The Windsor Castle is one of my favourite places to eat near the office.  It combines two great things, a traditional quirky pub and good Thai food.  The first time I went there for some post work drinks I thought it looked like a real old man’s pub, the kind where you feel like you need to know your bitters and ales. After a few visits, although this is still a pretty accurate description, once you take the… View Post

 This weekend I’ll be hosting a charity afternoon tea in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association. It’s the first charity event I’ve done for them since my mum passed away a few years ago after being diagnosed with the disease.  Anyone who’s experienced seeing a relative with a terminal illness will know how difficult it is, fundraising for this charity is just one way I wanted to give something back for the support they gave and… View Post

Portobello Market is an antique and knickknack heaven, the shops and market stalls which line the street offer pretty much everything for the home and your wardrobe. I decided to make a trip over there as I thought it would be a great starting point to finding some vintage-style china for my charity afternoon tea.  My one tip is to go feeling calm, patient and in the mood for a leisurely afternoon rummage. It was… View Post

Next Saturday I’ll be hosting an afternoon tea in aid of the Motor Neurones Disease association, as I’ve never made muffins before I wanted to trial out a recipe to make sure that I wasn’t going to have any disasters next week. I chose lemon poppy seed muffins as I love lemon cakes.  The recipe is from Nigella Lawson’s website, taken from “the muffin lady. Muffins, cupcakes and quick breads for the happy soul” by Linda Fisher. … View Post

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a well-earned drink, particularly a flavoursome cocktail with a good friend.  After a hectic week in and out of the office, it seemed only right to arrange a cocktail hour and release the week’s tensions. We chose Adventure Bar in Clapham as it was convenient and I’m always happy to return to where I spent my first year in London.  I’d not been there before which I can only… View Post

After spending the weekend in my university town Leicester, I’ve realised just how different city life is compared to the carefree days as a student.  I can’t help but indulge in a little nostalgia for a life I loved and often would like to relive again (for a few days or weeks anyway). I think what I miss the most is the simplicity, life then was all about trying to read like superman, caffeine fuelled… View Post