Afternoon tea with AlTEAtude!

For months on end we all thought the same thing – have they finished it yet? That spikey top that just looked perpetually unfinished. Little did we know, that was the artistic ingenious of it – the top is meant to look like ‘shards’ of glass piercing the skyline of London. I get it. It’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…

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…

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…

Summer Lovin’

‘Summer Lovin’ had me a blast, Summer Lovin’ happened so faaaassst…’ Well yes, summer does seem to have been and gone already. Torrential rain and freak hail storms are not exactly what I had in mind for post-exam summer fun, but then again a lot of unexpected and unfortunate occurrences have taken place recently! Amongst…

Teatotal!

To celebrate one’s birthday it is often the norm to organise a ‘get together’ with friends which normally consists of a ‘night out’ or a ‘birthday meal’ of course taking advantage of Zizzi or Pizza Express vouchers! This year with a bit of time on my hands I wanted to put my hostess with the…

The Sweet Taste of Freedom!

Passionfruit and White Chocolate Cake   The challenge of surviving a Cambridge exam term is one that I am very glad I won’t ever have to repeat again. Being one of the first to finish has an array of perks. Not only do you get to stop revising first!!!! but you also get the most wonderful…