Why Vancouver Was The Best Holiday I’ve Ever Had

January 23, 2018

In September 2016 Q and I realised a long-time dream and spent two unforgettable weeks in Vancouver. I have had a lifetime love for Canada despite, until this visit, having never been there, nor having any family ties with the country. Weird huh? I think it all began with watching The Raccoons as a child. I grew up being drawn to large lakes, giant trees and even bigger mountains. In my adulthood nothing has changed and I find myself (living in the flattest part of the UK, ugh!) constantly craving dramatic landscapes.

We flew out to Vancouver with crossed fingers that the city and surroundings would live up to our expectations and (spoiler alert) it ended up doing so in every way possible…. but you knew that from the title. Here’s why:

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2017 Best Nine

December 31, 2017

Well. Despite being one where I’ve had to lie a little lower in the name of wedding preparations it’s still turned out to be a fantastic year of restaurants, recipes and discoveries. ‘Best nine’ becomes increasingly popular year on year, but for me it’s not about how many likes I got but which experiences were the most memorable. So, here’s my personal 2017 best nine!

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A Christmas Warm Up With Fisher & Paykel

December 19, 2017

I have always said that there are one of three materialistic categories that people dream of: the dream car, the dream wardrobe or the dream house. For me it has always been the dream house. Ever since I was a small child I have dreamt of living in a beautiful home with warm surroundings, a crackling fire and a kitted-out kitchen. It is with bitter sweetness that I attend events like this one at Fisher & Paykel; drooling over gorgeous kitchen wares with nowhere (yet!) to put them!

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Boozy Cinnamon & Sultana Cake

November 27, 2017

I haven’t baked in forever! But I’m back. Return of the Mac… *ahem* cake. Here’s a great recipe for the upcoming festivities, and if you’re a hater of traditional Christmas cake this might just fill the gap as a delicious alternative filled with delicious warming cinnamon, boozy rum soaked sultanas and a touch of zesty clementines.

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