The Fox, Coulsdon Common*

Table, chairs and window at The Fox

Sunday 8th July seemed just like every other day in July so far. The weather warm, muggy and in need of rain. The country increasingly wrapped up in the World Cup but enjoying a day of respite from being glued to the screen heart in mouth. But for me the evening was still going to […]

M&S Chocolate Bars

Four Fairtrade chocolate bars

Sometimes there is nothing quite as comforting as sitting down with a cup of tea and a couple of squares of chocolate. It isn’t something that I often do but when I do it feels like the world around me has paused and everything is that little bit more calm and joyful. I will admit […]

Random Food I Have Eaten Recently #2

Vegetable stir fry, falafel and crackers

In the first post of this series it was made clear that these posts would come at random points with no particular structure or length of time in mind. Given there is a Christmas based product included in the foods mentioned below it made sense to share it sooner rather than later but also there […]

Sainsbury’s Hidden Centre Cupcakes

Hidden centre cupcakes

I do love a good cupcake, or in the case of when I make them at home tiny fairycake, and am always envious about ones that come nicely iced because icing with a piping bag is probably my worst skill in the kitchen. The soft swishy cake against the sweet and well-formed icing makes for […]

Hotel Chocolat Pocket Selection

Girly pick me up gift of chocolates and prosecco from a friend

Firstly, can we please talk about the name pocket selection and how it makes you literally think about popping a box of chocolates in the back pocket of your jeans right before you walk out the door? Wait, that thought did not at all come into your head? Ow okay then, just me. A really […]

Dum Dum, Boxpark Croydon

Nutella cronuts with sugar, chocolate and hazelnut topping

A little while ago I was sitting in Croydon’s Boxpark, a venue that has been sitting next to East Croydon station for just over a year now, and decided that enough was enough. For so long I have been holding off from trying out anything from Dum Dum because do I really need donuts and can they actually […]

Restaurants I Want To Visit In 2018

There is nothing quite like a good meal out. Sitting at a table with your loved one, friends or family with some enjoyable drink in hand (preferably a few cocktails or a bottle of wine) and tasty food to enjoy placed in front of you with the time to sit and chat without going to […]