Artisan Café, Chichester

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited by The Artisan Café in Southgate, Chichester (at the very end of South Street) to their ‘opening’ party. The café wasn’t actually ready to be open for another 10 days so it … Continue reading 

This Week’s sweet treats: 25/07/2014

pancakes, Gili Meno, Gili Islands, Indonesia, Gili Meno Eco Hostel, travel, backpacking, malteser cake, Aldingbourne Trust, Aldingbourne, Chichester, flan, strawberries, raspberries, quick-gel, salted caramel & chocolate pot, Pots & Co, puddings, Greens Cakes, rhubarb fool, elderflower cheesecake foam, rhubarb sorbet, almond crunch, The Richmond Arms, West Ashling, West Sussex, country pub

What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! 1. Pancakes drizzled with honey made by a volunteer was on the … Continue reading 

It’s time for a well needed holiday!; Bali, Indonesia

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Take me back to Ubud      After a night at Kedin’s Inn where I booked myself into one of their excellent value rooms, I was feeling well enough to join my London friends Kathryn (KK) and Sarah (Swills) on their … Continue reading 

Yellow Kite Café, Southsea, Portsmouth

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Last month my husband Geoff and I came upon the Yellow Kite Café at Southsea Castle. We’d just booked Sunday lunch for 2pm at Restaurant 69 in Palmerston Road in order to watch the FB Pocket Orchestra. We had some time to … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 18/07/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from L-R 1. Helen misses the cake stall at the night market … Continue reading 

Days off make way for incredible journeys: Tacloban, Philippines

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Work hard, play hard  I was quite lucky that the week I started volunteering with All Hands was the week they enforced the twice monthly Saturday off, plus my stay coincided with a public holiday which meant that I ended … Continue reading 

The Richmond Arms, West Ashling

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The Richmond Arms in West Ashling, West Sussex doesn’t seem to look like much from the outside. Or that’s what I’ve always felt whenever I cycle by it. Needing somewhere new to try with a couple of friends, Catia and … Continue reading 

Volunteering with All Hands: Tacloban, Philippines

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Muscles I never knew existed  I spent just over three weeks volunteering in Tacloban with All Hands, an NGO set up to help those affected by natural disasters across the world. I have so many stories to tell you but … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 11/07/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from L-R 1. A traditional Indonesian dessert of sticky rice balls … Continue reading 

Venturing into the unknown: Tacloban, Philippines

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A journey to remember    I was lucky enough to get a place volunteering with All Hands, helping them rebuild communities after super typhoon Yolanda hit Letye back in November 2013. The project is based in the city of Tacloban on … Continue reading 

Restaurant 69, Southsea

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My husband Geoff and I passed Restaurant 69 in Southsea back in May on a wonderfully hot sunny Sunday and heard music coming from the front of the restaurant. The music’s not normally our kind of thing, sort of 20′s ragtime/jazz … Continue reading 

Swimming with whale sharks: Cebu, Philippines

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The most magnificent creatures I caught the night bus from El Nido to Puerto Princesa which was far more pleasant than the day bus, even though the air-con felt like it was set to minus three. I was joined by … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 04/07/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! 1. What a beautiful colour! I wasn’t sure if this was real … Continue reading 

Washed up on paradise’s shores: El Nido, Philippines

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There’s a reason why tourists flock to El Nido  The eight hour bus ride from Puerto Princesa to El Nido didn’t allow my body the rest it was crying out for. Windy roads and uneven surfaces meant that the day … Continue reading 

The Tenth Hole – not below par

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Everyone who lives in Portsmouth knows of The Tenth Hole tearooms in Eastney and has more than likely been there at least once. For years I used to visit at least twice a week in it’s heyday and would have the … Continue reading 

The longest boat ride of my life: SuperFerry, Philippines

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A worthwhile experience    By the time I arrived at the ferry port I was exhausted and quite frankly, glad to be starting my 28 hour voyage from Manila to Puerto Princesa. I was glad to find that the ferry … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats 27/06/2014

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 What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! 1. In Helen’s own words – “An exceptionally GOOD cupcake found in … Continue reading 

The worst day in the best trip: Manila, Philippines

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Sometimes it’s just one of those days.  Since being on the road for over four months I’ve learnt to accept that days full of bad luck and poor decisions happen, that’s life, and they usually happen after a night bus … Continue reading 

