Strawberry Almond and Lime Cupcakes

Strawberry Almond and Lime Cupcakes

It’s a sure-fire sign that autumn has arrived when the supermarket fruit aisles, packed with rows and rows of strawberry punnets casually change their place of origin from Great Britain to Spain. We wave goodbye to home grown strawberries, soaked in summer rain and bathed in short bursts of sunshine for fruits produced thousands of… 

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Spiced Sweet Potato Loaf with Vanilla Glaze

Spiced Sweet Potato Loaf with Vanilla Glaze

September has not paved the way into the autumn months the way I thought it would, leaves curled on the ground, trees russet and crimson and a coolness in the air. The autumn we’re sold each year, written in thick liner on a Starbucks cup and wrapped in a tartan scarf has not yet arrived…. 

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A Magical Family Holiday in the Algarve (and a video!)

A Magical Family Holiday in the Algarve (and a video!)

Some people don’t understand why I enjoy going on holiday with my parents. Perhaps they find the idea strange, this 27-year-old excitedly packing for a week in the sunshine. Maybe it is a bit odd that I look forward to 11am beers by the pool with my Dad, enjoying piri-piri chicken overlooking the sea with… 

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Smartie Cookies

Smartie Cookies

As a child, I had the inside scoop on the newest and most exciting additions to the school dinner menu. I knew which days ice-burned blocks of ice cream would be forced into square sugar cones as a treat. If you were last in line on burger day, you knew you’d be forced to carry… 

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

A couple of days after Christmas, when the presents had been opened, prosecco doused with Edinburgh Gin and the turkey and all it’s leftovers consumed, Chris and I went to Edinburgh. We had run out of time to go to the market as we usually do each year before the 25th, when arguably it is… 

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Top Ten Recipes and Posts of 2016

Top Ten Recipes and Posts in 2016

The period between Christmas and New Year is possibly the best part of the festive period, for those of us who are lucky enough to have some time off work that is. Days melt into one another, getting dressed past 2pm is optional and with a new wardrobe of pajamas and the entire Lush bath… 

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24 Hours in London: How to Spend the Perfect Festive Day

24 Hours in London: How to Spend the Perfect Festive Day

After booking a last minute trip to the capital to take in the sights just before the madness of Christmas, Chris and I found ourselves enjoying a fairly whirlwind tour of London during our two night mini-holiday. As C had never been before, we acted like tourists a lot of the time, taking in the sights… 

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