Each year I think back over the best dishes I’ve enjoyed, and 2018 has been utterly delectable. So delicious that I had to share my 13 favourite London dishes of 2018. London is in her cuisine groove and 2019 is only going to get better.

The best piece of advice I’ve ever …

The best piece of advice I’ve ever been given

Mae West once said, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough” and honestly, it’s the best piece of advice I’ve ever had. Really understanding what she (and the friend who said it to me) meant, has literally led me to sitting in my home office chair in London 10 years on from those university lecture theatres on the other side of the world.  The fabulous Lucy Lucraft founded and… View Post

3 of my favourite winter party recipes: Mulled Cider, …

3 of my favourite winter party recipes: Mulled Cider, Baked Camembert and Pumpkin Soup

Hitting the perfect dinner party balance of style, flavour and not being stuck in the kitchen can be hard, so here are 3 of my favourite winter party recipes: Mulled Cider, Baked Camembert and Pumpkin Soup. They are all perfect for a festive catchup, a Christmas feast or a New Years knees up. Minimum set up, maximum flavour – without overwelming your guests. And, every one of these is vegetarian (just swap the chicken stock in… View Post

12 books you must read as a freelancer or …

12 books you must read as a freelancer or small business owner

If you’re setting up a small, creative business, if you’re wanting to launch a side hustle and freelance or if you just want to upskill in your fulltime job or business, these are must-read books. If you have friends or family who are unhappy in their current jobs or even their current lives, give them a couple of these books as a present. They’ve all been inspirations, lifesavers and signposts for me at different points as… View Post

12 days of London Christmas Trees

12 days of London Christmas Trees

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than exploring London – and even more so in December. So, I gathered my favourite festive finds, to create my 12 days of London Christmas Trees (2018 guide).  One of my most treasured photographs from my New Zealand childhood is of my siblings and I gathered around a Christmas Tree. Well, I say my siblings – it’s me and my sister (my brother is already gone, probably off already reading… View Post