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Holidays

Mum’s the Word

As Mother’s Day was rapidly approaching, my sister and I decided the best way to spoil our darling mother and grandmother was to invite them over for a no-nonsense afternoon tea. We threw about some ideas as to what delights are considered the epitome of the traditional British excuse for tea and cake. Narrowing down … Continue reading »

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For the Love of Nuts

Happy Valentine’s Day poppets! On this day of love I hope you all have some gorgeous individual lusting (appropriately and legally) after you, wanting to spoil you rotten like you surely deserve. Whether you’re currently spoken for or not, try not to be a romantic scrooge and at the very least, have something chocolatey. I’ve even … Continue reading »

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One Night in Paris

Over the weekend I was lucky enough to be invited to Paris with Marzi of MushandMarzi. We stepped off the Eurostar early Sunday afternoon and stepped right into a race to squeeze in our packed itinerary. I witnessed my first fashion show and was priveledged enough to go backstage and then onwards to two fashion … Continue reading »

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Holding on to the Holidays

Christmas is over and now that the New Year has begun we must focus on what is ahead rather than what has been and gone. Saying that, I can’t help but try and inject some festivity into this otherwise gloomy January. It’s a shock to the system when you’re plunged into the first of the … Continue reading »

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Last of Two Thousand and Eleven

Whilst in Aberdeen one cold and rainy day, I had this incredible hankering for something soft, sweet and doughy. My resources were depleted and only a few ingredients lay in my kitchen. I scanned my cookery books and found the only recipe that I could make without having to journey from the safety of my … Continue reading »

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Forgive, Forget and Feast your Face off.

Now then. What a bugger I have been completely neglecting my blossoming wee blog. I have enough excuses to fill up my wine glasses but I’ll leave you with the most important one- at this time of year it’s imperative you focus on those closest to you and that’s how my last few weeks have … Continue reading »

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Through The Lens

We’re finally well and truly immersed in the joys of December. There’s still a way to go yet so don’t panic if you’re a last minute shopper. As it happens, time has been on my side this year so the tree has been decorated, the cards posted and all the gifts purchased. The holiday season is … Continue reading »

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