Charbonnel et Walker truffles – two new delicious flavours

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you all that I love chocolate and am particularly partial to Charbonnel et Walker’s truffles. I don’t think I’ve actually come across any that I don’t like and I’ve tried them all, … Continue reading 

The perfect place to recover: Sagada, Philippines

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Crawling up and sliding down mountains  The five hour journey from Banaue to Sagada was painfully slow due to the sluggish driving, a real contrast than that experienced throughout the rest of Asia. Myself, Jaimie, Janine and Eric arrived in … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 20/06/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites!  1. A classic filipino snack, banana with condensed milk made by Drew … Continue reading 

Putting my body through hell for one of the world’s wonders: Batad, Philippines

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Crawling up and sliding down mountains  After a few days of doing essentially nothing, myself, Jaimie, Eric and Janine caught the night bus from Manila to the small town of Banaue, synonymous to the Unesco World Heritage-listed Ifugo rice terraces - … Continue reading 

La Colombe – a real discovery

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I was staying with 3 cycling pals at La Garance, a lovely hotel on Route de Mont Ventoux which is in a small hamlet called Sainte Colombe in the department of Vaucluse in the Province, south of France. From sunrise until sunset … Continue reading 

On the move but back to civilisation: Yangon, Bangkok, Manila

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A reminder of home   I’m almost thankful our night bus from Hpa An dropped us at a bus stop in Yangon at three o’clock in the morning. It reminded me what an interesting country I was soon to be leaving, … Continue reading 

Admiring the view: Hpa An, Myanmar

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  Our reason for visiting Mawlamyine was so we could take the scenic boat ride to the small town of Hpa An four hours north of the Thanlwin river. We had heard about the journey from friends we met in Vietnam … Continue reading 

Local trains and lots of cake: Mawlamyine, Myanmar

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Tea + cake + cycling = happiness  I had expressed an interest in getting the local train from Kyaiktiyo to Mawlamyine, as not only was it an eighth of the price but it would be an experience – and an experience it … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 06/06/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! 1. Helen picked up one of her favourite sweet treats at a … Continue reading 

More rain than shine: Kyaiktiyo (Golden Rock), Myanmar

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When it rains it pours Thankfully the night bus dropped us right outside Sea Sar guesthouse which was basic but pleasent and within our price range at just over $10 each a night. From first glance the town of Kyaiktiyo was much different … Continue reading 

A real taste of local life: Northern Shan State, Myanmar

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A fantastic couple of days We had a couple of hours to wander round the small town of Kyaukme before heading to bed to prepare ourselves for our five am start the next day. Five am seemed a little early … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 30/05/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. Duo of Belgian dark & caramel chocolate mousse, served with … Continue reading 

Three very different families: Bagan, Myanmar

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A contrast between rich and poor  The events of the day unfolded in a way which to me, demonstrates the social and political problems Myanmar continues to suffer with an extreme gap between rich and poor. We met three families … Continue reading 

A slice of relaxation: Inle Lake, Myanmar

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A few of life’s little luxuries  The cool breeze close to Inle Lake was a godsend after the high temperatures in Yangon and we had been brought to a far nicer hotel after being dropped off in the early hours with nowhere to stay. … Continue reading 

Ye Olde George Inn – East Meon

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East Meon is a lovely little country village which I cycle through quite frequently. No tearooms unfortunately but two very good pubs. The nearest tearoom is probably Tazzina’s on the High Street in West Meon, just off the A32. We’ve … Continue reading 

A city of two extremes: Yangon, Myanmar

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  The first thing I noticed when getting off the plane in Yangon is that Myanmar isn’t how I expected. Firstly, there were tons of western people in suits presumably visiting for business and despite what my Lonely Planet says, … Continue reading 

Pie & Vinyl Record Cafe, Southsea.

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We thought we’d try somewhere different this week and it’s a place I’ve been meaning to go to for a while now. As soon as you walk in to Pie & Vinyl in Castle Road, Southsea you get that cosy ‘at home’ … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 09/05/2014

La Fabula, Granada, La Cantina de Diego, Monachil, La Hacilla, Guejar Sierra, La Tahona de los Galindos, Orgiva, almond, coconut, Flora Tea, Gracie-Ann's, Port Solent, Summer Love, green tea

What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. La Fábula, Granada, Spain. One of the most fantastic … Continue reading 

A backpackers paradise: Vang Vieng, Laos

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I can see why most backpackers love Vang Vieng so much. Accomodation is cheap and the streets are lined with stalls selling western-style baguettes for just over a dollar and peanut butter and Nutella pancakes for the same price. Western-style restaurants showing … Continue reading 

Fabulous La Fábula! An amazing experience.

