Category Archives: exploration

Losely house

Today I have lunch at Losely House in the Wisteria Tea rooms. followed by a wonder around the beautiful gardens. We did not booked onto a tour of the house this trip, but if you are going it is a great way to learn about the history of the house. 


©Sophie Douglas 2016 

New year, new project 

Happy New Year one and all; and I hope this is the start of a fantastic, happy and healthy year!

To start the new year I have started a new 365 day project, if you wish to follow please do! 

sophies365project
Thank you! Sophie 
https://sophies365project.wordpress.com/

The back off effect

Having actually got up early to take the dogs  to the seaside I got home to deal with a giant marrow I was given.

With it I made: 

  • ginger and narrow jam, 
  • ginger, orange and current cakes
  • froze the spare marrow for later

The extra flour I tried out some rough pastry. Who knew it was so easy! Get flour, frozen butter, salt, pepper and a little water. Grate frozen butter, mix it together, stick it in the fridge for half an hour, make tarts (Filled with homemade marrow chutney and goats cheese) and eat! 

Just call me Sophie Berry!   
    
 
©www.sophiemayer.com 2015

Work/life balance- life is winning….

Does anyone else struggle with their work life balance? 
I am trying to catch up on work; photo editing, painting for an upcoming exhibition, and the ongoing sorting of years of projects that need filing, finishing or throwing away! 

But I keep getting distracted with my garden, seeing friends, and walking the dogs! Life is winning, work is losing!

This weekend is writing a plan to fit in everything I want to do! 

 Images from Canterbury Cathedral, Aunty Janets swimming pool, Birling Gap, and Eastbourne Beach©www.sophiemayer.com 2015