Officially warmed!

So with a few weeks of  solid(ish) sunshine behind us we can safely say that summer is in full swing and the weather is officially warming. On the topic of new welcomings, it is about time I mention that Josh and I have moved in to our new happy little home! With our house warming party…

Teatotal! 

So it was during my family visits in Cyprus that I reflected upon my lifestyle choice to go teatotal. With the sun out on Easter Sunday, a φραπέ (frappé – a cold frothy coffee) to hand and a φλαουνα (flaouna – a savoury treat) to munch on, I was more than content reading my Women’s…

The Tiny Teapot

The Tiny Teapot 23 High St, Biddenden, Ashford TN27 8AL 07817 375475 So it has been a while since I have posted a review about local places that serve some finger-licking-good sandwiches, some scrummy scones and some tempting treats. This most certainly doesn’t mean that I haven’t been hopping around, it just means I have…

Bitter Sweet

Lemons are one of those enigmas of the fruity world that send our taste buds into sensory polar extremes. They are renowned for their sour powers, inciting bitter and sharp tastes that make even a new born purse their lips. They ooze zesty and refreshing fragrances that make us think of homemade lemonade on a…

The DeChox Challenge

Ever heard of the DeChox Challenge? If you haven’t then you are probably in safe territory and will never have to come across it! If you have, then you probably know where today’s post is going… The DeChox challenge is the painstaking process of agreeing to give up chocolate for the whole month of March…

I’m late, I’m late for a very important date!

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at the Sanderson 50 Berners St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 3NG It is fair to say that my trip to the Sanderson Hotel for afternoon tea was long overdue. I had been waiting to experience the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party for what seemed like forever. Yet, ‘how long is forever? Sometimes just…

Go Bananas!

So today’s post takes me back to my Australian East Coast travels and more specifically to Coff’s Harbour, aka the Big Banana. Heading to this part of the coast only really means one thing – surf camp. I had only been surfing once before this – in Devon on New Years day. Let’s just say it…

Back to Basics

At the prime old of age of 22 it did come as a shock to find out that my cholesterol levels are booming off the richter scale. When I smugly strolled into my health check-up, with two marathons behind me and what I would class as a good general level of fitness, I wasn’t expecting…

Price(-y)less indulgence!

The Berkeley Wilton Place, Knightsbridge London SW1X 7RL Now that we are solidly into the colder and darker autumn months everything seems that little bit harder. The early mornings, the late nights, drizzle and darkness make everything that ickle bit more complicated. Balancing bags and umbrellas on the tube enclosed by icky condensation-steamed windows is…

Baking from the heart…

So as the weeks go by the blogging is getting sparser and sparser 🙁 Early mornings and late nights have left me with very little time to type away. But for those keeping up to date with my Instagram posts and stories (@hopscoff) you will have noticed that my weeks have still been filled with…

Do you know the Muffin Man?

…The Muffin Man? Who lives on Dury Lane? …so for those who commute up to London you will probably never meet the Muffin Man. Why? Because you can’t face the thought of travelling to the busy capital at the weekend when you don’t have to! Yes, I have to admit it is quite soul destroying…

No plan survives contact with the enemy…

Nothing ever really goes to plan, right? Well, thats what German military strategist Helmuth von Moltke also thought when he quite bluntly put it that no battle plan survives contact with the enemy. Translated into simpler terms for us lesser beings, everything we try hard to plan quite generally always goes to pot! This is something I…