16 October 2016
I have lived in London for over 5 years and I like to think I know this city quite well. Having a baby hasn't stopped me from wanting to explore this ever changing city. I still enjoy visiting the familiar and the favourite places, as well as discovering new ones. The beauty about London is that it is so big and vast, you are never short of ideas and places to visit. New restaurants and cafes are opening up all the time. Hence, I thought it was about time I started a new series on London highlighting those special and beautiful places to dine.
7 October 2016
My baby boy, my Huckleberry Finn turned 6 months old today. Wiggle as I sometimes like to affectionately call him has reached a momentous milestone. An age worth celebrating because that's a big achievement for both baby and parents.
Life has been a whirlwind since Finn entered our lives 6 months ago. Life has changed irrevocably. Everything has been new & foreign from changing nappies, to bathing a tiny human, breastfeeding and burping (because babies get a lot of wind). But 6 months on and we are old hands at these tasks. Now that Finn is old enough for solids, it's a whole new phase we are going through again. There have been ups and downs. Plenty of emotional, mental and physical strains. Parenting is hard, you are sleep deprived everyday and feeling like a zombie starts to feel normal. But I couldn't imagine life without Finn and he has changed our life for the better.
25 September 2016
It's been a very long time since I last posted on here. Summer has come and gone. There were many days spent outdoors this year basking in the glory of the English sun, that was ever more present this year. My current role as a mother has been an all encompassing role, and I guess you can say I am technically on maternity leave. I have enjoyed motherhood tremendously but there have been an emotional, mental and physical rollercoaster. Spending time and caring for Finn is more than a full-time role. For the moment it has left me little time and energy for sharing recipes on the blog, as I have made a conscious effort to be in the present when I am with Finn.
6 June 2016
Motherhood & baby Finn has kept me very busy lately. Sleep deprivation, early mornings and late nights has meant I have had very little time to myself, as I adjust to my new life. I have learnt to multi-task even better than I did before, and domestic chores have become less important. But last weekend, I managed to find time to spend some time in the kitchen baking. It felt great to have a couple of hours to myself doing what I love.
With rhubarb season upon us, I've been making good use of rhubarb season at the moment. So far I've made rhubarb jam, rhubarb syrup to mix with drinks and last weekend I made my version of a bakewell cake with rhubarb and blossom orange.
3 May 2016
Spring is finally in the air. Daffodils made their brief but bright appearance last month. The parks and gardens are blanketed in a purple carpet of bluebells. Cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
It's a time of new beginnings and the timing is very fitting as I welcomed my new bundle of baby joy and love Finn into the world. I have spent the last month adjusting to my new hectic life in motherhood. You can understand why it's been a little quiet here of late.
I did find the time to bake this birthday cake for my husband. Not quite as grand as this cake I made for him last year but still delicious.
4 April 2016
Meet Amalie O'Neill. A graphic designer, soon to be graduate of Central St Martins, stylist and creative director behind the newly established Minimal Affair - a London based decoration design studio. They not only offer stylish and elegant bespoke balloons for any event, they offer a creative service to decorate and style your event to your needs.
I met Amalie last year through our friends at Earl of East London. I recently did a photo shoot with her to create imagery to help launch Minimal Affair. Her energy, passion and determination was infectious. It was such a fun day and the beautiful setting in House of St Barnabas in central Soho was a dream to work in.
Here are some photos and an interview from the day.