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It was a big birthday for me this year which I must admit I wasn’t really looking forward to. We booked 6 nights stay in Güéjar Sierra - a village at the foot of the Sierra Nevada – not too far … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 25/04/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. Deliciously creamy rhubarb fool, topped with flaked almonds and served with … Continue reading 

Food glorious food: Hanoi, Vietnam

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After leaving Sven in Cat Ba, the seven of us travelled north to the city of Hanoi, the old capital of Vietnam. Rich in history and culture there’s no shortage of museums and places of interest. Not particularly fond of … Continue reading 

From heaven to hell in a day: Phong Nha National Park, Vietnam

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A hell of a day in more ways than one We arrived at the Phong Nha National Park in good time, only an hour or so late which by Asian standards is great. My hopes had been set in staying … Continue reading 

A lucky catch: Cat Ba Island Halong Bay, Vietnam

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Rain or shine, it was a jolly good time. After another terrible night bus we arrived at Haiphong, Vietnam’s third largest city. After missing the morning boat, we retreated to a coffee shop until the next one at 1:30pm, enjoying a … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 11/04/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. This was delicious! Breakfast Pot which included berries, crisped rice, … Continue reading 

Josie’s Wine.Coffee.Deli – Bishop’s Waltham

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A week ago my friend and I were out cycling and stopped off at Josie’s Wine.Coffee.Deli for coffee and cake. This was my first visit and we were lucky to get the last table. We both enjoyed a very nice … Continue reading 

My kind of place; Dalat, Vietnam

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Beautiful buildings and friendly people in the mountains We arrived in Dalat too late for the group dinner at Dalat Family, the hostel we had booked for our stay. I was pretty annoyed and what made matters worse is that they … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 04/04/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. Coffee, dumplings and doughnuts. Helen’s reward after a hellish … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 28/03/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. Helen enjoyed these ‘strange jelly-like balls’ as she describes … Continue reading 

Never judge a book by its cover: Mui Ne, Vietnam

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Beach, bikes and buses!   The bus from Ho Chi Minh City was surprisingly Ok and allowed me to catch up with a little sleep. Having been unable to book online I tried my luck at the Mui Ne Backpackers Hostel but … Continue reading 

Durleighmarsh Tea Barn, Petersfield

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I’ve just come back from a very nice late lunch with my favourite sister Gill at Durleighmarsh Tea Barn. I was told of this place only yesterday by my cycling pal, Jan as she had been at the weekend whilst … Continue reading 

Philippe Bouvier – Chocolatier

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A while back I wrote about my cycling trip to Brittany, France. All week I hadn’t had a chance to find any chocolates along the pretty country lanes or small villages we cycled through, but on the last day on our … Continue reading 

Good morning Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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A real tourist now My bus journey to Ho Chi Minh City, previously known as Saigon was surprisingly pleasant with the Mekong Express providing free water and baked goods onboard. It took around six and a half hours in total including … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 21/03/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. Refreshing iced coffee made with condensed milk from Java … Continue reading 

World wonders of Angkor: Siem Reap, Cambodia

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After the long boat journey from Siem Reap I headed into town to grab a quick inexpensive bite to eat so I could retreat back to my room at ever-so-friendly Hak’s Guesthouse. On the walk in I was approached by a … Continue reading 

Mother’s Day – gift ideas

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Mother’s Day. The only day of the year that I wish I’d had more children – apart from my birthday I suppose. Plus one of the very many days where I wish I still had my lovely mother with us. … Continue reading 

A boat ride like no other: Battambang to Siem Reap, Cambodia

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After a couple of early nights in friendly Tomato Guesthouse and a small dose of food poisoning the night before, I caught the 7am boat from Battambang to Siem Reap. I had heard lots about this journey, some good, most bad … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 14/03/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. A rather lovely lemon polenta cake from a new … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 07/03/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. Bamboo cake from Cambodia. The correct name is Kralan … Continue reading 

