Island Life – Summer

Photo taken from the ferry just before departing. Wowzers, what a summer we have had! I think this is the first year since I moved here that we have had such a long spell of warm, dry and calm weather. Its was fab! Summer on our island usually lasts for a couple of weeks at... Continue Reading →

Vegetarian Spanish Omelette

I have to confess that until about a month ago I had never eaten a Spanish Omelette before....quite shocking I know! Well after enjoying one as part of a tapas meal with my hubby, I decided to give it a go myself. It's easy, tasty and healthy. You can share it between two people as... Continue Reading →


The view from my new office! This week I started a new job. I decided to take the leap and step away from the career area I had known and loved for the last 18 years, and plunge into the unknown. Oh my goodness, it was one of the toughest decisions I have had to... Continue Reading →

Egg Free Oat Cookies

I was sitting at home the other day and fancied something yummy to eat. After raiding the cupboards and finding them empty, I decided to try out a new recipe with some of the ingredients I had lying about. We always have porridge oats in the cupboard, so oat cookies seemed to fit the bill.... Continue Reading →

Becoming a Mum

Sixteen years ago today I became a mum for the first time. From a young age I had known that the only thing I really wanted to be was a mum. It was all I had ever dreamed of. At 3.02am you appeared in the world. All wrinkly and scrunched up. You blinked your eyes open... Continue Reading →

Breakfast Pancakes

The Spotty Teapot household all love pancakes! We don't just wait for Pancake Day either. They often feature at the weekends as either breakfast or brunch, depending how much of a lie in we have! Serves 4 (3 pancakes each) Prep time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 200g plain flour 4 medium eggs... Continue Reading →

How To Make Beeswax Wraps

On my mission to be more eco-friendly, and in a bid to help do our wee bit to reduce plastics, I came across the idea for beeswax wraps. I was initially just going to buy some as there are loads of online stores selling these at the moment. But then I thought, hang on a... Continue Reading →

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