Week 38 – a new normal

Since the birth of our son, life has changed dramatically. Of course that won’t surprise you – whether you have kids or not, you know that a baby in the house means that your life is dictated to by a tiny human who can only communicate through crying (and the odd scream), who you simply […]

Tres bien New Year meals in Paris – friends, food and flambee

I actually wrote this post last weekend, and planned to publish it today. During the week we have seen the awful terrorist attacks in Paris which have shocked us all, and it prompted me to add an extra note before publishing. I love Paris: working for a French company, having lots of French friends, and […]

Not quite Christmas dinner

When Andrew’s parents came to visit from Wales recently, we thought it would be nice to have a pretend Christmas dinner with a three course meal, crackers and wine. I don’t like turkey at the best of times though, and so chose chicken as our meat of choice for the dinner. What we had was […]

Birthday dinner at The Berkeley by Marcus Wareing

Andrew and I went through a stage a few years ago where we went to a lot of Michelin-starred restaurants, but then we decided to buy a house and realised that going out to posh places wasn’t compatible with saving money for a house, and we pretty much stopped going out for dinner all together. […]

Meal planning Monday – 26 May 2014

So, the kitchen is finished. I have bored you all to tears with my tales of woe whilst I was unable to use it due to renovations, but it’s back, I survived, and am looking forward to doing some cooking for the week later on today. But, next we move on to the bathroom: unfortunately […]

Meal planning Monday – 19 May 2014

Very, very, very much enjoying my new kitchen. Although I won’t have too many opportunities to cook in it this week. I am out on Monday and Wednesday to a new ‘gastronomic social hub’ – Jenius Social. It’s the brainchild of an old colleague – Jen, and I can’t wait to see what she has […]

Meal planning Monday – 17 March 2014

Last week was, quite frankly, a horror. I started with a long three days in Paris: as always it was a pleasure to spend time with colleagues and friends out there, but it was also exhausting, and I picked up a bug before I left. Being so tired when I returned to London, of course […]