Lifestyle, Writing

A bit of a random ramble…

It seems so long since I last wrote a blog post! Is it sad to say I actually missed blogging? I haven’t just been doing nothing though. I spent the first week of November in Barcelona, starting a new job, attempting NaNoWriMo and thinking about plans for the future. I don’t mean for that to… Continue reading A bit of a random ramble…

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Dreams, Writing

NaNoWriMo

Why I write - my thoughts on my first attempt at NaNoWriMo.

cooking, Food, Writing

The Perfect Steak

Many people are frightened to cook steak at home because of the timings or have misconceptions as to how it should be cooked. I never used to cook steak at home for the first reason. As I've grown older, my passion for food and drink has grown. Ten years ago I would have been happy… Continue reading The Perfect Steak

Food, Happiness, Writing

The perfect dauphinoise potatoes. 

The evenings now are truly autumnal and you can feel the seasons changing. It makes me want to curl up under a blanket and stuff my face with wonderful, warming dishes. Tonight was no exception. I love this time of year. The days are still warm, but first thing in the morning and as the… Continue reading The perfect dauphinoise potatoes. 

Food, Lifestyle, Writing

Where to wine and dine. 

I live in Colchester and in recent years, many shops have closed down due to the recession and have been replaced with restaurants. Normally, I would find this exciting and would rush to try them, but unfortunately, most of them have become chains. I don't have anything major against chain restaurants, I just believe they… Continue reading Where to wine and dine. 

Food, Writing

Baking and faffing – a gin and tonic cake. 

I absolutely adore food and consider myself to be a foodie. I have an excellent palate and a good understanding of flavours - good and bad ones. But, I'm definitely more of a savoury girl, I will always reach for a tube of pringles rather than the chocolate box or a piece of cake. I… Continue reading Baking and faffing – a gin and tonic cake.