Friendship and bridesmaid-ing in your 30s

I took this photo early on Friday morning, as one of my best friends was calmly sipping a peppermint tea on the morning of her wedding. I was pondering upon my role as bridesmaid and just what it means. That golden Autumn light sure is inspirational for pondering! Making friends as an adult is a … Continue reading Friendship and bridesmaid-ing in your 30s

Weekend Wanders: House spotting in Cressington, Liverpool

Welcome to Weekend Wanders, a series of blog posts about places to wander in Liverpool and surrounding areas. Having a dog means going out for walks, rain or shine. Our dog is a little bit of a princess and won't go if it's too rainy, but on those days when I'd usually look out the … Continue reading Weekend Wanders: House spotting in Cressington, Liverpool

Gluten free pancakes with blueberry maple syrup and bacon

Recipe – Gluten free pancakes with blueberry maple syrup and crispy bacon

When I first found out I couldn't eat gluten, there was a very limited choice of gluten free food and recipes about. I remember longingly staring at breakfast stacks of pancakes that other people would have at brunch, desperate to know what the elusive American pancakes/bacon/maple syrup combination tasted like. I'm very lucky that my … Continue reading Recipe – Gluten free pancakes with blueberry maple syrup and crispy bacon

Recipe – Gluten free pancakes with blueberry maple syrup and crispy bacon

When I first found out I couldn't eat gluten, there was a very limited choice of gluten free food and recipes about. I remember longingly staring at breakfast stacks of pancakes that other people would have at brunch, desperate to know what the elusive American pancakes/bacon/maple syrup combination tasted like. I'm very lucky that my … Continue reading Recipe – Gluten free pancakes with blueberry maple syrup and crispy bacon

Welcome to Pinafores and Peonies

A very warm welcome to Pinafores and Peonies! I'm Lucy. I'm a 30-something primary school music teacher living in Liverpool, UK with my husband Michael and our mischievous Yorkshire Terrier Bonnie. We bought a beautiful 1930s semi detached house earlier this year, and I'm going to use this blog to document the bits and bobs I adorn it with along the way. Read on to find out more about me...