Now for something completely different- a sweet and fun font for those you inspired to have a circus or carnival inspired wedding. As my mind drifts to sticky fairy floss, toffee apples and a heck of a lot of fun I think today’s Tuesday Type – Jfferrule could be just the font to use on your invitations inviting your guests to roll up roll up for the occasion of the year!

Jfferrule is a completely free font which gives two varieties. Lowercase are solid type while uppercase is a little grander. The font also has a slightly retro feel, so it’s use doesn’t have to be limited to circus or carnival style events.

JFFerrule is available as a free download from FontStock.

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Cocktail Friday – Sangria

by | Made, Recipes


Polka Dot Bride

One of my favourite summer drinks is Sangria. It’s so convenient to have a few jugs on hand for barbeques or paella days and it’s so easy to make!

Here’s a recipe I’ve drawn from a few different sources and made my own!


  • A 750 ml bottle of wine (Something heavier like Shiraz, merlot or cabernet sauvignon works best)
  • One lemon
  • One cinnamon stick
  • Two oranges
  • 1/4 cup brandy
  • Lemonade
  • Ice


1. Into a large jug (I use a 2 litre capacity jug) place your cinnamon stick. Squeeze the juice of one orange into the jug and add a thinly sliced lemon and orange.

2. Add brandy and pour in your red wine. Leave in the fridge overnight so flavours can infuse. (If you’re not a fan of the fruity pieces, add these just prior to serving)

3. When ready to serve, fill the rest of the jug with cold lemonade. Stir and pour over ice in tumbler glasses.

4. Enjoy on a warm summer’s day, preferably with a pan of paella in front of you and sunshine bearing down!