London’s best chicken burgers

London’s best chicken burgers

As a food lover, I’m well aware of the many ‘best burger’ lists available on the web. But, almost without exception, the burgers in question are all beef! Many will cry at this point, “but it’s only a proper burger if it’s beef!” Well, I love burgers but I prefer white meat to red. If … Continue reading

Amsterdam — beautiful inside and out

Amsterdam — beautiful inside and out

I wasn’t expecting much of Amsterdam, to be honest. Everyone whom I mentioned the Netherlands’ capital to beforehand immediately started babbling about hash brownies and prostitutes in windows, neither of which interested me. I began to wonder whether Amsterdam’s rebellious streak was all it was good for. To my relief, this couldn’t have been further from … Continue reading

How to enjoy London without going broke

How to enjoy London without going broke

London is an expensive place to live. Prices for just about everything here, from pints to accommodation, are often staggeringly higher than they were in my hometown further north. And for those of us who don’t have finance jobs in the city, the much-touted ‘London wage’ does not measure up. Thankfully, over four years of living … Continue reading

Perivale’s bluebell wood

Perivale’s bluebell wood

Other posts on Perivale, the Greater London suburb in which I live: How to live outside London, inside London and in the snow One day a year, towards the end of April, the public is given free access to Perivale’s ancient bluebell wood — usually reserved exclusively for members of the Selborne Society, the community group that owns … Continue reading

Cacti, cakes and caleches — Marrakech’s new town

Cacti, cakes and caleches — Marrakech’s new town

Day 3 of our Moroccan adventure — read Day 1, Day 2 and Day 4 For our most laid-back day in Marrakech, we escaped the mad medina to explore the new town, beginning with the beautiful Majorelle Garden, stopping for the prettiest Moroccan afternoon tea and ending in a horse and carriage. Following the same appalling awakening/sublime breakfast as the … Continue reading

Burger Craft’s coronation party

Burger Craft’s coronation party

Another day, another burger-eating event. But unlike Burger Fest, this one was hosted exclusively by Burger Craft for a select guest list — and both food and drink were completely free! Boyfriend Steve secured an invite for ‘the Coronation of the Juicy Bastard Burger as London’s Reigning Burger‘ by direct messaging Burger Craft on Twitter. All … Continue reading

Hug-in-a-bowl leek and bacon risotto

Hug-in-a-bowl leek and bacon risotto

I can’t remember when I cooked my first bacon and leek risotto, but it was so easy and so scrumptious that I went on to cook it again, and again, and again! My boyfriend calls it the ‘perfect comfort food’, so I’ve nicknamed it after what it feels like to eat. The loose recipe I … Continue reading