Wednesday, 16 December 2015

House Dreaming

House dreaming is continual for me. In that respect I am definitely old before my time! I turn 25 in just a couple of months and after the most fabulous year-and-a-bit of living with my best friend, house dreaming is becoming an even more regular occurrence as I know that I'm going to be moving flats in summer. After 2 years there are things I know that I want to replace, own for the first time and start collecting. And that's ridiculously exciting. 

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Cosy suppers

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There is nothing I love more in winter than a long drawn-out meal, well thought out, lovingly prepared and full of luxuries. On a busy work day, however, when you arrive home from work, late, hungry and to a dark kitchen, there is nothing I love more than a cosy quick supper. 

Jamie Oliver' Trapani-style rigatoni is one of my current go-to's. Its quick, flavoursome, and the recipe always makes more than you need for one sitting which means an even quicker supper the next evening. I make a couple of tweaks to Jamie's recipe (my ideas are in italics on the ingredient list) but it's one of the simplest and yet most satisfying that I've come across in a while - best of all, most of the ingredients are things I nearly always have in the cupboard. 

Monday, 14 December 2015

Winter Loving

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When the nights get darker, the days get chillier and the Christmas countdown kicks in, London truly starts to feel magical. This is my second Christmas in the city and while I will head home to the Suffolk countryside for Christmas itself, I love getting to be a part of the city countdown.