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Tuesday Tune

For this week’s Tuesday tune/lady who plays guitar I have chosen Donna Matthews the lead guitarist from Elastica. Now I was a teenager in the mid 90’s and I was around age 14-15 and heavily into Britpop when Elastica came on to the scene. I played their album to death. Picture me teenybopper Helen shut…

A Sneek Peek

I have not really got the hang of blogging about the fixing up of our house it seems. I have not yet posted any pictures, or any posts at all about the progress that we have made so far! In creating Using My Loaf I am starting to really enjoy the creative writing side of…

Not Practical

But I still want one just for the novelty factor! I pinned this VW campervan tent a while back. You can follow me on Pinterest If you want to blog readers (Mum – dont worry about what pinterest is – you would’nt be interested in it!) This tent could be handy at a festival for…

Campervan Bottom Drawer

I have briefly mentioned on here that Rob and I own a VW campervan. We are the proud owners of a 1984 type 25 van, which are unfortunately not as “cool” or as “glamping”-like as the more sought after 1970’s bay window or 1960’s split screen vans, not that we care! We are still undecided…

Photography and Me

Isn’t it sad that Kodak have registered for bankruptcy recently? It got me thinking about what photography means to me. I cannot pretend I am a good photographer by any means – hey just look at the pictures on my blog for evidence! But I have always loved taking pictures and do appreciate other people’s…

Tuesday Tune

I must admit that I have done some googling on female guitarists for this feature. In my research I came across a few lists for *humph* the top “hottest female guitar players” etc – which I think I says it all really. I looked at the Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 greatest guitarists of all time…

Pizza Fail!

Oh dear it all went so wrong. What a disaster! The dough stuck to the worktop and fell to pieces when I tried to put it on my new-ish bargain Gino D’acampo pizza stone. It does’nt look too bad at first glance admittedly, but when you look closely you can see the uneven rising of…

Cupcake Decorating Part 2

Well following last weeks *ahem* interesting leopard print cupcake, this weeks lesson focused on the more traditional buttercream piped decorated cupcake. We were shown how to make a buttercream with a recipe using no butter (so that it will not melt and lose shape etc in the warmer months) and made some pretty sugar paste…

Tuesday Tune

For Xmas just gone Rob’s youngest niece asked for a guitar as her main present, from her parents I must add, not us – phew! So to see if she would actually use it, at his sister’s request Rob took around his acoustic for her to try out early last December. She enjoyed having a…