This space is intended to provide regular updates to events and projects I am involved in. Keep watching for book launches and crafting courses to be announced soon. I am reallly excited to be able to announce the first of my Genius Crafting Courses, which start in October at the lovely Oliver's Hill Barn in beautiful East Sussex.

Joining me will be Louise Roberts, a very talented crafter, cook and gardener lending her own expertise and top tips to the Junk Genius and Superscrimping ideas I have been involved with.

Please do click on a post and leave any comments and suggestions.


Ginger, Lemon and Honey Soothing  Drink

Try this wonderfully warming winter drink which is particularly beneficial for coughs and colds.



Root ginger


Grated zest and juice of one lemon

Boiling water


Grate approximately 1” of root ginger into a small teapot. Add the zest of a lemon to the pot with the ginger. Pour over boiling water and allow to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Longer is better.

Pour the tea through a strainer into a mug or cup, add the lemon juice and honey to taste, generally 2 teaspoons is about right, but adjust to your own preference.


I find this amazing concoction very beneficial for coughs and sore throats as it is so warming and soothing.