Sending my best Easter wishes over from beautiful Bruges. I can't wait to post about everything we've been up to! I hope you're having a lovely Easter Sunday and that it's a bright and hopeful celebration of new life and all things spring-like! Perhaps you'll be indulging in a good old Sunday roast and/or a … Continue reading Happy Easter!
Guys, it’s Easter this weekend! Personally, I am really looking forward to a 4-day weekend and our little getaway to Bruges, but I couldn’t wait to start enjoying some chocolate crafty fun. I’ve never made Easter eggs before and always thought it looked fiddly and perhaps not worth the effort, but this year I wanted … Continue reading Homemade Kintsugi Easter Eggs
Last weekend we went out with Mark’s Mum for a pre-Mother’s Day Sunday lunch. The Pot Kiln in Frilsham near Yattingdon in Berkshire is a fantastic restaurant specialising in game - you might remember their Pavé of Fallow that made it into the special mentions on My Top Food Experiences of 2017. The restaurant is … Continue reading Sunday Lunch at The Pot Kiln, Berkshire
In 2015 I had the privilege of staying with my Japanese friend's family in Tokyo for two weeks in February/March. They were such kind and generous hosts and I took away so many amazing memories from that experience. My trip happened to coincide with the Japanese festival of Hinamatsuri, also known as the Doll Festival … Continue reading Hinamatsuri – Celebrating Japan’s Girls’ Day
It's snowing in London as I'm writing this, which feels a far cry from the weather I was enjoying last week in Durban, South Africa. Even just catching the tail end of their summer meant sunny skies and temperatures of 29°C. Durban is a bustling port on the East coast of South Africa, with some … Continue reading Durban, South Africa
Today is PANCAKE DAY! Traditionally a day of indulgence before the long fast of lent, but nowadays just an excuse for...creative pancake toppings! I've road-tested a few new ideas this year and some of them worked brilliantly so here's a few ideas you can borrow to spice up your pancake day and impress the family … Continue reading Pancake toppings you really should try
I’m in a bit of a baking mood right now for some reason, perhaps it’s the bitingly cold but sunny weather we’re getting here in London this week? Or perhaps I’ve been cake-bribing people at work more than usual…? Aaanyway, last night I rustled up this pear and cardamom loaf cake for work as a … Continue reading Pear and Cardamom Cake