Cheat’s Watermelon Granita

I honestly thought I would need to keep this recipe in the bag for next year as surely this hot weather was going to end right? Wrong! Here we are in 30 degree heat and I have to say it is still not getting old for me. Having shared this super cooling Oolong and Cucumber … Continue reading Cheat’s Watermelon Granita


Aperol and Orange Drizzle Cake

A little known aperitif until about five years ago, you now can’t get far in the summer without seeing a glass of Aperol Spritz. Walking through Wimbledon at the weekend, every other drinking establishment was promoting it, some with really elaborate orange decorations. I’d even say it’s overtaking Pimms as the drink of the summer... … Continue reading Aperol and Orange Drizzle Cake

New Forest Shepherds Huts – Our Anniversary Weekend Escape

Today is our second wedding anniversary! How fast has the last two years flown by? Even though they have been jam-packed and great fun, it’s still hard to believe that our wedding and our incredible honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives wasn’t just a few months ago! Anyway, as much as I love you … Continue reading New Forest Shepherds Huts – Our Anniversary Weekend Escape

Strawberry Picking in Berkshire and Homemade Jam

Summer = strawberries, especially with Wimbledon coming up, and there's nothing quite like locally grown British strawberries. I don't remember ever going strawberry picking before, so after hearing that a couple of friends had been, and seeing photos on Instagram, I figured why not! It's a great way to get outdoors, engage in a local … Continue reading Strawberry Picking in Berkshire and Homemade Jam