Rock Me, Amadeus

Of the many things that I get passionate about, music was probably my first love. I was fortunate because my Father is a musician and ran a music shop for the first 16 years of my life – there was always music to listen to and always instruments to play music on. My first documented live performance was at the … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Rick Wakeman (Reprise)

I few months ago, I wrote a post in which I fantasised about baking for Prog Rock God, Rick Wakeman. You can read this original post by clicking here but potted for your ease, Rick Wakeman is a favourite in my family as my Mother loves his music, both solo and with the band Yes, and I love all of … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Take That

I first fell in love with Take That when A Million Love Songs played on Top of the Pops. It must have been at the end of 1992 (I looked it up… the track was released in the October of that year) and I would have been 10 years old. That romantic saxophone, the earnest and quite innocent longing in … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Dame Vera Lynn

OK, so I guess you would have to have been walking around me with your fingers in your ears going LALALALALALA at the top of your voice not to know that I have baked for the wonderful Dame Vera Lynn. I have been dining out on the fact that I baked Dame Vera’s 95th Birthday cake for 5yrs now but, … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Mary Berry

I very much doubt that Mary Berry wants another cake baked for her… ever again! As judge on The Great British Bake Off for 7 seasons, Mary delicately nommed her way through 700,000 bits of cake and cannot physically fit in another slice without running the risk of exploding like a pigeon. However, I have been thinking about Mary Berry … Read More

I Would Love to Bake a Cake for… Jay Rayner

Good morning, you gorgeous lot. I hope that you are all ready to face these final few days of January with gusto. If you are finding that recent global events have continually kicked the gusto out of you, I hope that you will stand beside me, feign gusto, fake it until you make it with every fibre of your being, … 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

A Rather Rock’n’Roll Raffle for Macmillan Cancer Support

I know that I sound like a broken record but with only one week to go until Macmillan Cancer Support ‘s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, my own little event gets more and more fabulous. For those lucky enough to be attending my vinyl party at 44 Harpur Street; The Business Parlour on Friday 30th September, we will be holding a … Read More