello everyone, Today I am going to treat you all to a guest post and recipe from my wonderful friend and fellow food-lover Anthony. Here it is: A Most Amazing Potato Salad! “I’m so happy to share this recipe with you all. I think there is nothing better than potato […]