Christmas lunch at One Canada Square

Corporate entertaining at Christmas time is a never ending nightmare; juggling budgets, dietary requirements and colleagues expectations is never easy. This year however when I organised the Christmas lunch, I was in luck, One Canada Square had opened. Perched inside a tower block of the same name, this restaurant and bar offers convenient and glamorous... Continue Reading →


The Gun, Docklands

Ever since I started working in Docklands, I have heard good things about The Gun, however it has taken me a while to get there myself. I was delighted to discover that it is not only a gorgeous historical pub which, once upon a time provided the meeting place for Nelson and Lady Emma Hamilton's... Continue Reading →

Fabulous food with Fabulous friends in Paris!

Paris is not only famous as the city of love, but also the city of food! For me it is a culinary delight; bursting with flavour, style and taste at every mouthful! There are always so many wonderful dishes to try, new restaurants and cuisines; you really are spoilt for choice in Paris. That said,... Continue Reading →

An absolutely delightful visit in Oslo, Norway

Last weekend Chris, his mum and I were lucky enough to visit Chris's cousin Dawn and her wonderful family in Norway! It was absolutely delightful to spend time with them and amazing to think I was finally visiting Oslo after reading Roald Dahl's autobiographical novel Boy as a child and dreaming of the exotic realms... Continue Reading →

Culinary fun at T5

I have a new found sympathy for all those I have ever put on a ridiculously early flight, frankly getting out of bed after 3.5 hours sleep should be illegal. Leaving the house at 430am WITHOUT having had time for a cup of tea is absolute sacrilege, frankly I almost thought I wouldn't make it,... Continue Reading →

Felin Fach The Griffin

I love going to Wales, it is part of my soul, my culture and makes me relax in a way I just can't ever in London (even if it does involve the shock to the system of a 5 mile country walk, when I all I crave is concrete! haha!) The food is always a... Continue Reading →

Chris’s Pulled Pork – just like Bodeans

Finally!  I hear you cry, yes I've been setting up my new iPhone, holidaying in Wales and started my Christmas baking in earnest, not to mention my Christmas crafting... But enough of all that here it is at last - Chris has a thing for delicious meats and a few years ago happened upon pulled pork... Continue Reading →

Leek risotto with grilled salmon

Following my super pre-Christmas Baking shop, I found a glut of leeks I had failed to use up and was faced with two choices; potato and leek soup (my favourite) or find something more inspirational to do with leeks.  Inspired both by the simplicity of the fabulous parsley risotto (I had at No.9 Church Street,... Continue Reading →

A weekend in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is an absolutely stunning city, the long wide streets are reminiscent of the scale and design of the great Parisian Boulevards and every where you go the castle sits on its promontory keeping it's careful watch over the merrymakers, tourists and residences. We stayed in The Walton Guesthouse which was quiet and comfortable with... Continue Reading →

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