5 ways to beat a creative slump.

    We’ve all been there. You’re just about to start or are already in the middle of doing something crafty and all of a sudden it just feels like a chore,  before you know it your absent mindedly muddling through, making silly mistakes and practically ruining what should be something great. Well here are … [Read more…]

Sticky lemon drizzle cake.

  It’s May bank holiday weekend, there really isn’t a better time to bake a cake. And nothing says summer like this delicious sticky lemon drizzle cake. Its my all time favourite. I like it the day after its been made when the lemon sugar syrup has stuck with the icing sugar topping, a sweet … [Read more…]

Real chicken gravy – 5 easy steps.

Happy Sunday! Here in the Swain house we love Sundays. The door doesn’t get unlocked, pyjamas stay on, the TV shows a constant run of family friendly box sets and films (Modern Family & Harry potter being our favourite), we spend the whole day relaxing, just being, free of any stress that comes from having a busy … [Read more…]