My favourite place in the world…

From as far back as I can remember, New York was always the place I dreamed of visiting. Of walking down Fifth Avenue taking in all the brightly-lit shopfronts, strolling through Central Park between family picnics and morning joggers.


New year, new plans

With a new year, comes a time to reflect and time to make plans for the year ahead (I now have a new, trusty Filofax to help me out!). I can't say that this year has been great - particularly the last few weeks. Its been pretty hard work but I feel like this bodes... Continue Reading →

At My Table – Nigella Lawson

I am loving Nigella Lawson's new book 'At My Table' - a perfect celebration of all the things food should be: easy, flavourful and comforting. On opening the crips new pages, I was instantly taken by the wonderful photography which makes the recipes come alive and your mouth starts to water.

My favourite podcasts

I spend a fair bit of time travelling around the county as part of my job and, I don't know about anyone else, but I was getting really bored of some of the radio content available on DAB.

Our York(ie) adventure

We spent last weekend in the lovely city of York when a friend of ours was doing the Yorkshire marathon. Anyone who knows me will know how excited I was at the prospect of going to the York Roast Co. for one of their famous Yorkie pud wraps.

Returning to piano

From a very young age I always wanted to play piano and throughout school, like a lot of children, I jumped from playing the cello, guitar, keyboard and drums. I would take regular lessons, then after a while, didn't have an interest in it any more.

Sausage and red lentil casserole

What do you do when you've got a packet of sausages that need using but want something a little tastier than sausage and mash? Returning home yesterday I realised that we also had a tub of red lentils that were in desperate need of being used in something yummy and comforting. So I set to and pulled together a rich and, if I do say do myself, rather delicious casserole.

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