Fantasy Bakes: Elle Woods

She may be a fictional character but that makes her no less inspirational. The lead character in Legally Blonde, Elle Woods sets an example of working hard to overcome adversity, carving out your own space in the world, and being successful on your own terms. Her example proved invaluable to me when I slipped into a terrible funk a few … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Margaret Dumont

In the most recent episode of my new podcast, Fantasy Bakes, I imagined baking a Red Velvet Cake for Groucho Marx. You can listen to that episode on iTunes by clicking here (please subscribe, rate, and review if you can). You can listen to that episode on Spotify by clicking here (follow and you will never miss an episode). The … Read More

Fantasy Bakes: Superman

In this week’s Fantasy Bake, I would love to bake a cake for Christopher Reeve AKA Superman. The two are entirely interchangeable to me. I’m using my expensive film degree to express my adoration for Superman: The Movie (Richard Donner, 1978) and the man who will forever embody truth, justice, and the American way. I think we all need heroes, … Read More

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

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Stan Lee

A topic that I am genuinely qualified to write about, I can think of no better use for my fancy Film Degree than to pay tribute to the great Stan Lee, who died last week at the grand old age of 95. It is hard to express just how significant Stan Lee’s contribution to comic books and Superhero Movies was … Read More

Fashion on Friday: Lorelei Lee

There are a few items in my wardrobe that I come back to again and again with all the enthusiasm of the first time I tried them on. I try not to have favourites amongst my beloved frocks but I do… this is my favourite dress. The Lorelei Dress from Glamour Bunny is a pretty faithful replica of one of … 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… 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

Foodies Festival 2018 Syon Park

Well, it only took me a full week and a bit to recover from Foodies Festival Syon Park. I’d say that is a pretty swift recovery! Looking through the pictures on my phone, I cannot believe that this show was over a week ago and I cannot quite believe the show that we put on. I’m passionate about showcasing new … Read More

A Wedding Cake for Bogart & Bacall

I feel terrible for missing a couple of weeks of my regular Monday blog post – I’ve been swamped over the last few weeks and had every intention of writing over my weekend away with Chris… but I decided that I would rather spend the time with him and have a white wine spritzer. I regret nothing. In lieu of … Read More