Traditional Rock Cakes from a 1930s Recipe
Rock cakes are another teatime classic, which I love. These are ideal for a beginner baker and taste a little like mini scones. These can be rustled up in no time at all and are… View Full Post View Post

Tea Time – Whittard English Rose and Apple and Elderflower
A few weeks ago I blogged about my trip to the Whittard shop in Kingston. Faye and I were treated to a tea tasting and were shown around the shop and taught about some of… View Full Post View Post

A Dress that Tells a Story – Palava Chelsea Flower Show Dress
Sometimes with dresses I experience love at first sight. I have felt that way so many time about dresses from Palava. Their range really speaks to me, not only are the designs beautiful, but the… View Full Post View Post

Vintage Favourites – Fruit Print Swirl Dress
Today I’m continuing my mission to share all of my original vintage dresses on here. Continuing from last week when I shared one of my original 1950s dresses. Today I’m featuring another of my very favourite… View Full Post View Post

Traditional English Madeleine Recipe
Once a regular feature of the British tea time, English Madeleines have gone out of favour in recent decades. They are however absolutely delicious and the make the perfect nostalgic treat, as part of a vintage afternoon… View Full Post View Post

Champneys and Elemis Beauty Haul
Last month I wrote a review of my stay at Champneys spa. I mentioned that I’d done a bit of beauty shopping while I was there. I’m a big skin care addict and I love… View Full Post View Post

Vintage Favourites – Green 1950s Cotton Dress #OOTD
I keep saying that I should share more of my original vintage dresses on here as well as all my lovely repro pieces, and now I am finally getting round to it! I have been… View Full Post View Post

Pretty Retro 40s Style Swing Pants Review #OOTD
Being a bit of a dress addict, I don’t often wear trousers or separates other than my jeans on casual days. I’ve been wanting a pair of 40s style trousers for ages. I’m quite fussy… View Full Post View Post

Baking – Chocolate Squares From a 1950s Recipe
It feels like ages since I shared a recipe on the blog. I’ve still been doing a lot of baking, but mostly for other projects and articles. I thought it was high time I shared… View Full Post View Post