How to Keep that Running Resolution!

Yes, like many others, I said I’d go running for one of my New Year Resolutions. Running doesn’t come naturally to me. No, scratch that. Running patiently over long distances doesn’t come naturally to me. I have managed so far to go running once a week. And, OK, I know that’s not much, but it’s…

Sebastian Faulks ‘A Possible Life’ – an Unsatisfying Read

Having previously read and greatly enjoyed Birdsong and The Girl at the Lion D’Or, I was very much looking forward to reading another Sebastian Faulks, in fact, one of his most recent efforts, as A Possible Life was published in 2012. Faulks has become known and respected for his historical fiction which often finds itself in…

Happy National Cereal Day! 

This is a token that proves my love for cereal, in its many, wonderful forms – sweet/savoury, crunchy/soggy – I haven’t found one I’d turn away yet! This Cereal Killer spoon was slipped into one of my cereal boxes on Valentine’s day a long time ago, whilst at university. (In case you were wondering, I…

Are Friends Best for Anti-Ageing?

As a young woman in an ever image conscious London, the desire to remain looking youthful is often a consideration. Thankfully I do not have the money to let it become a full-blown obsession and go and buy all the anti-ageing, collagen boosting products out there. Alright, I might have some coconut oil on my…

Help, Greenfly Invasion!

Dear WordPressers, I come to you for advice! I have a persistent army of greenfly (or aphids) nibbling away at my one and only rose bush. I live in a flat, have a tiny balcony, and this little rose is my only hint towards a much longed for garden. Are these green critters actually hurting…

Watercolour No. 6 – Little Duckling

It is grey and wet in London today so I thought I’d post this, my little watercolour duckling, who would, I have no doubt, have a great time paddling about in the drizzle if given the opportunity. I have certainly seen a positive development from my first watercolour, Mr Robin, through a few different techniques…

The Pleasure of Blogging

It’s taken me a little while to allow myself to fully indulge in the world of Blogging, the Blogosphere, Blog Land, but I’m getting there. I’ve realised that blogging, to get it good and to really make the most of it and enjoy it, takes time. Sometimes, a hell of a lot of it. You’re…

Faye’s Double Chocolate Mousse Tart… It’s Gorgeously Simple

This recipe is so wonderfully simple and delicious that it has now become my go-to dinner party dessert. It has so few ingredients and looks absolutely brilliant (if I do say so myself) with its crisp shortcrust base and its light, dark and white mousse filling that just melts in the mouth!  You Will Need…

Glorious

St. Paul’s Cathedral stands glorious, basking in London sunshine. Finally, two weeks after a touch of snow, it feels like spring is just around the corner. It’s a blissful afternoon here in Old London Town.