I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Madonna

Long time, no type! I’ve missed you all and hope that you have not missed your Monday fix of weirdness from me too much. I’ve been super busy and also super tired – in the days before I flew up to Edinburgh for Foodies Festival I picked up an eye infection which knocked me for six. I’m not sure whether … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mary Ellis

On Wednesday morning last week, I awoke to the news that Mary Ellis had died. I sat upright in my bed and cried before breakfast. I did not know Mary Ellis but her passing saddened me, even at the grand old age of 101, because she was one of the VERY few. Mary Ellis was one of the very few … Read More

Foodies Festival 2018 Tatton Park

I spent a solid three days laughing at Foodies Festival Tatton Park. How can I explain it to you if you missed it? I am going to do my utmost but you have to promise me that you will not miss our last two shows of the year – we have one in Edinburgh for our Scottish foodie friends from … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Poldark

Taking a ‘day off’ does not come easily to me – case in point, here I am tapping away at my laptop on said ‘day off’ – and it probably never will. Aside from the obvious of being my own boss and the fact that my work never really feels like work because I enjoy it, there is a sense … Read More

Foodies Festival 2018 Birmingham

Another sunny Foodies Festival? I really wasn’t far off the mark when I decided that 2018 was going to be the best season ever! It’s been amazing sharing sunny days and so much sweet stuff with you all. Today, I am sharing the pictures from Birmingham BUT we will be back on the road this weekend – you can come … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Gareth Southgate

I mean, who wouldn’t right now? I am not a football fan, though I was very much raised to be. My baby photos show me snuggled up on a knitted claret and blue baby mat, its soft woolen fronds luring me into a false sense of security; as the fifth generation Aston Villa supporter in my family, the year of … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Rebecca Rideal & Dan Morelle

Regular visitors to this blog or to my website in general will likely know that I have something of a passion for history. Anyone who knows me or has spent any time with me will know that I am a massive history geek who is either consumed within a history book, writing about the seventeenth century, or banging on about … Read More

Taste Bedford Pictures

If you are lucky enough to live in a town or city that makes the effort to put on great foodie events for you, you go, right? The people of beautiful Bedford turned up en masse last weekend for the second annual Taste Bedford food festival. I cannot thank the team at Taste and BedPop for asking me to host … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Lipstick All Over

I’m a sucker for anything with a lipstick print motif! It’s perhaps unsurprising that I was drawn to Silly Old Sea Dog’s Luscious Lipstick Dress like a moth to a flame. This was a little present from me to me at The Festival of Vintage in York back in April, at which I splashed the cash on a few beautiful … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… All the Marx Bros Blondes

On Saturday, Chris and I visited a 1940s event in the town of Newport Pagnell. This small Buckinghamshire town really enters into the spirit of this new annual event, the high street shops taping up their windows and 1940s entertainment available in most of the town’s pubs and hotels. It was a great excuse to get dressed up. I wore … Read More