I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Olivia Colman

A quick, express post today as I’ve rather overloaded my brain today and had so much unexpected personal admin to attend to that my usual ‘write something profound over breakfast’ was sadly interrupted. No biggy, just annoying stuff. Today, I would love to bake a cake for Olivia Colman. I adored The Favourite (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). What a fabulous film, … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Louise Wener & the Women of Britpop

The soundtrack to my adolescence and the last of the great British analogue music scenes, Britpop was a movement in which being a girl in a band started to feel normal. I would love to bake a cake for… Louise Wener and the women of Britpop. This podcast also features an interview with the legendary DJ, Steve Lamacq. You can … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Tim Burgess

Last week was Independent Venue Week, an annual initiative to promote and support grassroots independent music venues. Small music venues are essential for giving new bands and artists a space to perform and these are closing at an alarming rate. IVW shines a valuable spotlight on these precious venues and reminds the public to support their local venue – if they … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Nigella Lawson

It seems fitting to begin this podcast series at the beginning and begin where I began, with my very first Fantasy Bake. I would love to bake a cake for… Nigella Lawson. You can read the original blog posts that inspired this podcast here: On Idolatry I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Nigella Lawson On Idolatry Again We … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… the Early Adopters

A quick thank you to start the week – and this can’t be a bad way to start any week – to those who have already subscribed to my new podcast, Fantasy Bakes. The idea to launch a podcast came in Edinburgh last November. I was in town for Foodies Festival and one of my amazing chefs in The Cake … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Michael Barbaro

I am addicted to American politics. I put this down to two contributing factors; firstly, I was very impressionable at the age of 17/18 when I studied for my History A Level. My course included a year spent studying American History, they took us out to Boston, I tried Reese’s Pieces for the first time, I was hooked. Incidentally, at … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Teaser

New for 2019… it’s Fantasy Bakes! The next incarnation of a crazy idea that I once had which became my regular Monday blog posts is now a PODCAST! Yes, Fantasy Bakes is coming very soon and you will be the first to hear each tasty bite-sized morsel. In each episode I will talk about someone who I would love to … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Elle Woods

My public service announcement for the week is that Legally Blonde (Robert Luketic, 2001) is available to stream on Netflix. For many years now, this has been my ‘comfort movie’ and been there like a cinematic cuddle from a warm cup of cocoa as the world whirls around me. I love this film so much that it was my go-to … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Captain Sensible

One day, Chris asked me if I had heard of The Damned before we met. I most certainly had. I think my knowledge and love of music that came out ‘before my time’ was one of the things that he loved about me! I reminded Chris that I had heard The Damned many years before we met… because my parents … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Steve Lamacq

I do rather love music. Had you figured that out yet? Last week, this music lover got an early Christmas present when she scored tickets to the BBC 6 Music Christmas Party at Maida Vale. Let’s backtrack a little here… I have been a 6 Music listener for many years now and this station makes up a large portion of … Read More