10 year challenge

An eye roll at yet another social media challenge, it’s that or another “national” day of some description. But it did get me thinking about how s decade could fly by in a blink of an eye.

Brassieres

From the 16th century to the 19th century women wore corsets but they were designed to shape the woman’s torso rather than to provide support. It wasn’t until 1913 the modern bra was invented. Mary Phelps Jacob invented the modern bra, she used two handkerchiefs joined by ribbon. She patented her invention in 1914.

Resolutions

That time of year again and it always brings a moment of reflection on the past 12 months, was it a bestseller?  Hell yes.  2018 will be an unforgettable year for The Pennington family as we launched our business in May.  We  have been blown away by the support and more importantly custom.  We have … More Resolutions

Playing Tourist

Living in Cumbria, it’s a tourist hotspot. As an off comer, yes I’m still that even after living here for 28 years. I love exploring what is on my doorstep.

EVAS

I feel as if I’ve neglected my blog for a while, mainly posting recipes. Back in May 2018, I left my job after 28 years and along with my family we set up Penningtons tea and coffee.

Harissa Lamb stew

Lamb is my favourite meat sorry veggie readers. The warming harissa gives a lovely heat to the dish. Ingredients 3 tbsp oil 4 neck fillet pieces of lamb 1 large onion finely chopped 2 aubergines cut into chunks 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp coriander seeds 2 tbsp harissa paste 1 lemon pared into strips … More Harissa Lamb stew

Rough runner

This event was certainly out of my comfort zone! You know when at the beginning of the year people ask you to do things and you agree without even thinking?! That was me when Sarah and Nat from Sarah Jones PT, asked me if I fancied doing Rough Runner.