I’m Not Sure About You Dry January

It’s day seven and apart from a few periods of sickness I can’t remember the last time I willingly went this long without alcohol, and it feels really good (spoiler; this is a very smug post). In the past week the benefits have been almost immediate and it’s not been too much of a struggle…

Day Four Of Dry January…

It’s day four of January and that’s four days of having no alcohol, after a six-week long binge before Christmas with endless Christmas parties and festive meet ups. So far I am feeling pretty good. I have managed to get up early, make green juices every morning and even go to the gym twice –…

Five Reasons Giving Up Booze For January Is Bad For You

It’s nearly the new year and that means it’s time for big changes and resolutions and for the first time in my 30 years on the planet I’ve decided to give up alcohol for January. This is largely due to the fact I’m getting married this year in eight months’ time and am in need…

Twelve Top New Year’s Eve Cakes

It’s almost New Year’s Eve and that means it’s time to celebrate the end of another year and what better way to do so than with cake? Let’s be honest, the past 12 months haven’t been the greatest, from Brexit to Trump and a weirdly high number of celebrity deaths. But 2016 is almost over…

Seven Of The Best Mince Pie Recipes

It’s (almost) the season of all things Christmas and what says Christmas more than mince pies? I made my cranberry and apple mincemeat recently and aim to spend the first few days of December making batch loads of mince pies to eat and freeze when unexpected guests arrive over the festive season (or to defrost whenever…

Six Of My Favourite Chutney Recipes

Autumn is a great time of year for making chutney to give away as Christmas presents. It’s relatively easy to make and there’s an abundance of flavours to choose from, from the classic apple and onion to more adventurous flavours such as beetroot and chilli. As a present chutney is perfect because not only is…

Free croissants (and another reason to vote IN)

As if you hadn’t noticed, next week we’ll all be going to the polls to vote to stay IN the European Union, right? But for those still on the shelf about what to vote (IN IN IN) the lovely people of France are sending croissants to Kings Cross St Pancras station next Wednesday  (22nd) to…

This is what 500 free espresso martinis looks like

What more can I say – Shoreditch Grind in Old Street is five today and to celebrate they’re giving away 500 free espresso martinis. If you want to get your caffeine-starved mitts on one, head to the Old St branch for 5pm TODAY (Friday 17th June) – keep an eye on their Twitter page for…

A Gelato festival is coming to London

I love ice cream, you love ice cream, everyone loves ice cream and now an entire festival dedicated to the cold stuff is coming to London. To be technical it’s the Gelato Festival, the richer, creamier and all-round more delicious Italian version, and it’s back for the second-year running from 24 July until 3 July….

Roof top street food comes to West London

The opening of Pergola on the Roof in West London this week confirms it’s no longer just something for East Londoners to enjoy. The new pop- up roof top venue is on top of the old Television Centre roof in Wood Lane and features some of London’s fanciest restaurants. There’s a lot to choose from with…