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 to win win four jars of cheesecake I was obviously going to cross my fingers and […]

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 […]

Sweet Patisserie, Croydon (To Takeaway)

Orange toned melon flavoured macaroon

There are so many incredible coffee shops and cake eating spots in Croydon, we really are rather lucky. Lucky in the sense that we have pretty cafes with good drinks and tasty food to sit in and socialise given that Fairfield Halls is closed, the town centre is struggling as businesses become increasingly uncertain about […]

The Day I Went to #CoopWineTasting

According to a survey in 2015 of over 6000 people each of us in the UK ,over 15 years old, drinks enough alcohol in a year that is equivalent of 115 bottles of wine. From having a drink with our evening meal, unwinding on a Friday night with friends in the pub or making the most […]

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 […]

Bulmers Crushed Red Berries and Lime

Just a couple of days ago I was chatting about how I do not drink very much and with that part of me expected the other bottle of cider to sit in the fridge for a couple of weeks or until my partner got bored and decided to drink it himself. But after a couple of stressful […]

Bulmers Wild Blueberry And Lime

It is very rare that alcohol is something that I drink anymore and when I do I want freshness, something fruity and smooth without bitterness or really heavy ending. But on Friday night I asked my partner to get some cider for the evening and the weekend. In fact I asked for it to be […]