So if you read my first installment on our little mini break to Madrid (gosh that sounds very Bridget Jones doesn’t it?) you’ll know we got to the hotel, dumped out bags and off we set to explore. READ MORE
We went to Madrid. Just me and my husband. No kids. Two nights away. It felt decadent and almost like a honeymoon. We went to Barcelona for our honeymoon, just for three days mind. (No, this was not a deliberately miserly honeymoon, my dad was ill and well, it felt a bit odd to be living it up whilst he lay in hospital).
Do you want to know what we got up to? Here goes… READ MORE
Babies have no respect for sleep. It’s wasted on them. Kids too. Zero understanding for how wonderful it is and the scarcity of it in adult life.
Sometimes I day-dream about especially long sleeps I remember BK (Before Kids). There was one time, in the late 90’s, after a night shift where I delivered two babies, that I slept for so long I had no idea if it were morning or evening when I awoke. I did what any sensible girl would do and called my Dad. He knew. Dads always know if it’s day or night. READ MORE
I love an oven baked quiche as much as the next person but sometimes I have neither the time nor the inclination for making pastry. This recipe is a nifty way to get that quiche flavour; the carby hit usually provided by the pastry, instead offered by the egg soaked bread.
Drink and dial. Do you remember the days? Or drink and text? I recall deleting some numbers from my phone, save I call them at an inopportune gin related moment. READ MORE
Bake Off is back! So here’s a little recipe that starts us all off slowly. I’m not talking about ease of recipe, oh no (though these are very easy indeed), I’m talking about calorifically. Look, we’ve got weeks ahead of us. We need to pace ourselves. So I’m starting with refined sugar free tropical breakfast bars that I made for a Whitworths workshop.
This is a low refined sugar bar packed full of oats, a little like a flapjack, with a totally tropical taste. A great way to start the day without lots of unnecessary added refined sugar. These freeze well too, so make a batch, store away in your freezer and defrost one overnight ready for breakfast at home or on the go.
Hello! I haven’t got long as I’m about to get a flight (to LA – I know, that sounds very jet set, but really it isn’t – more to be revealed soon) so I’m writing this in a frenzy of packing and trying to find travel adaptors and ear plugs and all that jazz. This recipe should pop up some time next week when I will likely be mid flight back. It’s the gravity defying cake I made on This Morning. You can watch the vid here if you like. It’s been pretty popular so far with a fair few folks already having made one the very afternoon of the day it was on TV. Now that’s quick. READ MORE
Do you remember how holidays used to be? READ MORE