Tagged: summer

Finland Summer Santa Claus

Rovaniemi: Visiting Santa Claus in Summer!

Rovaniemi: Visiting Santa Claus in Summer! Have you ever wondered what Lapland is like in the summer? What does Santa get up to? We visited the real Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, Finland, slap-bang in the middle of summer and I can confirm that summer in Lapland is pretty...

Blackcurrant Shortbread-

Blackcurrant Shortbread

Blackcurrant Shortbread Jammy buttery shortbread with blackcurrant conserve for the win!  I had a friend coming round for coffee and the remnants of some homemade blackcurrant conserve I made in Sweden: these slices were the result.  We were house sitting and I had an Aga oven...

Hammerfest Norway

Hammerfest, Norway: The Town On Top Of The World!

At latitude 70º, Hammerfest lays claim to being the most northerly town (of any decent size) in the world. It certainly feels like you have left civilisation behind you as you cross the open expanse of tundra from Alta on route 94. The bleakness is...

50 Finland Summer Smiles 2016

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Summer

50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Summer. After spending eight weeks touring around Finland this summer in our truck camper I thought it only right to match my 50 Ways Finland Made Me Smile This Winter post with a summer one! On my trip...

Rhubarb and Vanilla Madeleines-8278

Rhubarb and Vanilla Madeleines

Rhubarb and Vanilla Madeleines. Gosh I love rhubarb; those tart pink sticks bring me such comforting joy and it is so much fun to cook with. If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll possibly be well aware of my rhubarb appreciation, there...

Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire | Vagabond Baking

Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire, Heavenly Wales

So I’ll pick up from where I left off in the last post, from Tywyn we headed south, towards Aberystwyth. We crossed the Dyfi Estuary and spent the day at Ynys Hir  an RSPB nature reserve. Fans of the BBC’s Springwatch programme will know it....

Elderflower Cordial | Vagabond Baking

Summer in a Bottle, Elderflower Cordial

The refreshing taste of elderflower syrup is the liquid embodiment of summer. It is the perfect non-alcoholic thirst quencher for long summer evenings, for picnics and outdoor entertaining. Not that it can’t be served alcoholic, make a delightful white wine spritzer with it for some...

Cheese and Onion Super Scones | Vagabond Baking

Cheese and Onion Super Scones

Summer is finally here! Get those picnic blankets out and throw an impromptu picnic in the garden on a lush lawn or pick a lovely sunny day and pack a basket with goodies and go for an adventure. These super cheese and onion scones are...

The Mall

A thrifty wander through London’s Parks

London can be an expensive destination, there are so many brilliant things to spend your hard-earned cash on, not to mention the cost of accommodation. When the sun comes out however, London can become your thrifty playground! Obviously you can’t plan your trip around the...

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