Plant-based Simnel Cake Recipe

This cake is based on the usual teacake recipe I use and quite forgiving so you can mix and match ingredients if you don't have everything!IngredientsFor the marzipan180g ground almonds140g brown sugar1/2 tsp vanilla essence3 tbsp waterFor the cake300g dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, etc.)260ml hot tea (about one mug of tea)40ml juice and grated peel… Continue reading Plant-based Simnel Cake Recipe

2min Okutama River Meditation

Here is a 2min river meditation, created in Okutama, Japan. Start the video or audio, sit with a straight back, your chin slightly pulled in, relax your shoulders and close your eyes (or lie down if too tired!).Relax and slow down your breathing.Listen to the river, each time you notice your mind has wandered, gently… Continue reading 2min Okutama River Meditation

Colour Pencils

Been wanting to use some colour pencils that need sharpening for a while. They are chunkier than the standard size, I had a large size pencil sharpener for them but it got broken when the bag it was in got caught in my bicycle wheel when I was cycling to a yoga lesson through Toyama… Continue reading Colour Pencils