Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Christmas Boutique

After a very successful first year, the Christmas Boutique in Ranelagh Arts Centre is coming back again! It will run from the 12th-23rd December 12 days of Christmas! I will be including a selection of prints and a large selection of cards, featuring some favourites such as 'Piggy' below and some brand new designs. Watch this space for more details..

Friday, October 12, 2012

Easy Shortbread Biscuits


2oz/55g caster sugar
4oz/125g butter
6oz/180g plain flour

Preheat oven to 190C/Gas 5.

Beat the butter and the sugar together until smooth, then stir in the flour a little at a time, to make a smooth paste.
Turn the mixture onto a clean surface and carefully roll out to a thickness of about 1cm.
Cut into fingers (Use a long non-serrated knife) and place onto a baking tray (I place a sheet of greaseproof paper on the baking tray).  Leave in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
Mark the biscuits with a fork and bake in the oven for approx 15 minutes, or until pale golden-brown. (*Tip take them out when they are 'just starting to colour' if you want a softer crumbly biscuit.)
Sprinkle with a little castor sugar and set aside to cool.

These biscuits are great with a coffee, tea or hot chocolate. They are also fantastic with good vanilla ice cream! :)


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


SWENY's pharmacy is a little gem in the centre of the city. Catering for multinational visitors attending the Joycean readings; 'Finnegan's Wake' on Sunday evenings and 'Ulysses' on Thursdays are my favourites, though there are readings every day. 

'Thinking of You' Sheep card above exclusively designed for SWENYs.

SWENY's Lincoln place D2.

A Selection of my Joyce cards available also from my ETSY shop https://www.etsy.com/listing/100906712/james-joyce-ulysses