• Blog,  COMMUNITY,  LIFESTYLE

    How to survive January blues

    Feeling blue? via GIPHY January is appears to be the most feared month of the year. For some it’s a time of new beginnings, new jobs, new home, new relationships. For others is a about making it through the month financially, and saving pennies wherever possible to get you through that extra week. For me it’s been a combination of both, with the added value of experiencing the longest cold in history. It seems London is a great place for germs to linger. In fact my first tip for surviving January in London is stock up on vitamin C and anti-bacteria gel immediately. Use both daily. I am literally holding back the tears from sneezing…

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    Smoked salmon love

    I have recently discovered the joy of poached eggs and salmon! It’s incredible, and despite years of turning down the cured fish for its raw appearance and texture. I am in love! ?  I don’t imagine this is news to anyone, but I was rather excited at discovering news ways to eat my favourite ingredients, and found a bunch of greens, with a slice of lemon brought a fresh and delightful lunch to the table.    P.S I find using the cling film technique to making poached eggs much more effective than the silicon cups I bought from Robert Dyas. If you’re not familiar with this technique, then get a…

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    Hello from the other side

    It’s a new year and another new day! I am in love with the title for this post, and want you to picture me standing on top of my desk chair singing Adele from the top of my voice. I made it! 2016 baby!! Move over 2015.  There is a time when we must turn down distractions, fear, doubt, and let the dream inside us sing loud and proud. Take a minute, stop and celebrate the fact that you at here! I am. 4th of January!! I am currently embarking on a complete re-write of my novel, and it’s teaching me a lot. For months, maybe years I had been…

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    Christmas 2015 throwback

    Happy New Year everyone!! We are now into day 3 of 2016, and I hope you are full of excitement and expectation for the year ahead. I’ve eaten way too much over the last few weeks, and had the best time celebrating the season of Christmas (despite catching a really bad cold in Scotland). Here are just a few highlights from my time back home.     This would be day one of catching a cold – thanks for that Scotland! I’m still not sure it’s gone and hearing in my left ear has returned yet either! This place has a pretty good view, and I love that despite being cold…