Blossoming Writer

Alet Gardner

Alet Gardner

Hi there! I am an South African expat, living in the lovely Kent countryside in the UK.
I love everything meaningful and beautiful - so I try my hand at photography, painting, embroidery, needlework, cooking and writing.

My inspiration for all of this: the people that I love,
and the love that God has for me.

Strawberries with puff pastry hearts

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 16:15

What to do when you have bought a packet of ready-made puff pastry for a household of two?  Make chicken pies, then a beautiful strawberry dessert, then start thinking about the next application….

Twinned bread rolls

Sunday, 16 June 2013 14:59

Twinned bread rolls:


I took the short cut – using bread ready mix for both the brown and white parts (seeing that I don’t have to prove to anyone that I can make bread from scratch.) 

For 12 rolls I used 250gram of each and prepared as instructed on the packets.  While the dough was rising, I grated some Cheddar cheese (any strong tasting cheese should do, but I kept in mind that someone might want to enjoy it with a little jam.)  I cut 6 spring onions into 4cm pieces, halved them lengthwise and got twelve sage leaves from my herb garden (sounds impressive – just a few potted herbs at my back door). 

Stay-at-home mom

Sunday, 19 May 2013 15:22



Help!  I want to be more than I am right now, but how will I ever attain that?  I am tired of wondering and wondering and being on an emotional rollercoaster  I don’t want to just carry on with life – I want to LIVE!  How am I going to succeed in doing that?


- Stay-at-home mom