Recipe: (Almost) According to Delia: Spiced Cranberry Cakes

The first time I made Delia's spiced cranberry cakes I substituted with lingonberry jam, because I had a jar in my cupboard and, looking at my notes, I must have been on some random substitution experiment, because it wasn't the only deviation. As far as I can recall, they tasted sufficiently cake-like - there are … Continue reading Recipe: (Almost) According to Delia: Spiced Cranberry Cakes

Craft: the Mouseloft Advent Calendar

Back when I first rediscovered cross-stitch and Mouseloft, I had this idea of making my own Advent calendar. I envisaged a lovely wall-hanging, with little pockets I could fill with chocolates or something every year, each one decorated with a festive Mouseloft design. I began collecting, and stitching. Not all of them ended up being … Continue reading Craft: the Mouseloft Advent Calendar

Notes From My Office: November’s Words

Generally, I like my day-job. I'm an Accessibility Proofreader, which means I spend my days playing spot-the-difference between documents for sighted people and the large print or braille versions for the visually impaired. There are two main reasons I like my job. One: it satisfies my need to point out mistakes. Finding mistakes in the … Continue reading Notes From My Office: November’s Words