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In which I am honest, open and raw

S’been a while since I had an aimless ramble. In fact, it’s been a while since I posted anything. I guess my heart’s just not in it. My heart’s not really been in anything for longer than I even remember. Blogging, hobbies, work, my weak excuse for a social life, just life, generally – my enthusiasm is shot. I don’t remember the last time I …

World Book Day: My All-time Top Ten

As it’s World Book Day, and I (like many) am an avid reader, I thought it apt to share 10 of my favourite books with you. I’m always actively reading something, but tend to go through phases with actual books. I’ll have a spell where I just devour them, reading novels back to back, staying up till 3am every morning and getting through three 500-pagers …

Recipe: Maple & Pecan Muffins with Candied Bacon

I am a feeder. Not of Colin, sadly, for his palate is about as unadventurous as they come. Luckily, I have a bevy of hungry colleagues who are more than happy to sample and offer their verdicts on my latest kitchen creations. Testimonials for these maple and pecan muffins with candied bacon included “friggin’ amazing” (complete with spraying crumbs from a mouthful of said muffin), …

Recipe: Boozy Brownies

I’m not typically a huge wine fan. Give me spirits any day, but I’ll politely decline a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, thank you. I am, however, a chocoholic, so my interest was certainly piqued when I was sent a bottle of Rosso Nobile al Cioccolata*. It’s actually really bloody good. Don’t ask me to give you a full expert wine-tasting review, because I’m clueless. What I can tell …

The Body Shop Smoky Poppy

You should know that, in my book, a new range from The Body Shop is cause for excitement and an excuse to cram more stuff into my already overflowing bathroom cabinets. Their latest offering has not disappointed – a sexy, sultry selection for Valentine’s Day (yes, I’m a bit late, shh). For those yet to be acquainted with The Body Shop Smoky Poppy Range, let …