It’s a year ago since we took ownership of our Black Labrador puppy Lucy. After the initial wobbles about how a dog would fit into our lives, these were quickly dispelled as she settled in and we wondered how we had survived without a Lucy.
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.
Lucy was one on Christmas Eve and it’s nearly a year since we bought her home. It seems like 2 seconds ago she was only able to fit in the palm of our hands. I say the same about my stepsons, obviously not fitting in the palm of my hand!
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.
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
In the last 15 years, post London marathon I have always entered as soon as entries were live. Today I received the ‘commiserations’ email to say I was not lucky enough to get a place again.
When I visit London, I always get excited when I see Big Ben and the iconic Houses of Parliament. I have run the London marathon 4 times and when I see this building I know I’m near the finish.
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.
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.
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