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I’m back and It’s time to get cosy peeps!

Homemade Pumpkin & Squash Soup

With the weather about to change I love nothing better than hunkering down with a nice steamy bowl of soup, my favourite blanket and a cuppa. So, with that in mind Catherine & I decided to make our own belly filler before the weather really does turn. As we are

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It’s time for Festive Food!

During the festive period apart from the dread of going out and doing your Christmas shopping at the last minute whilst wrangling your way through some of the biggest crowds you will ever see take a step back and think about FOOD. Oliver Twist and his buddies sang it best when they rang out the well known classic . . .

Man oh man I LOVE that film and for some reason even though it’s not your typical Christmas film this is one that makes it into my top pics which you will be seeing very soon. So, back to food! From cheese of all shapes and sizes to your puffed pastry mince pies I am a sucker for food let alone ‘festive’ food. During the winter it is not unusual to eat more and try your best to hibernate away from the rest of the world. With that in mind my question is always – why not do it with good if not GREAT food and there really is no shortage of such things just before Christmas.

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Some are more inclined to the sweet side of the road and some like myself go through phases of craving both savoury and sweet. When it comes to my love for cheese that is a completely different thing altogether, it is nice to have a mixture of both sweet and savoury and there is nothing better than a cracker, oatcake and a nice big slathering of chutney. When you start to add fruits and nuts to the mix it really does start to get exciting. Personally my favourite cheeses are the ones that are pictured above and really do in moderation go very well together. Roquefort is a favourite of both myself and my dad so that really didn’t last long after taking the picture but the rest are still there just getting better with age.

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Where do I even begin with treats like gingerbread men, mince pies and tea cakes. YUM! Well I suppose that’s a good place to start whether they are hard as nails (gingerbread of course!) or soft and gooey on the inside things are all good over here as they are all welcome. We started on the mince pies just before the beginning of December just to get into the Christmas spirit of course!!!

What is your favourite Festive Food?

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Okay, so it is probably no surprise to you guys that I love food – especially the kind that I can take pictures of at the same time. When an invitation is extended to try out a new Christmas menu how could I not reply as soon as possible with a resounding YES! Trying to keep the squeals of delight at bay I drove to Kingston and made my way through the Christmas market towards View Full Post

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Firstly let me admit that this isn’t the most Christmassy of posts but it was a bloody lovely menu and I thought it would be worth sharing for you lovelies so you can experience it before Christmas is upon us! From the Sister Special with a side of halloumi to the Shroom of Doom and all the sides under the sun I am one happy lady just knowing that one of my favourite View Full Post

Tea, Brew Tea Co, Drink, Breakfast, Balham, Brother Marcus Balham, Brother Marcus, TK Maxx Haul, Blog A Book Etc, FayThe past few weeks have been a little hectic for me. Mixed up with working a variety of shifts that were packed closer together than usual and fitting in some awesome events I really have tired myself out. A couple of weeks back after a couple of my night shifts one of my girl friends and I headed out to breakfast in Balham at a place called Brother Marcus – somewhere that we had both wanted to go to for a while but never View Full Post