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Hi, my name is Stephanie, welcome to my blog on the two loves of my life, the border country of Scotland and England and, baking.

I have lived in the east and west (where I was born) of Scotland’s border country and adore the area. But I am always amazed at how little is known about its people, landscape and history, in contrast to other parts of Scotland.  Over the years I have struggled to find a comprehensive source of information on the area to share with friends. So, I’ve decided to create my own to help you explore this wonderful area.

I’m an enthusiastic, self taught, home-baker, and just love to talk about and eat cake, so I’ll also be including ideas for seasonal baking, eating local, our local food heroes and of course lots of ideas on where to walk off the calories.

I have teamed up with my niece Sophie, to produce this blog. Sophie is a talented artist and a lot more digitally savvy than me.   You will see some of her artwork appearing in the blog over the coming months.

So please help us create a buzz about our blog. Please get in touch with me at if you have any questions or ideas.  Let us know about your stories of the Borders, where you love to visit, walk, eat and have fun.  We love to hear from people who are as passionate about the area as we are.