Monday, 5 December 2011

Winter Weekend

Just arrived home after a lovely winter break with my husband at Sea Spray apartment at the wonderful Arlanfor in the lovely village of Moelfre on the Isle of Anglesey.
We had a very relaxing time and managed to do quite a bit of Christmas shopping! We visited our favourite places and went to a Christmas craft fair at Plas Newydd, run by the National Trust. If you haven't visited this lovely house, it is situated on the Meni Straits and has wonderful views from the house and gardens.
Moelfre village itself was as pretty as ever and the huge Christmas tree with twinkling lights looked perfect by the beach. This morning we woke looking out at Snowdonia covered in snow, magical. Jane

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Christmas preparations

I have a bit of a tradition of giving a bag of goodies to both sister in laws and their families for Christmas. My bags started out as hampers with all handmade jams and chutneys but have now evolved to large jute bags with a variety of homemade, local and international produce. Also, maybe a game, or a DVD, or a jigsaw and other little bits and bobs that take my fancy! Anything left over from Christmas Day is shared amongst their family and squirrelled
away to various homes. today I have made banana chutney and redcurrant chutney, lots of cinnamon in both so lots of lovely christmassy smells in my kitchen! Jane

Friday, 11 November 2011


The last few days here have been so quiet and still. The trees still have most of there leaves on and the colours are beautiful. I have a particularly lovely acer at the front of the house which never fails to delight with it's colours. We have only had one night of frost so far but I'm sure the next time Jack Frost makes an appearance the leaves will fall in abundance. So meanwhile enjoy the colours and textures, Jane.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

New Beginnings


I am completely new to this but have been reading such lovely blogs that I have been inspired to start one myself. I am completely hopeless on the computer so would welcome any advice!
My blog is very bare at the moment but please bear with me and over time it will expand.
I live in Mid Wales near the very beautiful welsh border. The inspiration for the title of my blog? Simple, my two favourite flowers. Jane