Pawsecco. Wine & Prosecco for cats & dogs?

What will they think of next. A little treat for trendy Prosecco loving families. Available online and we first saw these in B&M in Slough



Ascot Christmas Fair

It’s that time of the year. The 2nd Xmas fair in two weeks. This time it was at Ascot Race Course. We got some free tickets thanks to one of the exhibitors. They send out complimentary tickets to regular customers.

On the way there I had to pick up some security equipment that had been advertised on freecycle. The equipment was in a large house just off the high street and I was expecting a couple of old CCTV cameras to use with my students as a home automation project but ended up with over a £1000 of equipment including two Opus MCU610 processors and several touch screen room controllers. Cant wait to try them all out.

The Christmas fair was the same layout as last year in the pavilion. You get free parking just across the road and then after a short queue you’re in. The decorations and gifts are upstairs and the food hall downstairs.

We popped downstairs for a spot of breakfast and bought some of our favourite chesses and chutneys from The Truckle Cheese Co. They always do us a deal on multibuys and they are definitely our favourite.

We bought a few food items:

Blue Shropshire Cheese, Chocolate Cheese, Mature Farmhouse Cheddar, Piccalilli, Pear & Vanilla Chutney, Spicy Strawberry & Caramelised Onion Chutney

Horseradish Mustard

Chocolate coated apple slices

Marzipan Roses


Xmas Cake 2017

Just started to make my Christmas Cake from an old recipe in the 1969 Frankly feminine book, part of a set of Encyclopaedia International. This book makes me laugh. It is a guide for women in the 1960’s including dressmaking, cooking for a husband and family, health issues and even sex advice. I just like some of the recipes at the back of the book. The punch recipe I still make today with a little modern twist.