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 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

A charity gift guide: Unique, quirky and selfless

A charity gift guide: Unique, quirky and selfless

Christmas is becoming increasingly commercialised, but it’s also a time where people really do think of the kindnesses that they can pay forward. In that spirit, I’ve been writing charity gift guides since 2014 (which have also helped me buy meaningful presents for those friends and family who are notoriously hard to buy for as well…) as well as supporting great small businesses who are making a difference in the world. Blogger gift guides are… View Post

11 of my favourite Christmas Traditions

11 of my favourite Christmas Traditions

Every single year there are 11 of my favourite Christmas traditions that I insist we fulfil without fail. And if we can’t, I’ll find a workaround that somehow leverages them in, anyway – here’s looking at you 3-foot high neon green Christmas tree of ’15. London is one of my favourite cities to spend Christmas in. Whether it snows or dawns a clear blue sky there is something magical in cool December days spent under… View Post