It seems so long since I last wrote a blog post! Is it sad to say I actually missed blogging? I haven’t just been doing nothing though. I spent the first week of November in Barcelona, starting a new job, attempting NaNoWriMo and thinking about plans for the future. I don’t mean for that to … Continue reading A bit of a random ramble…
Why I write - my thoughts on my first attempt at NaNoWriMo.
Many people are frightened to cook steak at home because of the timings or have misconceptions as to how it should be cooked. I never used to cook steak at home for the first reason. As I've grown older, my passion for food and drink has grown. Ten years ago I would have been happy … Continue reading The Perfect Steak
A quick, cheap and easy meal idea.
The evenings now are truly autumnal and you can feel the seasons changing. It makes me want to curl up under a blanket and stuff my face with wonderful, warming dishes. Tonight was no exception. I love this time of year. The days are still warm, but first thing in the morning and as the … Continue reading The perfect dauphinoise potatoes.
I live in Colchester and in recent years, many shops have closed down due to the recession and have been replaced with restaurants. Normally, I would find this exciting and would rush to try them, but unfortunately, most of them have become chains. I don't have anything major against chain restaurants, I just believe they … Continue reading Where to wine and dine.
I absolutely adore food and consider myself to be a foodie. I have an excellent palate and a good understanding of flavours - good and bad ones. But, I'm definitely more of a savoury girl, I will always reach for a tube of pringles rather than the chocolate box or a piece of cake. I … Continue reading Baking and faffing – a gin and tonic cake.
After finishing my dissertation a couple of weeks ago, I have to say I’m surprised at how I feel. For the month before the deadline, I couldn’t wait to finish. I just wanted it to go. I had read countless memoirs, information texts and war crimes about the Far East and I felt like it … Continue reading Back to reality.
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Hello 2017! Now I’ve seen a lot of posts today about how this year has been like a roller-coaster and it has been emotional but that’s not what this one is about. I’m sure most of the country, everyday face conflicting emotions and daily challenges so I don’t believe they are important to focus on. … Continue reading Out with the old, in with pretty much the same thing….