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

My Ultimate List of Desserts in London

We all joke about bloggers having separate dessert stomachs – it’s a necessary job prerequisite – but as I sat here thinking about my next blog post, I realised that a) we didn’t have any dessert in the cupboards without getting my baking tins out,  b) I had a space in the blog calendar and c) I’d never actually thought about which of the London puddings have been my favourite. These are the ones that we’ve… View Post

Eating at the luxurious Bovey Castle Hotel – Codename: OperationDon’tTellAftab

They say an army marches on its stomach, attesting to the importance of forces being well-provisioned, but when this phrase was invented they hadn’t quite encountered the voracious appetites of 4 particularly travel obsessed food bloggers. Having organised a night at Bovey Castle escaping the confines of London for a few belated birthday celebrations, we made sure to enthusiastically test their onsite restaurant offerings, not least as we were a 40 minute drive from Exeter St Davids.… View Post

Brunching in style at The Wolseley

“Breakfast is everything. The beginning, the first thing. It is the mouthful that is the commitment to a new day, a continuing life,” wrote A. A. Gill in his introduction to his book ‘Breakfast at The Wolseley’. He was a wise, wise man. We always seem to visit for birthday breakfasts, gathered around a table with my nearest and dearest friends, all smiling and sipping coffees. The Wolseley is a beautiful European restaurant located next… View Post

My 13 best London dishes 2016

It’s that time of year. The week or so where we look back over our metaphorical shoulders and ponder on the successes, challenges and downright wrong turns of the last 12 months. As a foodie each year I think back over the best dishes I’ve enjoyed, and 2016 has been utterly delectable. London seems to be hitting her cuisine stride and 2017 is only going to get better. Brunch Best Bacon Sarnie – St John’s… View Post