• Quick Slowcooker Pumpkin Soup Recipe

    This quick slowcooker pumpkin soup recipe warms you from your toes, to the top of your head. Homey and soft, it’s one of my absoloute favourite things to cook in autumn & winter. Oh, and it’s the perfect way to use up those Halloween pumpkin innards. It’s healthy too – you don’t need to add any cream or cheese – though it is scumptious if you to want to take a walk on the wild… View Post

    9 London houses and gardens in Autumn

    Autumn. It’s considered ‘basic’ now to adore the season of rust coloured leaves, snuggling into warm scarves and sipping lattes – but I’ve always loved it. Something I love even more (if that’s possible) is exploring London houses and gardens in Autumn – it is beautiful, calm and cool. So, I thought I’d put together a list of my favourite houses with gardens where the leaves turn vibrant shades of orange and red (oh, and… View Post

    Where to stay in Bilbao: Vincci Consulado de Bilbao

    When it came to deciding where to stay in Bilbao during our long weekend exploring the city (and the extensive art collection of the Guggenheim Museum) whilst there was a surprising amount of choice, when I spotted the Vincci Consulado de Bilbao I knew instantly that it was the hotel for us. The Mr loves a modern, plush boutique hotel, and that’s exactly what we got.

    Peter Pan Afternoon Tea Aqua Shard

    The Peter Pan Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard – in partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital – has more than just a pinch of fairy dust – it’s straight up magic. [Disclosure: I was a guest of Aqua Shard but all fae references, play sword fights (with silver teaspoons obvs) and repeat visits are very much my own.] “Their chief food was roasted bread-fruit, yams, coconuts, baked pig, mam- mee-apples, tappa rolls and bananas, washed down… View Post

    The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Spain

    Our last trip before the world changed so drastically was a long weekend in Spain – a leisurely one at that. The focus was the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a modernist work of art – and that’s the just the building, even without considering the treasures that the sinous walls contain.  On my bookshelves, there’s a very well thumbed book with a grey cover that inspired much of my initial travels.