8 Things to Love About January

Aside from filling the house with as much heat as possible and reducing my attire to thick, fluffy socks and multiple layers underneath a permanently attached dressing gown in the evenings, there are a few a other things that make dreary January a little more delightful. The optimistic determination needed to fulfil New Years resolutions keeps my mind focused on…
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Beautiful Christmas Presents Unwrapped

You may have noticed in my past blog posts that my family and I originally decided against present giving, and instead spent time and money on special family moments instead. However, my mum surprised my sister and I by still treating us at Christmas! Here I take a look at all the lovely things I received this year. Culinary Treasures …
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AUTUMN ESSENTIALS

Last Minute Christmas Chocolate Medallions with Shimmering Almonds

I served shimmering chocolate medallions last year for Christmas, and they were so popular I have made them again. They are pretty little things when placed on a nibbling tray beside spiced nuts and frosted cranberries, and make perfect sweet snacks in-between the never-ending feasts. I used shimmering almonds, raspberry flakes, gold shimmer dust and icing snowflakes to decorate mine,…
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Countryside Chic with Clarks

Somerset is looking particularly beautiful right now. There are wreaths on every door, twinkling lights all through my town and quaint little markets selling homemade liquors and preserves in the centre. I absolutely love Christmas in the English countryside and it’s made even better when family members return home, like my sister Zoe who is the beautiful lady in these…
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