Fun in the floating bungalow: Kampot, Cambodia

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Top tip: don’t buy a bus ticket from the local pot dealer Our one and a half hour bus journey to Kampot lasted nearly five hours in a cramped non air-conditioned mini van and included various pick-up and drop-offs along … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 27/02/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. Refreshing strawberry ice-cream shake from Sister Srey, Siem Reap, … Continue reading 

The room next to the party: Thailand to Cambodia

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I’ll take the room next to the party please. I left Bangkok heading six hours south to Koh Chang, Thailand’s second largest island situated off the north eastern coast, close to the town of Trat. I decided to make my … Continue reading 

Cloud Nine Marshmallows

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Cloud Nine Marshmallows recently sent me some of their delightful marshmallows to sample. It’s nice to try something different other than chocolate - although I do adore it. I received two bags, one containing Champagne & strawberry hearts, the other salted caramel … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 21/02/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. I had cycled over to one of my favourite … Continue reading 

Beckett’s Wine Bar, Southsea

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Beckett’s wine bar is situated on Belleview Terrace close to Clarence Pier in Portsmouth. I used to go here to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends for years and each time I would hope and pray that they hadn’t … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 14/02/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. An unusual tasting Mooncake from Chinatown, Thailand. Read about Helen’s time in Bustling Bangkok. 2. Sweet … Continue reading 

Pai in Love – backpacking tales

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And so it begins After a sad farewell I headed four hours north of Chiang Mai to the small town of Pai situated in the Mae Hong Son region of Thailand. Popular with backpackers, Pai was relatively unknown until a few … Continue reading 

The Golden Lion, Southwick – superb meal & friendly welcome

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I’ve just returned from The Golden Lion at Southwick, Hampshire. I don’t generally post a review so quickly but this was so good I just couldn’t wait to share it. We wanted to take Geoff’s parents out for Sunday lunch … Continue reading 

Valentine’s Day – ways to show your love <3

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Valentine’s Day. It’s that time of year where you can show your love to that special person in your life – or perhaps a future someone. Chocolates and flowers are the most common Valentine gifts and who doesn’t like chocolates? … Continue reading 

Jungle Trekking Chiang Mai

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Back to basics The sleeper train from Bangkok to Chiang Mai was surprisingly OK. I took the top bunk and despite the hard bed and pillow (standard in Asia) I was able to get a little sleep. We had a hearty but fairly rushed … Continue reading 

Brittany Ferries restaurant – ferry nice food

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This post is about my restaurant experience on-board Brittany Ferries. With the excitement of Christmas over and the weather dull and dreary people are starting to think of booking holidays. It’s hard to imagine that feeling of having the sun … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 31/01/2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. Marks & Spencer‘s Belgian dark chocolate & … Continue reading 

Bustling Bangkok

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Wow what a city. The first few days of my journey was spent relaxing by a roof top pool overlooking bustling Bangkok. The calmness was a world away from the streets below, with the smell of noodles and spring rolls … Continue reading 

19 Fourteas Tearoom – no rations here

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A little bell rings above the door as you enter the 19 Fourteas Tearoom in Havant. It has a cosy feeling as if being at home or in someone’s front room, but of course in another era. The staff are dressed in … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 24/01/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week and the last for this year. Here’s five of our favourites.From top left, clockwise: 1. Delicious … Continue reading 

Southsea Coffee Co. A friendly little coffee house.

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I think Southsea Coffee Co. is starting to become one of my favourite local places for lunch. I’ve been there three times now and each time is as good as the first with the friendly staff, the food and the general ‘feel’ … Continue reading 

Gracie-Ann’s Tearoom, Port Solent

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Helen and I stumbled upon Gracie-Ann’s quite by accident whilst walking around Port Solent near Portsmouth. We happened to pass a sign pointing us to a new tearoom. Well, how could we resist? Up the spiral staircase took us to Gracie-Ann’s and after having … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 17/01/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week and the last for this year. Here’s five of our favourites! Clockwise from top left: 1. … Continue reading 

The Pavillion, Stansted Park.

