• flowers on top of stacked books and mug
    Book Chat,  books

    Christmassy Reading

    Happy new year! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a pleasant start to 2023. I have been quiet on here over the past few weeks, as I’ve been cosying up with a few books over the Christmas period. One of the things I love about this time of year is the opportunity to spend time lost in a good book. I also tend to get given books as gifts for Christmas. Here are some of my picks of what I have been reading: And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie. The definitive murder mystery tale, ten strangers are summoned to an island and find out that someone…

  • food,  sweet treats

    Lemon Victoria Sponge, The Yorkshire Bridge

    Only crazy (or tough-as-nails) folks go walking in the Peak District on a bitterly cold winter’s day, right? But it is totally and utterly worth it when you can duck into a cosy warm pub afterwards for a hot chocolate and a slab of Lemon Victoria Sponge, like this one: The Yorkshire Bridge, Ladybower Reservoir

  • Eat Like A Londoner,  food

    Christmas Markets

    This weekend I was lucky enough to go to two Christmas fairs, the Mill Street Winter Fair in Cambridge and Winter Wonderland in London. The fair in Mill Street was excellent for those who love their food, with stalls along the road selling cuisine from all over the world. I ate a fajita style lunch with chicken enclosed, which was delicious. The fair offered all kinds of goodies to choose from: My friend enjoyed some waffles with chocolate sauce and nuts which of course I shared: And to finish it off, we had some Mulled Cider. Winter Wonderland also had plenty of food to entice us but we didn’t eat…