Friends Reunion, Books, Theatre & Cake… what an epic week!

Hi all, how are you on this crisp Thursday morning? It’s been a busy week so far. I caught up with some dear friends from university, earlier this week whom I haven’t seen for over 15 years. It’s amazing how time melts away and you can all slot back into your younger selves (age is ...

Like curries? Read on for the fabulous Asian Curry Awards 2015..!

Hey all, how are you on this altogether lovely Wednesday? (It’s actually a dull, grey day but this Derby foodie is choosing to ignore that.) Do you like curries? If so, carry on reading, as this post is right up your street. This is the sort of food that really floats my boat. I was rather excited ...

Trials of an author… and NaNoWriMo

Hey guys, how are you doing, what have you been up to? It’s been a crazy busy few weeks, as I covered food festivals across the country (my favourite sorts of gigs). Of course being out on the road meant that I got zero (fictional) writing done. Juggling a day job, the food blogging and ...

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 ...

World Book Night 2015 & Restaurant Review: The Pointing Dog & Duck

Hello All, How are you doing? I hope you had a great weekend, what did you get up to? I had a blast, seeing the family in Bakewell for the Food Festival on Saturday, a lovely long walk around Derby (which also meant getting lost around Mickleover and Littleover – more on that later) and discovering ...

Writing, LiveTweeting© & presenting: THE perfect weekend!

Hi there, how are you? I hope you’re well and enjoying the start of what is going to be a delicious weekend! What are you up to? It’s been a good, productive week, busy with writing (Book 2 of the Screaming Snowflakes Saga is slated for release in December 2015) good food and baking. Sticking ...

The Joys of Writing, Coffee and really getting stuck in…

Hello All, How are you? It's mighty cold out there and with the weekend around the corner (yippee!), I've already started my happy dance routine in my head, OK,  it's going to be an uber busy weekend packed chockfull with writing, blogging, vats of coffee and scrummy cake may be involved. Only, and I say only if I pass my ...

New Year + New Website Launch = Smashing Year Ahead!

Hello All, How are you? With my brand spanking new website hot off the press literally a few hours ago, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my first post of the year. Sorry I've been away for so long, I hope 2015 is treating you well. Is it too late to ask about your ...

Screaming Snowflakes Book Signing + coffee = PARTY TIME!

Hello guys! How are you? I hope you’re all well and having a blast. As a few of you know, I had my first official book signing earlier this month and had an absolute blast. Thank you so much to all the readers who came and hung out with me, it was an absolute pleasure ...

British debut novelist cites Bollywood as inspiration

A lovely little write-up from the lovely people at Urban Asian website. Thanks! British Asian freelance writer, Amber Tesia, has published her debut novel, “Screaming Snowflakes” for the Kindle!  The book has already gained acclaim.  In fact, it was chosen to be part of the ‘Best of Bolton’ event and was also showcased at The Octagon Theatre in ...