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The Pavilion at Stansted Park, Rowland’s Castle is always a delight to visit. The beautiful large and elegant Victorian glasshouse (the original fig house) is light and sunny. White table cloths upon the tables, black and white tiled flooring, Lloyd loom chairs and views … Continue reading 

Amelie & Friends

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I’ve been to Amelie & Friends in North Street, Chichester several times over the last couple of years or more since they’ve opened. Sometimes just for a cake and a coffee, sometimes lunch and more recently for an evening meal with … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 09/01/2014

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week and the last for this year. Here’s five of our favourites! 1. Delicious chocolate ganache with … Continue reading 

The Garage Lounge/bakery

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With Helen home over Christmas it’s not long before she’s off on her travels so we thought we’d check out The Garage Lounge (Bakery) in Southsea precinct together (originally they were calling it The Parlour). I’d already been 10 days before … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 3/1/2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week and the last for this year. Here’s five of our favourites! Helen’s lovely parsnip, maple & pecan … Continue reading 

The best of 2013

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I’m not one to update Facebook with a soppy status reflecting on the past year but I would like to take a look back at my culinary highlights of 2013. It’s been a whirlwind year which started with a new … Continue reading 

My first bake – parsnip and maple cake

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I chose a parsnip and maple cake recipe from BBC Good Food for my first bake. My long and stressful evening of baking was worth while when myself and my colleagues sampled what was possibly the best cake I had ever tasted! Continue reading 

This week’s Christmas sweet treats: 27.12.2013

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Lantana Cafe, Fitzrovia

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It’s quite ironic that I’m sat in Australian cafe in London whilst trying to decide whether to quit my job in London for a new life in Australia. My delicious brunch from Lantana Cafe, consisting of muesli and baked pears along with a creamy flat white has certainly helped my decision. Certainly a must visit. Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 20.12.13

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A meal like no other at The Five Fields

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I’ve been dying to sit down and tell you about my visit to The Five Fields in Chelsea, undoubtedly the best meal I’ve ever had. I had booked a few months earlier when The Five Fields was relatively unknown, after an extensive … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 13.12.2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): 1. My Rocky … Continue reading 

Christmas Gift Ideas

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Every year I aim to start buying Christmas presents early and every year, I fail to do so. The problem is, if you buy gifts too early the receiver either goes out and buys it for themselves anyway, which results … Continue reading 

My first visit to Clandestine Cake Club

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Since a child I’ve always been a member of a club; Brownies, Girl guides, drama club and even football club, but now a twenty-something Londoner, there’s no time or need for a club in my life. Until now that is. … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 06.12.2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): 1. Delicious ricotta … Continue reading 

The Chocolatier – Aneesh Popat

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I have in front of me five incredibly sounding flavours from The Chocolatier, Aneesh Popat which Helen gave me to try and I haven’t a clue how I’m going to pick just a few to concentrate on. There’s Baked Bean (haricot & tomato); … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 25.11.13

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the some of the many sweet treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s five of our favourites! This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): 1. This was … Continue reading 

La Fée Cabosse Chocolats, Brittany, France.

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I had been on a cycling trip to Combourg in Brittany, France for five days with my husband Geoff and some of the members from our cycling club. We were returning to the ferry port of St.Malo and we had … Continue reading 

Brickwood Coffee and Bread

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The days I spend with my mother, the other half of livelifelovecake, are precious now that I live in London. Although, our distance is probably for the best as whenever we are together all we do is indulge in our … Continue reading 

Venn Street Market

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Soon after publishing my list of “must visits before 2014″ I went straight to work ticking each London eateries off the list. After all, what better excuse to indulge in some of the best food and drink around town. Apart from … Continue reading 

Bonjour French Food

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I love France and visit at least twice a year, usually cycling in Brittany or Normandy but back in June we went to the Provence and cycled up Mount Ventoux. It’s beautiful there and I just love the food. So … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 15/11/2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites! This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): 1. Ooh la la, look at my … Continue reading 

The Dairy, Clapham

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On a Friday afternoon I headed to London to visit Helen and we were meeting at The Dairy, Clapham for 6.30pm. I found my way fairly easily, on time and also found somewhere to park for free – result. The … Continue reading 

Dining with a difference at Flesh & Buns

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After enjoying a simply delicious crispy pollock-filled hirata bun from YumBun last week, it’s safe to say I’ve been lured into the one of the biggest food trends to have appeared in London this year. Steam hirata buns continue to boom … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 04.11.13

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites! This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): 1. Warm and fruity grilled banana bread … Continue reading 

Snowflake Gelato

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Helen and I were kindly invited to Snowflake Gelato in Wardour Street, Soho, London to try out some of their delicious wares.  The shop – or ‘boutique‘ as they call it – is light, fresh and modern-looking with mirrors on … Continue reading 

