Food + Drink


Picnic in the Park with HomeSense

Picnic season in the UK is sporadic. There isn’t a particular month that shines brighter than the other, you just need to prepare yourself for a spontaneous afternoon here and there.

A few Sunday’s ago the sun came out so I made some last minute picnic plans with a friend. We made a quick dash to the supermarket for food essentials before heading off in the direction of our local park.

Afternoon Tea at Jolly’s

A few Saturdays ago I visited the beautiful city of Bath for the day with one of my best friends. No set plans, aside from seeing Jack Savoretti later on that evening (you can read about that here) and hopeful for afternoon tea somewhere. We wandered around before stumbling across this hidden gem…

Rock ‘n’ Choc Bakes

Mondays call for cake, so let me introduce these Rock ‘n’ Choc Bakes…

I remember baking rock cakes in primary school, and hating them. I’m not sure what it was that I disliked so much but for years I wouldn’t go near one. Today is a different story, but perhaps that’s because I have an awesome recipe that involves chocolate – and let’s face it, anything with chocolate is bound to be better!

Alfresco Dining with HomeSense

Recently a few friends and I enjoyed fun, food and frolics by the sea at the Sidmouth Folk Festival. The weather was glorious (before it took a grey turn for the worst the following afternoon, in typical British summertime fashion) so we enjoyed our first evening by the coast sat in the garden with bubbles, sangria, and one helluva fabulous feast!