Friday, I’m in love…


{A Beautiful Mess} … with mulling stuff. Wine. Cider. Apple juice. Everything. … with this adorable idea for sweet canapes … with the wonderous (or should that be odorous?) stench of the most Christmassy shop in all of London town … with vintage labels for my homemade sloe gin … with eating, drinking and being… 

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Sloe progress: the result


It’s ready! {all Decorator’s Notebook} Of course, I had to sample a little to check it was alright… I can confirm it tastes as good as it looks!

Sloe progress


Having bought up a few gallons of too-cheap-to-drink gin, I was a bit concerned about my failed expedition to pick sloes last weekend. What a difference a week makes… {all Decorator’s Notebook} It’s been so lovely and mild there’s hasn’t been a frost yet so the berries are bagged up and in the freezer. I… 

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