The beauty of Brazil

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One of the best things about travelling is the food. I love trying new dishes and stumbling upon weird and wonderful treats unheard of in the UK. My recent trip to Brazil was a culinary affair as I was lucky … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 28.10.13

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites! This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): 1. Extremely fruity flapjacks which were last … Continue reading 

The Peacock Inn, Oxhill, Warwickshire

Apple & blackberry crumble with custard

My husband Geoff and I were staying at Oxbourne House in Oxhill, Warwickshire a lovely B&B run by Posy and Graeme McDonald which we found on the Alastair Sawday website. Oxhill is a small rural village situated roughly half-way between … Continue reading 

Lima, London

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In my eyes, food should be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, in adequate amounts and enough to leave you feeling satisfied yet not overly full. It must look good and taste good with style and substance playing equal roles. I … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 21.10.13

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left: Chocolate chip shortbread baked by my colleague … Continue reading 

Salon du Chocolat 2013

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To mark the end of National Chocolate Week I took a trip to the “world’s greatest chocolate show“, Salon du Chocolat, to learn more about the magical world of chocolate. Opening its doors in London for the first time, the … Continue reading 

Chop Shop, Haymarket

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Every Friday I look forward to picking up my free ES Magazine at Waterloo to read the latest restaurant review from Grace Dent. I enjoy guessing which latest London opening will feature each week and last week, I guessed right … Continue reading 

This Week’s Sweet Treats: 14.10.13

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After a week’s break to answer that all important question “Where should you eat in London”, Sweet Treats is back with with a round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats … Continue reading 

Chocolate Week Cocktails at The Met Bar

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October is a good month for many reasons, with one being National Chocolate Week, which this year, runs from Monday 14th October until Sunday 21st October. Apart from Christmas and Easter it’s possibly the busiest period in a food blogger’s … Continue reading 

Introducing….the Goanut!

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The hybrid hype has returned after this week’s #Duffingate scandal, which saw Starbucks trademark their “new” Duffin, despite it having been produced by an independent London tearoom, Bea’s of Bloomsbury, for the past couple of years (Oh crumbs!). I’ve previously reviewed … Continue reading 

Where should you eat in London?

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I’m a food blogger so I should know the best places to eat right? Then how come when people ask me where to eat in London I always find myself stuck for words. I encounter the same mind blank when … Continue reading 

Haa eesti toit: Good Estonian Food

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When I grow up I want to be an international jet setter. I love hearing about my grandparent’s holidays, which in recent years have involved trips to the Caribbean (Nan and Grandad Newman) and India (Grandad Mudie). This year my … Continue reading 

Coal Vaults

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I shall warn you now that the restaurant review you’re about to read contains nothing sweet! Yes, that’s right; I left a restaurant without ordering dessert. Technically speaking I did have a cheese board which could be considered a dessert … Continue reading 

This weeks sweet treats: 03.10.2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): Fresh and fruity fig tart from the … Continue reading 

The island of cake: Ilha Grande, Brazil

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If my recent trip to Brazil has taught me one thing, it’s that Brazilian’s love their cake. After a hectic few days in vibrant Rio de Janerio we headed to Ilha Grande, an island off the coast of Brazil, roughly a … Continue reading 

Grain Store King’s Cross

Light waffle, fruit compote, vanilla sabayon

Ever since it’s opening last summer I’ve been itching to visit Grain Store. With a focus on fruit and veg, the menu is right up my street and the pretty photos shared by bloggers across social media has only heightened … Continue reading 

This weeks sweet treats: 27.09.2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): Yummy chocolate brownie from Aldingbourne Trust  which … Continue reading 

Greens Restaurant, Wickham, Hampshire

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A friend of mine was meant to be meeting her friend at Greens Restaurant in Wickham a few weeks ago but as she’s a bit rubbish at navigating (like me) she couldn’t find Wickham – plus there was a road closure so we’ll excuse … Continue reading 

Daylesford Organic Farm, Kingham, Cotswolds

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Well, Daylesford Organic Farm is one of those places where you just say “wow”! It truly is amazing. My husband Geoff and I were having a mini break in the Cotswolds and before we left Geoff had looked up a few places … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 20.09.2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): I felt like I’d died and gone … Continue reading 

Meg Rivers Café, Cotswolds.

