Congratulations to Will and Kate on the birth of their baby boy!

Congratulations to Will and Kate on the birth of their baby boy!

We had no running water for an afternoon earlier this week. It was a reminder of how precious water is. 

We had no running water for an afternoon earlier this week. It was a reminder of how precious water is. 

The glorious heatwave means the beach is the perfect place to be!

The glorious heatwave means the beach is the perfect place to be!

Pink Jelly Designs’ homepage got a little refresh this morning. Go and take a better look at this little collection of whimsical, happy illustrations pinkjellydesigns.com

Pink Jelly Designs’ homepage got a little refresh this morning. Go and take a better look at this little collection of whimsical, happy illustrations pinkjellydesigns.com

Breakfast! Chocolate croissants or pancakes with syrup? Wouldn’t it be lovely to start each day with breakfast at a leisurely pace?

Breakfast! Chocolate croissants or pancakes with syrup? Wouldn’t it be lovely to start each day with breakfast at a leisurely pace?

What is Pink Jelly Designs? A land of whimsical, delightful and lighthearted illustrations!

What is Pink Jelly Designs? A land of whimsical, delightful and lighthearted illustrations!

I’m a fan of The Village Bakery Melmerby's Rye Bread after stumbling across their 'Try Rye Lunchtime Challenge'. The bread is a little hard to get hold of so I hope more shops in my area will start stocking them.

I’m a fan of The Village Bakery Melmerby's Rye Bread after stumbling across their 'Try Rye Lunchtime Challenge'. The bread is a little hard to get hold of so I hope more shops in my area will start stocking them.

I love Drop Scones (also known as Scotch Pancakes). They’re really easy to make and are great for bunch. Best served warm with butter and jam. I like mines with sliced banana and some honey. Delicious!

I love Drop Scones (also known as Scotch Pancakes). They’re really easy to make and are great for bunch. Best served warm with butter and jam. I like mines with sliced banana and some honey. Delicious!

Oh dear! The sourdough starter (Batch A) from last week didn’t go so well. I’ve had to go back to square one and I’m now trying a different recipe. This one doesn’t require organic grapes or to bin half the starter as part of the process. Fingers crossed…

Oh dear! The sourdough starter (Batch A) from last week didn’t go so well. I’ve had to go back to square one and I’m now trying a different recipe. This one doesn’t require organic grapes or to bin half the starter as part of the process. Fingers crossed…

I got myself a ‘pet’ over the weekend - the type that Paul Hollywood would approve of. It’s a sourdough starter (recipe available from the BBC food website). It’s steadily bubbling away in the warmth of my living room. If all goes well there might be homemade fresh bread soon!

I got myself a ‘pet’ over the weekend - the type that Paul Hollywood would approve of. It’s a sourdough starter (recipe available from the BBC food website). It’s steadily bubbling away in the warmth of my living room. If all goes well there might be homemade fresh bread soon!