Author: John Clayton

  • Blackcurrants Ahoy!

    There are years where you get gluts of fruit and veg from both the garden and the allotment. 2 years ago we had to share our damson harvest with our neighbours – picking from the tree filled 2 large buckets! Last year we offered to share the harvest again – we would keep 1 damson, […]

  • Coffee/Walnut


    Right. Hadn’t planned to do another cheesecake so quickly but the chickens are producing copious amounts of eggs at the moment and Philadelphia is on offer in Tesco. It’s like the universe is telling me to bake cheesecake. For this, you’ll need a copy of this book. “The Great British Bake Off How to Turn […]

  • The end of the beginning

    Somewhere about 15, 16 years ago I walked my daughter into Reception for the first time, setting her on the path that would see her through Primary school, 2 Secondary schools, and on into Warsash Maritime Academy heading for the Merchant Navy. When we made those first steps I had no idea where she would […]