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My husband Geoff and I went away for a few days to the Cotswolds and he found a place online which he thought I may like. And he was right! Meg Rivers is a family-run artisan bakery and is situated … Continue reading 

The Dabbling Duck, Shere, Surrey

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I first visited Shere in Surrey last year as I went there with some cycling pals to watch the Tour of Britain. The Dabbling Duck wasn’t there then, just an empty shell of an old ex-tearoom so we lunched at … Continue reading 

This weeks sweet treats: 13.09.2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): Moist and fresh and my favourite, lemon … Continue reading 

Maison Blanc – a little taste of France in West Sussex

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Maison Blanc has been in South Street, Chichester for as long as I can remember and have always had delicious looking French style cakes in the window. Years ago the seating area was at the rear which was dingy and … Continue reading 

Roxie Steak Restaurant

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I’m not a big meat-eater and always order chicken or fish when dining out but on this occasion we were celebrating the end of Sam’s final accountancy exams so it was only right that we go for a steak, his … Continue reading 

This weeks sweet treats: 06/09/2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): Chocolate fudge brownie from the Robin Hood … Continue reading 

Gelupo to end our Pizza Pilgrimage

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My last weekly meet-up with the girls included a long awaited trip to one of Soho’s latest openings, Pizza Pilgrims. Excellent reviews meant expectations were high, plus the fact that the restaurant belongs to one of London’s most popular, long-established … Continue reading 

Yog Frozen Yogurt

A mix of natural and pomegranate yogurt with fruit coulis and chocolate brownies

I was kindly given some vouchers for a regular pot of Yog frozen yogurt so it was only right I popped into the BFI IMax at Waterloo on a pleasant summer’s evening. I’m a big fan of frozen yogurt (FroYo) … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: Bank Holiday Special!

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I spent  the bank holiday weekend with the other half of livelifelovecake which meant there was a mountain of sweet treats consumed between us. Here’s some of the sweetest treats Mum and I tasted over the weekend…. This week’s sweet … Continue reading 

Galeta’s Pastéis de Nata

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Every now and then we get sent something that is that little bit special. Something which gives us a ‘wow’ moment. Galeta‘s Pastéis de Nata’s did just that! Baked that very morning and delivered fresh to Helen’s place of work they … Continue reading 

Wellies, Nr Chichester

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You probably wouldn’t come across Wellies unless you were trying to find it because the chances of you just ‘happening to be passing by’ are quite remote as Wellies is in the middle of the countryside with not much else … Continue reading 

Piccola Roma, Bishop’s Waltham

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One of the many tearooms we visit on our cycle rides is ‘The Anvil‘ (we know it as Fred’s) in Bishop’s Waltham, always a friendly welcome and they do delicious cake and many choices of coffee. Next door is an … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 16.08.2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): An incredibly tasting layered cake made with … Continue reading 

Biskies! By Cutter & Squidge.

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Helen had come down from London to visit for the weekend and after visiting the dentist we drove to Emsworth where we were having a meal in a restaurant there. We were an hour or so early and sat by … Continue reading 

Hare & Hounds, Stoughton

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I pass this pub tons of times as it’s on my cycle training route but never stop. I was seeing a friend whom I hadn’t seen for a few weeks and we needed to catch up and as she’d never … Continue reading 

WIN! A pair of tickets to FEAST Foodies Festival.

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How would you like to win some tickets to the FEAST Foodies Festival at Battersea Park, London which is being held on Friday the 16th, Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th August 2013?  If you’ve never been to a … Continue reading 

Into the mix: The latest foodie trend

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  If you’re a fellow foodie you may well have heard of the latest trend to hit the capital which involves combining the recipes of two or more sweet treats to make a totally wacky never-been-eaten hybrid pastry. Originating in the … Continue reading 

Kitsch n’ d’or

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I’ve finally visited Kitsch ‘n d’or the French restaurant in Southsea, Portsmouth for the very first time. I’m not sure how long it’s been there but it’s been a while and I think I will return! We went as a … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 02/08/2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly round-up of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): A yummy ‘Triple C’ (milk chocolate, chocolate … Continue reading 

