The Day that Alice learnt to swim

I often mention how my Grandparents (well more my Grandmother) ran a Boarding House in Simon’s Town, Cape Town, from the early 1930s as the UK prepared for war. The town was a strategic naval base for the Royal Navy, and eventually its Allies. Many UK expats arrived as the Dockyard (under the Royal Navy’s…

Mum’s Scottish Shortbread

Ingredients 250 gr Butter 500gr Cake Flour (All-Purpose Flour) 125 gr sugar Method Heat oven to 170 degrees / 350 / Fan-oven 150 degrees. Lightly butter a tray. Cream butter and sugar well together Gradually add flour and knead well to make to a biscuit dough Roll or press the dough into a tray to…

Crusty French Bread

An easy homemade bread recipe which is sure to be a hit! Ready in just a few hours as there is no need to let it rise overnight. Bake it in a dutch oven for a crispy crust on the outside and soft, airy bread on the inside. INGREDIENTS 2.25 tsp. active dry yeast 1…

Tasty Slow-Cooked Pork Roast

A delicious recipe for tangy slow-cooker pork roast. This roast is delicious served with saffron rice and brussels sprouts!. It’s easy to prepare and is really one of the best recipes for slow-cooked pork that I’ve ever eaten. Ingredients: 1 lean 2.5-pound boneless pork roast 1 large purple or red sweet onion, sliced thin 1…

Comforting dementia sufferers with dolls

It’s hard to experience seeing a beloved parent go through the effects of dementia losing all theirĀ abilities and capabilities to function as they did a few years before. Realisation that this disease had taken hold of my mother, we as a family were fortunate that she was already living in a retirement village and with…