Category Archives: Looking back

We’ve moved… to The Weekend

1So you might have noticed we’ve not been hanging around these parts lately…

It’s not you, it’s us. It started with us both being busy with work, then we let a few others things get in the way… and then we just lost a bit of momentum.

But luckily with the New Year came a new enthusiasm for writing and creativity – plus a new idea for an online home. Similar, but different. And now it’s ready to share.

We love this space, and all the brilliant people we’ve met along the way, friendships and connections that would never have happened were it not for Make, Do and Spend.

We have learnt so much over the last few years. And now we’re a little older, a little wiser and a little braver.

So we still plan to work together and we’ll still continue to make, do and spend – just in a different location where we have a little more space to grow, create and be ourselves.

If you’ve enjoyed this blog, would like see what we actually look like (we’ve always been shy creatures on this blog!) and love being part of a creative community, please follow us to The Weekend Collective– we’d love to have you on board!

 

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Looking Back: 2015

Happy new year to all! As we head into 2016 we thought we would have a little look back at all the Make, Do and spend activities over the last year…..

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January 

Getting Organised

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February

Blood orange, almond and Pistachio Cakes and Rhubarb Rum

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March

The Big Clothes swap  & an exclusive interview with Richard III on the day of his burial

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April

A guest Post from our Friend Holly Loves Cake & Those Doughnuts 

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May

Bluebell Woods

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June

Elderflower Sugar & Mango Frozen Yoghurt 

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July

B & E do Italy, plus Jam Tarts  & Macarons

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August 

Watermelon Cake

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September 

B Visited Copenhagen, E made Elderberry Vodka

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October

Pumpkin & Spice Sugar Buns

November

What November?!

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December

Amaretto Hot Chocolate

All best wishes for 2016!

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Looking Back: a year of blogging

Merry Christmas this year (as ever, we ended up being too busy to post!) but we’re just in time to offer you a very happy New Year!

And before we look ahead to 2015, we thought a review of some of our posts over the past 12 months was in order…

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January
B was visiting Brussels on the cheap and E was making sour cherry and apple bircher muesli

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February
E was displaying homemade jam jar planters, while B was sharing her favourite quotes

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March
B was fossil hunting on the shores of Rutland Water and E was doodling with pancakes

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April
B spent some time reflecting through a lens and E was reporting back from holidaying in East Sussex

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May
E made some tasty green garlic pesto from her garden and B went walking with owls (really, it’s a thing!)

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June
We both went to Leicester’s annual Art House exhibition and canal festival  – and E made a mocktail to enjoy the weather with

July
E took hourly snaps of her trip to Frankfurt and B had fun on the trains at Indietracks festival

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August
E shared a recipe for white peach, honey and lavender sorbet and B gave some advice on keeping your feet dry!

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September
A guest allotment recipe post and B shared a few tips for staying healthy while working on the road

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October
B posted some food recommendations from her trip to South Africa and E made maple and pecan madeleines with some vintage bakeware

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November
We visited Amsterdam and ate our way through the city, as well as taking plenty of photos

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December
E was making Earl Grey vodka and geometric stamps for wrapping paper

Looking back: March

Here’s a little look back at what we were doing this time last year…….

B was visiting Toronto…….

……And the Rain Room

E was Visiting Brussels………

 And making hot cross doughnuts

And two years ago….

What were you up to this time last year? 

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Looking back: Febuary

A little look at what we were up to this time last year……

We were busy Making…..

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Baking….

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And Organising…..

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Also, B wangled an exclusive interview with Richard III!

And TWO years ago… 

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