Lucky’s Mad Hatter Brownies

Handmade to order 70% chocolate brownies

Having previously reviewed Lucky’s Tiny Pieces of Wonderland and visited their pop-up shop in Kingly Court, I was desperate to try their Mad Hatter Brownies, the latest addition to their extensive range of treats. Receiving a selection of chocolate brownies … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats 26.07.2013

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly roundup of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): A very large chunk of rich fruit … Continue reading 

Spain: Where an ice cream a day keeps the heat at bay

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I love summer, I always have done. Not only is it the only couple of months a year I’m not moaning about the cold or dressed in enough layers fit for an Eskimo, but it brings the perfect excuse for … Continue reading 

Charbonnel et Walker’s Limited Edition Swarovski Box

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty The Queen’s Coronation, Charbonnel et Walker have launched a limited edition box in collaboration with Swarovski. The sparkling Swarovski crystal box is filled with their new Milk Chocolate Praline Crowns which are handmade in … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats 19.07.2013

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  What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly roundup of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): New Mad Hatter chocolate brownies from … Continue reading 

La Petite Fontaine

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La Petite Fontaine is in the heart of Carpentras, France and very close to a small fountain of course. It was previously named La Cuisine de Pierre until chef Sébastien Royer took it over and renamed it in 2007. The interior is … Continue reading 

Eric Lanlard creates new signature afternoon tea

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I was lucky to meet celebrity chef and Master Pâtissier, Eric Lanlard at Total Greek’s Birthday Party last month where I sampled more of his delicious tasting cakes. I first came across Eric’s cake after visiting his Cake Boy London … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats 12.07.2013

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  What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly roundup of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): Gluten-free and dairy-free Dark Chocolate & … Continue reading 

Austrian Delights

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It’s rather difficult these days to find chocolate or sweets which is actually made in the particular country you are visiting. So we scoured our little village supermarket in Hinterglemm to try and find some goodies to review from Austria. … Continue reading 

A week in Carpentras, France

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Note to one’s self – look up the local delicacies (especially cakes & sweets) before visiting abroad, that way you won’t miss out on anything important. A month ago I spent a week cycling around Carpentras in the south of … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats 05.07.2013

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  What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly roundup of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): Hot Ameretto with whipped cream served … Continue reading 

An Austrian Gala Dinner

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I have recently returned from a rather wet week in Austria, staying at the fabulous Gartenhotel Theresia in Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria who are now in their 3rd generation of owner-managers. They are the first hotel in the Salzburg region – and only ones in Hinterglemm - to offer fully organic cuisine … Continue reading 

The world’s best apple pie at Winkel 43, Amsterdam

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I didn’t have much time to research cake places before my recent trip to Amsterdam, so I relied on the recommendations of my foodie friends and good old TripAdvisor. There appears to be a common belief that the Dutch do … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 24.06.13

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly roundup of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): Blueberry flapjack from Olive Tree, Nailsworth in … Continue reading 

The Lawn Bakery, Wimbledon

Salted caramel pyramid and a selection of mini macarons

We were invited along to the Cannizaro House Hotel in Wimbledon to celebrate the launch of Style Ambition. During our morning appointment, Eleanor and I discovered our body shape (I’m a rhubarb!) and were talked through what clothes were most … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 17.06.13

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly roundup of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): A scoop of ‘Strawberry Yogurt’ and ‘Cremino’ gelato … Continue reading 

Total Greek Yoghurt’s Birthday Party

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Last Thursday marked the 30th (on UK shelves) Birthday of popular Greek yogurt brand Total. Produced in Greece, Total Greek Yogurt has remained virtually unchanged since 1926. Not only did they launch a brand new TV ad to celebrate their heritage, … Continue reading 

Great cake places in Arundel

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Helen was having a couple of days in Dublin, meeting up with some friends she met whilst travelling in Australia 4 years ago. After dropping her off at Gatwick Airport for her flight – which she caught by the skin … Continue reading 

This week’s sweet treats: 10.06.13

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What better way to start your Friday than with our weekly roundup of the sweetest treats we’ve eaten this week. Here’s 5 of our favourites…. This week’s sweet treats (clockwise from top left): Incredible salted caramel dessert shot from On … Continue reading 

Foodies Festival London 2013

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Last Sunday I returned to London’s Foodies Festival after spending the whole weekend there in 2012 (Read our review here). This year the festival was held on Clapham Common as opposed to Battersea Park which was handy for me, living … Continue reading