• Recipes
  • The Food Blogger That’s Never Cooked: Recipes Revealed!

    If you told me I’d one day have the word ‘cook’ in my job title I wouldn’t have believed you in a million years. Yes, I’m a massive foodie all right but that doesn’t mean I cook. I’ve had many debates in the past about how I can judge other peoples food without knowing how […]

  • Petersfield
  • Cloisters Café, The Square, Petersfield

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    Whenever I cycle to Petersfield 9 times out of 10 we visit Cloisters Café in the square – I say 9 because sometimes we can’t get in, otherwise it would 10. I must admit that I prefer Cloisters as it is an independent coffee shop and there are a few in Petersfield. It’s nice to […]

  • Petersfield
  • The Natural Apothecary Petersfield

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    I finally made it to The Natural Apothecary in Heath Road, Petersfield with my husband Geoff late on Friday afternoon. Thankfully there were plenty of tables when we arrived not long after 2pm. What a wonderfully old-fashioned word we don’t hear these days, along with ‘haberdashery’ and ‘millinery’. The front windows had lovely old-fashioned signage […]

  • Australia
  • Lafayette: Port Melbourne

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    When I heard that my barista friend Cheng Hsien was heading to a new café, Lafayette in Port Melbourne, I just had to check it out. Not only was it an excuse to visit somewhere new, but it meant I could enjoy one of Cheng Hsien’s incredible coffees. Back when I worked at Naughty Boy café in Carlton, […]