I finally got round to picking the first of the fruit from the garden. There was a glut of red currants as well as black currants and gooseberries and a few strawberries that had escaped the slugs. I usually freeze the fruit and then use it through the Winter to make crumbles or compote to go with ice cream or yoghurt. I also harvested some early lavender ready for drying in bunches or making in to lavender bags. I love making use of things that have grown in the garden, it is always so much more satisfying than buying from a shop. I must confess I don't actually do any of the gardening I just enjoy the end products !
I live in the middle of England with my husband and teenage daughter and our naughty dog Josh a bearded, border collie cross and two chickens.I live in a corner house which is a 1920s semi near the centre of town. I love old houses and my last house was typically Victorian but I have grown to love the style of the 1920s and 1930s. My
passion for hunting out vintage treasures at flea markets and in charity shops means that I constantly add to my collection. I love vintage eiderdowns, textiles, tins, kitchenalia, ephemera and home wares from the 1930s through to the 1950s.
I work full time in a very demanding job so my hobby keeps me sane and allows me to relax and switch off from day to day pressures.
My husband runs the Northampton vintage fairs which gives me another excuse to indulge my passion for vintage.
I enjoy reading a number of blogs which I have listed. They have been a source of inspiration and pleasure to me and gave me the the confidence to start this blog.