2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 700,000 times in 2013. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 30 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Top 10 iconic wartime austerity recipes

iconicrecipesIf I’d done a decent looking ‘Mock Duck’ I would have added that to the list but until I do, for fun I put together a ‘Top 10 Iconic Wartime Austerity Recipes’ list..

All the recipes have one thing in common, each portion costs less than 50p and is therefore very suitable for those of us who are financially challenged.

I’ve just found some more recipe pamphlets and the more I study wartime recipes the more I want to shout out their value from the rooftops for those of us who need to keep within a strict budget.



Please take a look at the list and feel free to share it around.

Thank you xxxx

Life and blog plans

I’m finally all moved in and getting to know things….

There still remains 23 bags and boxes to unpack (all piled up in my bedroom) but for now they can stay there as there is much to do. I have no phone and still limited and sporadic internet connection so forgive my lack of postings..

This could also be to do with the fact that I’ve been seeing rather a lot more of a lovely man I met in January. He loves cooking too and reads through my wartime recipe books.  I WILL be cooking him wartime food..never fear 🙂

I feel a connection with him, I think he feels the same 🙂 I love spending time with him and he makes me happy!

It’s time for me to knuckle down though and make a forward plan to get back in the kitchen and start cooking up a 1940s storm..

The belly needs to go!

C xxxxx

Moved house, choccies and a man


Just a quick update- I have no internet or phone so snatching a quick few moments at work..

We’ve moved house and I’ve been in the bomb shelter. My new house is full of unpacked bags, and I’m off for my second date with a sparkly eyed, beardy man on Friday.. (who I had a great coffee morning with last week). He’s a lovely man…am soooo excited.

Oh and my work is giving away VALENTINE’s CHOCOLATES!

I’m tired as hell, ache all over but am smiling a LOT.

Can’t wait to tell you more about everything…

In the meantime it would mean a lot to me if you could pop over to where I work and enter their fab contest to win a lovely box of Valentine’s Chocolates..

All you have to do is go to WWW.WRAPPLER.COM , sign up and make a little Valentine’s Day list of your perfect Valentine’s Day treats. Share your list with Wrappler on Facebook and dedicate it to someone and we’ll put you into our draw to win a box of Valentine’s Day choccies..

Winner will be chosen on Feb 11th..