My rock


Darlings, I may have just won the award for crappiest card! Oh dear. The thought was there . Before you nod in agreement let me explain . Firstly, he is my rock! Steady, reliable , safe, solid . (And handsome!!!! ) We holiday in Rock and we absolutely adore Rock. The place. ( Cornwall)
Although some of the music isn’t too terrible either.

My husband and I have just celebrated another wedding anniversary and spent a wonderful day together . A luxury . Make time for each other.

A house filled with roses.


Plenty of Champs, and lobster tagliatelle .


Who could ask for anything more?

Well… Maybe jewellery

Lobster linguine!!!

( we used 3 for decadence but two is fine. Ours were frozen and as cheap as chips from Lidl!!! Yes Lidl OMG fill your freezers!)

Two cooked lobsters
Two tins plum tomatoes
Double cream
Olive oil
Fresh basil
Cherry tomatoes ( on the vine if possible)

Fry a small shallot and two cloves of garlic in olive oil . Add the tinned tomatoes and salt and pepper. Reduce. Add half a dozen basil leaves and blend with a stick blender. I prefer a finer smoother sauce for lobster. You may keep it rustic if you wish.

Cook tagliatelle and give the fresh vine tomatoes a blast in the oven to soften and sweeten .

Add a generous glug of double cream to the sauce until a rich coral colour . Now add the lobster and warm through .

Toss in the cooked tagliatelle and stir through through the cherry tomatoes .

Garnish with the lobster shell and a little torn basil. Add a crack of black pepper.

Most recipes call for parsley.

Using basil will rock your world!!!

Remember remember




Darlings November has certainly started with a bang! Don’t you just LOVE fireworks? We were down in Plymouth and were blessed with the perfect evening ( bright , clear and dry) to enjoy their terrific display , the moon was full and the lighthouse lit.

Naturally sparklers played a big part , what’s bonfire night without sparklers!

Pump up the volume


Darlings, dust off ones broomstick and enjoy Halloween! Black is SO forgiving!
Watch Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic on a loop. Light candles , eat worms! ( spaghetti for the squeamish) and enchant the local children before eating them!


Breakfast on frogs and bats


Bewitch ones husband.
And dance by the light of the moon.

As for pumkins why go to all the trouble of carving the brutes! Total nightmare. Pump up the volume instead. Bling and magic.



Bibbity bobbity boo!

Cinderella will have to walk.

Spotty article


Darlings, when flicking through Porter magazine one was overjoyed to see rather a lot of spotty hosiery.
Cripes! One remembers dotty legs in the 80s and the revival certainly got my attention. So much so that one immediately bought and wore a pair.


If the advertising couldn’t convince us , the celebrity endorsements most definitely could!!



Word to the wise girls, don’t post a picture of yourself in tights on Instagram. Unless one is the glorious and leggy Rosie Londoner who’s adoring fans ( and I am one) look forward to posts of those fabulous pins!!
I dared to do such a thing and was immediately dropped by a couple of dozen female follows! Sob!
One didn’t think ones stems were THAT bad?

I think mine were Wolford


They had them in M&S and also my

I’m going back to posting pictures of the spaniel .
Rotten bloody lot.

October ROCKS!!!

Have you been outside recently? Then you will already have feasted on the glory of October! One simply can’t get enough of it and poor old Pandy ( Panda) the King Charles spaniel keeps getting dragged out whether she wants to go or not! Tis the season to SOUP and walk. imageimageIt really is stunning!!

kick leaves

carve pumpkins

wrap up

wear boots

make soup

The Princess and the pea



Darlings ( sings) anything Kate ( Middy) can do I can do better! Haha if only darlings!! In fact one is certain that if the lovely Catherine wasn’t in the club she would be wedge footing her way to Joules to snap up another navy blue staple!

One doesn’t have her budget or her Prince. Maybe mine will take the subtle hint that a pea coat will be an investment buy so must immediately live with us!
Doubtful as there may already be similar stuffed into bulging wardrobes.

” But the one from Joules is slightly shorter, semi fitted and has shiny crested buttons !! “

No it isn’t the same as my other one !!!
Did I mention the shiny crested buttons?


Hornpipe not included . Although one does know a few willing sailors.