Giveaway #19 – Neil Perry recipe book from Qantas

In Giveaways, Other On September 5, 2013 180 Comments

I have a signed recipe book by Neil Perry to giveaway to anyone, anywhere in the world, courtesy of Qantas who offer flights to Australia where Neil does… Read More »

thomas king of the railway

Giveaway #18 – Thomas King of the Railway DVD

In Giveaways, Other On September 2, 2013 157 Comments

I had this idea before I had children that summers would be spent frolicking in the garden, sprinkler on, children giggling, ice lollies in hand. Now I know… Read More »

oaty peanut butter cookies

Oaty peanut butter cookies

In Biscuits On August 20, 2013 4 Comments

We’re back from France. Mildly café au lait coloured in skin tone, a respectable amount of tanning for any factor 50 obsessive mother with an eye on Vitamin D… Read More »

strawberries and cream cupcakes

Strawberries and cream cupcakes

In Cakes and Bakes, Other On August 6, 2013 6 Comments

I’m from Leicester and it’s not somewhere people seem to be proud to be from. Possibly being a Midlands city it suffers from a lack of north/south divide… Read More »

picnic loaf stuffed

Stuffed picnic loaf

In Breads On August 6, 2013 2 Comments

This is the ultimate prepare ahead picnic lunch. Just make sure everything you’re stuffing into it is loved by all and away you go. My lot are rather… Read More »

blueberry mess jam jars

Blueberry mess jam jars

In Cakes and Bakes, Puddings On August 6, 2013 0 Comments

I have a love hate relationship with all things twee. I am partial to a Cath Kidston peg bag and indeed, make up bag. But I don’t have… Read More »

meringue kisses

Melting meringue kisses

In Cakes and Bakes On August 6, 2013 4 Comments

These really are the sweetest things. Dainty, tiny little sugared kisses, forever welded to another kiss through the power of white chocolate. Does it get any better? I… Read More »


Very rich chocolate pud

In Puddings On July 31, 2013 8 Comments

I am sitting here typing away on the sofa with bright red, just painted, glossy Chanel red finger nails. And a can of Carlsberg topped up with lime… Read More »


Puffed up peaches

In Other, Pastry, Puddings On July 29, 2013 12 Comments

As our summer holiday fast approaches I can’t help but feel slightly disappointed with myself. I blame everything on leggings; everything. You see, in my last proper job,… Read More »

orange rubble cake

Orange rubble cake

In Cakes and Bakes On July 23, 2013 3 Comments

I think if The Flintstones had made cake (did they, did they? I just can’t recall) this might be the one they’d make. It’s pleasingly rubble like inside… Read More »