Hello there…

For the last six months or so (wow, it’s been 2.5 years since I started doing this!) I have been living under the job title of ‘trailing spouse’ – not quite a housewife as there are just two of us and despite the fact that my new US house is considerably bigger than my Victorian terrace in Gloucestershire we don’t create enough mess to keep me fully occupied.

So with all this new found spare time I’ve been doing a fair bit of baking and making. The baking has been mostly to satisfy my cravings for a taste of home; sometimes a challenge as there are things that I take for granted back home which are like hens teeth here. I also sometimes find myself making very basic things. America does not seem as concerned as we are about what goes into their food so in the interests of not bankrupting us by spending a fortune at our local organic supermarket I try to produce as much as possible from scratch. The making so far has just been a couple of little craft projects for presents to send home, nothing too challenging as I’m just not that talented!

So anyway, I thought I’d give this blogging malarkey a go, largely to keep a record of what I’ve been up to and to show that I don’t just sit around all day sunning myself on the deck. (Okay I do do a bit of that…)

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