Denyse’s Lemon and Walnut Cake

It's time for this month's reader recipe and it's a cracker! This lemon cake is the business - a soft, buttery sponge, dotted with walnuts and finished off with a crunchy topping. Remember Denyse? [Read More]

48 Hours in London

Although  I grew up and lived most of my adult life in London, I rarely got to play tourist in my own town. On our recent trip to the motherland, we had just 48 hours to make the most of London and [Read More]

She’s So Inspiring – Denyse Whelan

My life has been touched by some uber amazing women whose passion for life and the way they  choose to live it have really inspired me.  A few years ago, I started the She’s So Inspiring series to [Read More]

Sticky Date Banana Bread

If a sticky date pudding and a banana bread had a bake baby, this loaf would be it. It's got all the dark, caramelly deliciousness of the sticky date pudding with that lovely moist dense texture of a [Read More]

48 Hours in the Blue Mountains

Since I've been a wannabe minimalist, I'm all about experiences not things. This year for our birthdays we decided rather than gift each other presents that we neither want nor need, we would instead [Read More]

4 Ingredient Jam Puffs

Makes 8 Delicious puff pastry triangles filled with your favourite jam and only four ingredients. What could be better? The older I get the more I hanker after the treats of yesteryear. What's [Read More]

47 things I’ve Learned In 47 Years

Photo by Social Cut on Unsplash I get very excited about birthdays, and not just my own because it's not every day you get a ticket for a 365 day trip around the sun. Yesterday, I turned forty seven. [Read More]

48 Hours in Edinburgh

I've wanted to go to Edinburgh for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, my mum went to Edinburgh on business and brought me back a costume doll complete with kilts and bagpipes for my costume [Read More]