I was even more exited when this month’s box arrived on my doorstep than normal, being ill, camped on the couch when the Postie knocked on the door with a wee parcel that brightened my sniffly day immensely. I had to restrain myself, as I knew there was no point ripping everything open until I had my sense of taste back. My lovely foodie penpal (and coincidentally a local blog I was already following) was Kit from… View Post

With most of my family in New Zealand, it’s really lovely to be able to spend time with hubby’s family who have pretty much adopted me as their rugby loving, chitter chatting, token antipodean. As weekends go, this was a good-un. One we got our chores out of the way, it was full of … … Pumpkin Spice Lattes (they have been finally brought over here – I’m going to see if I can get the… View Post

One of the hardest aspects, and at the same time the best aspects – about living in London is the grey city-fied-ness of it (yes, I’m making up words again, sorry). London is incredible, but on a daily basis to earn the money that keeps you able to travel to lovely destinations, eat scrumptious meals and generally enjoy yourself, you wake up to the alarm, do your work-day trudge, work, go home, complete chores and then sleep, ready… View Post

It’s funny. For the last six months, we’ve been really focussed on changing the way that we eat and live our lives. We’ve lost a fair amount of weight on a calorie-counting programme, and it’s interesting because the relationship we have with food has totally changed. Whilst still enjoying all of the treats available, it’s no longer imperative to over indulge. Understanding the calorie values that everything is worth really changes the way you view treats. I… View Post