BULLET JOURNAL THE RYMAN WAY

*Complimentary stationery from Rymans* I write. A lot. For clients, it is factual-corporate press release writing. For my personal writing, I can get a little more creative, and that is where the fun starts. Yes I may have the hand-writing of a five year old (make that six if I really concentrate), but I find the ...

Happy New Year, 2016 will be packed with more foodie fun!

Hi all, how are you doing? Welcome to my first blog of the year. I don’t think it’s too late to wish you a Happy New Year, I hope you had a good one. Christmas seems like an age ago and yes, my body clock is still playing catch up where those lazy hazy halcyon days where rolling out ...

Bake-Off madness & perfect shortcrust pastry!

Hey all, How’s it going? Did you watch Bake Off last night? Wasn't it just splendid? Commiserations to Alvin, who put up a valiant fight. I'm Team Tamal, who do you think will stay the distance? Highlights of the show included more animated face-pulling from the team (it should be entitled Great British Gurn Off) and ...

Derby Live packs a punch in weekend of fun & frolics!

Hello all, How are you doing? It’s been another stunning weekend for this Derby foodie, packed with lots of clement weather, cocktails, good food and giggles. I had Gal Pal L visiting on the Saturday, which was pretty awesome, as we don’t see each other enough. We spent the day chilling in the city centre. We’re a little bit ...

Spanish pepper, Buxton Fringe Festival… and a blow-torch!

Hello All, How are you doing? It’s been another good albeit crazy busy week for this Derby Foodie. I met the lovely David Nicholls, one of my favourite authors of all time at the Derby Book Festival. It was something of a dream come true, but more of that in a different blog post. I also ...

Baked Easter Goodies on the horizon…

Hello! How are you all doing? So the clocks went forward today, which means less sleep (BOO HISS) but lighter, brighter days (YAAY!). And with Easter around the corner, I have a spring in my step. It means a long weekend in Derby to catch up with friends, family, writing and baking. Book 2 is ...

Derby BookCakeClub, Brownies, Screaming Snowflakes & Making It Count..!

Hi All, How are you? This week has just disappeared faster than a jaguar zipping through the forest, leading me to cautiously wonder if I’m currently inhabiting some bizarre time-warp. Time flies when you’re having fun and all that jazz, but do you sometimes feel like it’s going by too quickly so that you don’t get ...

Sleep + Liz Earle makeover is fabulous start to weekend!

Hello World, How are you? I’m having the most delicious weekend in Derby so far. After a long tiring week, I finally managed to catch up on some beauty sleep. Yup that’s right, I’ve been in my PJ’s all day and I’ve loved every second of it. There’s something so comforting about warm fleecy cotton. M&S do ...

Bargainous Rice Steamer + Tiger Loaf = Lidl Rocks!

Hello! How are you? It’s Sunday night all over again and I cannot help but think, “Where on earth has the weekend gone?” One of the joys of being a writer, is that it’s very rare you’re “off duty”. I suspect my brain doesn’t know when, or even how to switch off. I always have ...

Derby Lunch, Nottingham Coffee, I LOVE my life!

Hello Guys, How are you on this wickedly chilly Monday evening? I hope you’re wrapped up warm in blankets, moonboots and onesies as the temperatures dip to horrid sub-zero levels (I hate the cold, I’d hibernate like a bear if I could in the winter months). OK, I just had to hop on and tell you about ...