A Lovely Surprise!

On returning home today, I found Mr Shortcake busy in the kitchen. When I enquired what he was up to, I was shooed away as he was creating a special Gluten & Dairy Free fruit cake, just for me!!! OOoohhhh, lovely!! He has never baked so this was a very special treat and it is delicious....light, fluffy and fruity, so good with vanilla ice cream!! The recipe is on the This Morning website, it is labelled Gluten-free, it was aired today! Enjoy....


I've finally done it! Yay! I've opened my Etsy shop under my blog name...www.ktshortcake.etsy.com. I've listed five paintings so far. It's all so exciting! They are all hand-painted by me. I'm going though a little change in technique and inspiration so new different piece will be added soon.


Well, it was back to work for me yesterday but what a lovely day to go back! I was fortunate enough to be included on a field trip to Lawrence Field, in the Peak District National Park....such a beautiful place! We ventured in to a disused quarry to climb and this is what we were confronted by...

...A beautiful forest of Silver Birch trees embedded in thick spongy grass!!

The rock faces were beautiful and surrounded a still pool, it was cold and damp but the scenery made up for it!!

The autumn leaves glistened like dropped coins, a very romantic place! Even if the rambling sheep interrupted the silence occasionally!!
I love Autumn (or Fall if you're reading this in America!!). I love the colours, I love the cold, I love big winter coats, I love the steam of your breath outside, I love hat and glove sets, I love Bonfire night, and most of all I love the excuse to cuddle on the sofa to get warm!

So go cuddle!!


Phone camera...

Recently, I invested in a mobile phone with a decent camera, I'm not a fan of phone gadgets, as long as it makes calls and sends text messages I'm happy! So I have been embarking on training my brain to remember I have a phone at hand and use it more often! This week, between rain showers, I went to my local park......

I'm quite impressed with the outcome, I took plenty of photos of course but these were my favourites, the colours are inspiring.


I'm a bit behind the times it seems, as I've only just discovered the joys of Blogging! I've been inspired by many creative spaces and decide to give it ago.  I hope to keep it frequent but I have a habit of taking too much on, so apologies in advance for delays!  This space will be used to display things I like, things that inspire me and things I've created.  Let's see what happens...... x

About Me

"I eat grated cheese out of the bag, talk to my cat in French, name my cars according to their license plate and procrastinate a shockingly high amount! I'm a bag of contradictions."

This is what I've written in my Blogger profile to give a brief insight in to the workings of my little brain. I have neglected to mention that I am a teacher, artist and entrepreneur. I like things to be organised and tidy so I make a lot of lists! I've recently relocated to the United Arab Emirates with Mr Shortcake; we brought the cat along for the ride too. I'm newly married and enjoying concocting plans for our future together.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog, if you have any questions please feel free to email me at Ktshortcake at hotmail dot com!

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