Today marks the day of London Pride and so, to recognise and celebrate LGBT characters in literature… … More LBGT Literature – Pride 2017!
For an early birthday present from my boyfriend Adam, I spent this weekend with him in Stockholm, capital city of Sweden. It was a bit of a random choice if I am honest…. … More Stockholm
As I was waiting for the evening to begin, I read a few of opening lines of the novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, and I was blown away by the beautiful, flowing language and the imagery created by so few words. The night ahead suddenly held so much more promise… … More An Evening with Arundhati Roy – The Ministry of Utmost Happiness
Yesterday I returned home from a week-long trip to Aruba. For those who are unaware, Aruba is a Dutch Caribbean island, part of the kingdom of the Netherlands, mixing Dutch influences with Caribbean ones, with a lot of American touches thrown in to boot. A pleasant combination I assure you! Aruba’s motto is ‘One happy … More Aruba 2017 – One Happy Island….
For my boyfriend’s birthday I decided to truly challenge myself and make him this BB-8 cake I saw on YouTube…. … More BB-8 Cake!
Sweet scotch eggs, full of chocolate, brownie and fondant. What’s not to like?! … More Creme Egg Scotch Eggs
Escape Rooms: An expensive, novelty day out or exciting brain teaser? … More Escape Live Birmingham – Dr Wilson’s Office
Where I live, I am lucky enough to be quite close to two beautiful theatres, the Wolverhampton Grand and Birmingham Hippodrome. Both are often visited by excellent touring companies of various West End shows, which is just great for me, as I love theatre. I do try to go down to London occasionally to see … More The Play That Goes Wrong
After a few stunted goes where we were constantly checking the new rules, it actually became loads of fun… … More Monopoly: The Mega Edition
So I decided to make Lotty, one of my best friends, a beyond awesome birthday cake, because she deserves nothing less. I decided this two days before her birthday. I wanted to make it with a checkerboard pattern inside. Topped with book decorations. All in 2 days. Awesome or stupid? Either way, you’ve got to … More The Checkerboard Cake!