Splodz Blogz is Six!

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to Splodz Blogz, happy birthday to me! Hand’s up if you’ve been reading Splodz Blogz since the very first post back in January 2010? Let me give you a high five!! Anyway, seeing as it’s my sixth birthday this week, blog wise that is, I

Afternoon Tea at Bettys

One of the things I like to stress is that living life to the full – enjoying the journey – is not only about adventurous experiences or travelling to distant lands. There is everything right with enjoying the finer things in life, and close to home. Last weekend LincsGeek and I headed up to Harrogate, one

Homemade American Treat – Funnel Cake

Funnel cake is something I was introduced to on my first trip to Disney back in 2004. We were stood close to the Cinderella Castle in the middle of Magic Kingdom waiting for the character parade when hunger struck. I had no idea what it was except it looked like a cross between a doughnut and a

Happy Birthday Splodz Blogz

Did you know that Splodz Blogz is four years old today?!  I was going to get a proper birthday cake with jam and cream in the middle and icing on the top to celebrate; but as I really don’t need any more cake in the house and there is still leftover goodies from Christmas, I chose

Recipe | Nutella Brownies

This photo is one of the most popular things I’ve posted on instagram, twitter and facebook this year… …it shows the result of my Nutella Brownie experiment earlier in the week. Looks good, huh?! A friend reposted a recipe over on facebook that offered me the chance to make brownies using just three ingredients. I

A Hearty Slice of Cake

I am definitely no baker. I make probably one or two cakes in a year. That’s it. I can’t cope with any more. It’s not that I can’t bake, but that I don’t find it very easy and it takes me ages. I’m not talking biscuits or flapjacks or packet fairy cake mixes – I

Pimp My Snack – Oreo Cookie Cake

I love Oreos. They are amazing. The best biscuit around I reckon, even better than a caramel chocolate digestive, and they’re pretty good! In America, where they are the country’s number one selling biscuit, you can get all kinds of flavours, and of course Double Stuff ones too. They are the perfect accompaniment to a

Bath Bombs Workshop at Rock+Paper+Scissors

A few weeks ago I spent a rather splendid evening with some girl friends at Rock+Paper+Scissors in Lincoln (I introduced them to you here when they first opened) taking part in one of their many craft workshops. The idea is simple – get creative over tea and cake. They have a varied programme; knitting, crochet,

Review: Percy Pig Celebration Cake

The Percy Pig brand gets bigger and bigger all the time. Not only are M&S stores full of Percy Pig Easter Eggs (I’m really hoping for one on Sunday!), but you can get desserts, yoghurts, fairy cake mixes (which I reviewed previously), and now a rather stunning looking celebration cake. Celebration cakes are normally reserved

Review: Afternoon Tea at Stoke Rochford Hall

At the end of last week my sister and I had a rather civilised afternoon taking high tea at Stoke Rochford Hall near Grantham in Lincolnshire. The Hall, which is an old manor house close to where Sir Isaac Newton did his teacher training, is a beautiful traditional building in an expanse of gardens both

Rock+Paper+Scissors – A New Crafterie in Lincoln

Last week a new cafe opened in Lincoln. A friend and I went to check it out at the end of the week and I think it’s fair to say we both fell in love with the place. Rock+Paper+Scissors is a “crafterie”, that is, a cafe, a place to do crafts, and a shop. Run

Percy Pig Fairy Cakes

Percy pig sweets are awesome. They are possibly the best jelly sweets available at the moment. The original bright pink ones are the best – I’m not convinced by the tails or noses or yellow ones but I never complain if offered one.  Marks and Spencer have launched a range of Percy Pig themed goodies