5 things I liked this week – 6.1.17

1.It was my birthday this week, S made me a lovely victoria sponge (one of her specialities). 2. K got me an Aeroccino to go with the Nespresso machine that I bought myself for my birthday last year. It’s lovely and now I can make cappuccinos and frothy hot chocolate, yum. 3. There’s a new…

On the menu – more Molly On The Range

Friday My love for the Molly On The Range book continues, any book with three macaroni cheese recipes is a good book in my opinion. This one is Gruyere Mac and Cheese with Caramelised Onions and it was delicious. The onions were cooked in lots of butter over the lowest of heats for 40 minutes,…

Christmas at Kew 2016

We decided to go and celebrate New Year’s Eve by visiting Christmas at Kew, this was mine and the kids third visit, we’d been the last two years and K’s second visit. Christmas at Kew is definitely something that is worth keep going back to but (sorry I’m going to be a bit of a…

2016 Books

I read 54 books this year, my Goodreads challenge was for 50 books, so I managed to beat it, yay. It’s nowhere near how many books I read in 2015 though, a massive 88, but 2015 was a pretty remarkable year reading wise, I had a lot of time where I couldn’t do that much…

5 things I liked this week – 30.12.16

Cooking with S, okay, she was doing most of it. A walk in Richmond Park with the family. K got me the Sleep Plus + Pillow Spray from This Works, okay this was because I’d left the brochure on his desk covered in not subtle post it notes a few weeks ago but ooh it’s…

On the menu – Christmas cooking concluded

Friday S had a cooking splurge at the beginning of the holidays, as well as her signature shortbread and the christmas cake I mentioned last week, she also made giant gingerbread men (using a cutter I picked up on a whim from Lakeland). She used this recipe, multiplied by one and a half, as we…

Capital Ring – Highgate to Stoke Newington

I’ve been working my way around the Capital Ring, a walking path that goes round outer-ish London, through its green bits, since last February. I’ve been doing it sporadically, obviously (as some people can complete it in a few weekends) and having surgery in the summer put a stop to me doing it at all,…

Paper and Fire

Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine My rating: 5 of 5 stars Please don’t read this review if you haven’t yet read book 1, Ink and Bone, as the review below is a little spoilery for the first book. In the second Great Library book, Jess and his friends are settling into their life at…