Saturday, December 10, 2016

Here & Now | December Link-Up


Welcome to this month's Here & Now - and of course the very last for 2016! I just want to take this opportunity to thank-you for joining in, it's been lovely to see this little community growing and I'm really looking forward to seeing where it goes in the new year. But for now, let's have a look at this month's link-up!

This link up is open from today until midnight on the 17th. Remember that there is now a gorgeous new button for you to grab, and you can now join in two ways - either on your blog, or share your Here & Now on Instagram! The instructions on how to Instagram your Here & Now are below, along with the guidelines for blogging.

Monday, December 05, 2016

How to Keep Your Sourdough Starter Happy in Summer



I'm fairly certain I've mentioned it before - my sourdough loves summer. The starter activates quickly, and the loaves are more easily over-proved (something that sadly usually happens to my first few loaves coming out of winter - I tend to forget they'll rise quickly and leave them for the same length of time I do in winter!).

Like most living things, my sourdough starter requires slightly different care during the warmer months, so I thought today I'd share with you how I keep her happy during summer. I'll also be touching briefly on how your sourdough starter actually works, hopefully so that you understand her needs better and know how to adjust her care accordingly.

Let's talk sourdough starters, shall we?

Friday, December 02, 2016

Summer Days On Film



This month's film is slower paced than all of my others, perhaps truly reflecting what summer days are like. Lots of shade seeking, water drinking and waiting for the sun to go down.

I hope you enjoy it - and perhaps let me know about your summer days in the comments below!

And, as it usual with my film posts, below the film you'll find some things I've been enjoying and I thought you might too.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Myrtle the Unicorn + Miss Strudel Owl



Last week I started knitting a little pink owl. I was rummaging around in my yarn box when I spotted a ball of soft bamboo/merino yarn in the prettiest shade of pink. It seemed to say "owl", and so before I had a chance to procrastinate (terrible habit of mine), I cast on and started knitting.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Positives of Summer


After a lovely cool (almost cold) snap last week, summer has today returned. I may have mentioned before that it's not my favourite season. However, I don't like to dwell on the negative, so last year I tried hard to see the good in this season and I almost came to like it as much as the others. I'm putting that into practice again this year by taking notice of the simple things that make this season what it is - the things I enjoy that are unique to summer.

© Say Little Hen
Maira Gall