All posts tagged: Cartmel

In a nutshell: August

August, well it just sort of went! It went in having my little house painted internally at the beginning of August and the finale was having new flooring laid in my hall and lounge at the end of the month. And as we know, that doesn’t just happen by itself. All that prepping and cleaning up!! So many choices, so many decisions. Making decisions for yourself is the hardest, right?! I struggle to take photos of my little house in its entirety. Because of that, I’m not always the best interiors blogger. However, I do love my home and I like to share what I’ve been up to and what’s on my interiors radar. It’s my little bit of imperfect perfection. The fun bits have been gradually filling my newly painted hall with new pictures, and reframing my old favourites. I’m lucky to have an artistic daughter, and my home is filled with her work. The middle of August brought us a family staycation, back to the area where I grew up, Cartmel. It is …

Culinary Cartmel in Cumbria

I can’t beat a last minute opportunity to escape to the other side of the country to visit family and friends. Such therapy! Recently, for me, it was also a nostalgic trip down memory lane to the village of Cartmel in the Southern Lakes, having grown up in that area. It is also a picture perfect English village untouched by the ravages of modern life renowned for its priory, puddings and posh eateries. Sticky toffee pudding and posh nosh Cartmel is the home of the sticky toffee pudding (or STP), that delightful dessert that makes the taste buds salivate like they’ve been awoken from a long trip in the culinary wilderness. It’s the combination of rich toffee sauce and light, slightly figgy pudding that makes this the perfect pudding in my eyes. The Cartmel Village Shop  has different variations on the classic STP from the Sticky Banana Pudding to the Sticky Ginger and Sticky Chocolate – a treat for any lover of puddings. We came across Unsworth’s Yard near the Priory, a collection of neat retail units, including Cartmel Cheeses and …