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Sloe gin finished, now for Port!

I began this project in October with sloes freshly picked during our anniversary weekend away in the Cotswolds, read about it here.  Though easy enough to make, the long wait that follows involves a mixture of curiosity and apprehension.  441 more words


Exams are not fun, but presents always are

So last week was my birthday, and I spent it revising for an exam which was the next day. It wasn’t terribly exciting, but I got some cool stuff to distract me from the exam-time-stress. 421 more words


sloe gin and rosehip vodka - botanical booze!

Sloe gin is probably my favourite drink ever after Mead (which I’m learning to make as part of this course). I’m just getting around to processing the sloes I picked before Christmas. 260 more words

Wild Food

Sloe gin

I know I’m a bit behind in posting this sloe gin recipe – I think it’s traditionally served at Christmas due to the time that sloes are growing, but I’ve had so many other things to jabber on about that this has been sat in my draft folder. 496 more words


Sloe Gin

Whilst walking in the fields to the back of my house in early autumn last year, I came across a number of bushes with lovely plump sloes growing. 245 more words



Persephone, also called Kore (“the maiden”), is the daughter of Zeus and the harvest goddess Demeter, and is the queen of the underworld. Homer describes her as the formidable, venerable majestic queen of the underworld, who carries into effect the curses of men upon the souls of the dead… 57 more words


My real NYE, adult calpol and beard issues!

Apologies to my friends
Despite it being a gift delivered by many at this time of year,  I don’t really think a chuffing horrible cold was what any of my friends wanted me to share with them for NYE, but unfortunately that was what I had on offer! 467 more words