|Treasure from the Beach|
We had a wonderful summer here in Brittany and then it was back to Richmond for a busy few months. I had great fun doing several courses, including an inspiring Pasta Course at Miranda Gore Browne's Kitchen School, led by the fabulous Valentina Harris.
|An inspiring day at Miranda's enchanting cookery school|
In early December I went to the Petersham Nurseries, where I learnt to make my own Christmas Wreath. Again an inspirational course, and it was lovely to do something that wasn't food based! More non food courses this year I think!
However the real highlight of the last few months for me was my holiday in Ontario with my daughter. We had such fun.
|We whooshed up the CN Tower.|
The lift is incredibly fast!
|Niagara Falls must be one of the most stunningly beautiful|
natural places in the world,
it's worth visiting Ontario for this alone.
I will write more detailed posts on all three of these events, during the next couple of weeks.
Whilst taking a break from blogging, I have still been busy on Social Media, focusing on my Instagram account, you can find me there at jude_magee. I have been posting several times a day, and am really enjoying the micro-blogging aspect of it; one photo and a few sentences, it's really great fun.
In the summer I joined a monthly hashtag prompt list called #mystylephotochallenge. It was a little outside my comfort zone, as it was style rather than food based, but I discovered it was great fun, and I 'met' many new and interesting IGers through it.
Because it was such fun I and several other bloggers decided a new foodie hashtag might be equally fun, and in September we launched #scrumptiouskitchen. (I wanted to include everyone, not just cooks, so the emphasis was on everything in the kitchen rather then simply fabulous cooking.)
It has been a huge success, today we just passed the 6,000 photo mark, and there is now a warm, supportive, growing IG community regularly posting photos at #scrumptiouskitchen.
Of course, I need to write a more detailed post specifically about #scrumptiouskitchen! I do hope if you are on Instagram you'll consider joining in, and if you're not, well why not join both Instagram and #scrumptiouskitchen?
|Our first month of #scrumptiouskitchen prompts|
I will of course still bake family birthday cakes, make (healthy?) treats with my daughter. There maybe some chocolate at Easter, and of course there will still be plenty of gorgeous local produce and seafood when we're here in Brittany. After the success of our trip to Ontario last Autumn, my daughter and I are planning Paris for her 10th birthday and (hopefully) New York in October.
I'm looking forward to 2016, are you? What plans do you have?
Take Care... until next week x
|Happy New Year!|