The Vineyard, Wrotham

The bar at The Vineyard

Tuesday 11th September 2018 was such an incredible day that filled me with an overwhelming amount of pride and joy; I got to see my partner’s sister, who I first met just before her 13th birthday, graduate with a 1st Class Honours in FRTV & Drama from CCCU. It’s not my place to tell her […]

Food For Beginners by Susan George and Nigel Paige

Food based tea towel

Some books, when written and published in the early 80’s, fade into the distant past without a trace whilst others have a habit of sticking around as something to wave at youngsters that dare to question things. Then there are the books like the Beginners series that, whilst containing some outdated references of predictions of […]

Random Food I Have Eaten Recently #4

Strawberry sundae biscuits

My food habits have changed a lot over the last few months, not that you can probably tell from this post, and I’m finding myself eating a bit more variety in terms of ingredients but also taking it back to basics. That sounds like a contradiction but it’s actually a natural combination as the more […]

Eat Up! by Ruby Tandoh

Front cover of hardbook copy of Eat Up!

Sometimes it is a quote deemed #Inspirational and other times it is just something you overhear on the train that can really refocus your thoughts on something. There can be times when those quotes or statements are the last thing you want to encounter, in many ways you want to carry on trudging through the […]

What I’ve Discovered Recently

Motivational quote print

I’ve had a lot of time to think recently. Thinking used to be something I largely avoided. It came close to terrifying me as much as stepping outside did. At one point in time thinking used to mean simply dwelling. Dwelling on all the bad things of the past, the maybes, the what could have […]

Once Upon A Cheesecake Jars*

Six sided jars with cheesecake inside

Last year for my birthday, I made a cheesecake. It’s one of my absolute favourite desserts to make, to eat and to talk about. So when Croydon Foodies ran a competition on Instagram in association with Once Upon A Cheesecake┬áto win win four jars of cheesecake I was obviously going to cross my fingers and […]

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 […]