On Idolatry Again

It’s been five years since I sat huddled inside the hallowed walls of Ely Cathedral against the cold fenland night. I was there for one of their less frequent services; a sermon by the Domestic Goddess herself, Nigella Lawson. I worshiped, adored, stood in line like a pilgrim, and made an offering, all in an act of devotion that I … Read More

Squires Kitchen Exhibition 2017

What a wonderful weekend I had at the 31st annual Squires Kitchen Exhibition. Though it is far from the largest cake show of the year, held in the labyrinthine Farnham Maltings, it is one of the most inspiring. Squires Kitchen have been innovating with their sugarcraft products since the late 80s. Founded by a genuine sugarcrafter, the company works closely … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Twinwood Festival Fashion & Style Competition

Is anyone else dreaming of the Summer weather yet? Even though I know that I will moan that I am too hot fairly constantly, I do enjoy the warmer weather and the myriad of sartorial choices that it affords me. I love the sunshine, even if it doesn’t love me (I’m a pale, easily burnt thing). A highlight of my … Read More

Weekend Bakes: Bowie Lightning Flash Cookies

Those of you who follow me on social media will know that I celebrated the life of my hero, David Bowie, with friends at the Absolute Bowie show in Bedford last Friday night. While I know that many people are sniffy about tribute bands, I can honestly say from the bottom of my heart that Absolute Bowie are a wonderful … Read More

Fashion On Friday: London Edge S/S 2017

Twice a year, for many years now, London Edge has been my Fashion Week. When I first attended the show, back in 2013, I went to meet the makers behind the brands that I loved online and to meet more. Much as I despise the term ‘networking’ that is what it was! I took cupcakes and introduced myself. Over the years that … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Everyone Involved in Making La La Land

This post contains no spoilers… I’m not that kind of girl. It was a chilly Saturday afternoon in January with nothing better to do than go to the cinema. My idea of heaven! Seriously, I often miss my film student days with the nostalgic lament of a woman who spent hours upon hours, days upon days, with nothing more to do … Read More

Remembering David Bowie 2017

One year ago today, we lost an icon. Enough has been said about this and you know how I feel so I thought I would mark today with a little something from Sunday 8th January. I spent the day, that would have been Bowie’s 70th birthday, with friends in the spirit of celebrating our hero. Suffering wildly from the evening before … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Martin Kemp

Happy Monday, you gorgeous lot! I started drafting this post to go up last Monday, as my first post of a new year… then I took a couple of unscheduled days off. Despite proudly asserting that I am never ill due to the adrenalin of self-employment and abject terror that comes with this, Chris got a cold and it kicked my … Read More

Munich, ich liebe dich

It’s been a week since we returned from our Munich adventure and what an adventure it was. A fairytale castle… We took the train out to see the castle of Neuschwanstein, the rather beautiful brainchild of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. It was sold out. Turns out that while I am writing about dead Bavarian Kings and feeling all niche, I … Read More

Vintage Life October Issue OUT NOW!

Just a quick one from me today as I am packing my case ready for Munich tomorrow… I dare say that my social media will keep you well informed of the things I see and what I manage to eat over the weekend! I did want to let you know that the new and improved Vintage Life Magazine is out … Read More