A Twist On Chicken Risotto

Risotto never looks overly pretty unless you put it in one of those weird small bowls with huge risen plate surroundings. But much look a book should not be judged by its cover the taste of food should not be judged by the chefs presentation skills. We rarely have actual risotto rice in and instead […]

I Cannot But You Can

Forget “what if” because what if tomorrow you cannot? Forget “I cannot” because one day you really may not be able to. Forget sympathy and instead show empathy. Sometimes it is important to be selfish and do things based solely on your own needs and your own health. I for one completely understand that and […]

Lush Cosmetics Satsuma Bath Bomb

Satsuma is such a strong smell; somebody peels one on the bus and regardless of where you are sitting the smell will waft over to you. Satsuma is a love or hate it smell as well as taste but if you love it and seek it out then you want it to have a real […]

The Tram Stop Cafe, Croydon

Soup of the day in a cafe on Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon

The last time I ventured to the The Tram Stop Cafe handily situated by Addiscombe tram stop in Croydon was back in March. I remember the peppered beef bagel that came with crisps and salad as well as the minty iced, with chocolate bunny inserted, cupcake and have distinct memories of loving it. With rich […]

Nachos On Pizza?

From hotdogs filling crusts to bugers in buns on top as part of the topping pizzas have recently seen it all. Pizza is big business and companies feel the need to constantly reinvent things and add more choices to the menu but in doing so they have attempted to bring other cuisines into the pizza […]

Che Guevara’s The Motorcycle Diaries

Reading has not exactly been my strong point over the last couple of years but with my mind increasingly clear and able to focus I hope 2017 will be the year of getting back into it.  So I started simple with something that did not involve too much thought in terms of uncommon words, phrases […]

Bacon Hash With Baked Egg

This is one of those recipes that came about through a mixture of my laziness to go to the shop to purchase more food until a delivery came and also my love of simple comforting food. Corned beef works perfectly okay with potatoes and all the fabulous ingredients that go into it so why would […]

Lush Cosmetics Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb

If something has a fruit oil in as one of the main notes then it is probably going to be a winner for me so when I spotted this had orange oil in I could not wait to give it a go. As if that was not enough it also has bergamot, an orange that […]

Empties of 2017: #1

The last empties post came from me right at the start of October. Since then a mound, albeit shamefully small, has formed of empty beauty, lifestyle and even food that I really need to get chatting about. So the title of this post is a little bit of a lie as it finds itself containing […]

Lush Cosmetics Northern Lights Bath Bomb

As far as bath bombs go Northern Lights by Lush Cosmetics looks simple but very pretty when in its whole and dry form with a purple coating and hints of yellow and blue at alternate ends. It is this one colour at one end with a different one at the other that causes me the most problems […]