Lemon and sultana cake

My dad turned 70 recently and whilst I wanted to make him a lovely birthday cake, I also wanted to make sure that it was traditional and classic (just like my dad). I had some lemons and half a bag of sultanas leftover, so I thought a lemon and sultana cake would be perfect.

House Style – Chatsworth

On Tuesday last week, my Mum, my sister and I went along to Chatsworth House for their House Style exhibit. Showcasing over five centuries of fashion, we got to see clothing, jewellery, art and much more which catapulted you back decades.

Cote – Lincoln

Back in December, our work Christmas meal was held at Cote, Lincoln. I had never been before but had heard really good things about it, so I was excited to try somewhere new.

Chocolate-orange cake

Having found myself being in possession of six whole oranges that weren't being eaten I decided I would use them to make a cake, rather than throw them away. After a bit of hunting around for Nigella's recipe and looking through a few other recipes which use the whole fruit, I came up with a lovely, moist cake with plenty of chocolate and orange running through it.

Macgochans, Tobermory

On a trip to Tobermory, Isle of Mull last summer, we came across a brilliant little pub nestled to one end of the town. Macgochans, offers 'top live music, local food, lazy afternoons and great craic' and it certainly did.

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