Have a very Harry Christmas!

This Christmas we were hosting both our parents and we wanted to plan something magical for their stay with us. 2018 has been a bit of a Potter-fest year for us. Following our visit to the West End to experience the magical Cursed Child play in May, I was propelled to re-listen to the Harry […]

The Force Awakens: These aren’t the Easter eggs we’re looking for…

The ubiquitous Star Wars universe is full of “Easter Eggs”, and favourites from the franchise can also be found in other movie classics:  E.T species hold seats in the Galactic Senate in Phantom Menace (with stranded baby E.T. crying “home” at a passing Yoda in the 1982’s classic Halloween scene); R2-D2 and C-3P0 are depicted […]

It all started with Mr Stay Puft…

Everyone LOVES marshmallows. FLUFFY and FABULOUS. Not half as dangerous as the 1984 classic movie would have you believe.  Yet very few are aware of the fabulous fact that these pillowy soft treats can be easily conjured up at home. Yes, honestly! Follow these instructions to create your own marvellous home-made mallows! Vegetable oil for greasing […]

I love the smell of cupcakes in the morning

Last week, was camo-cupcake time! Using a combination of the Hummingbird Bakery’s chocolate and vanilla cupcake recipes, I created the camouflage interior by colouring the vanilla batches using dark brown and moss food colouring.  The terrain was created using a batch of chocolate and cream cheese frosting, with a sprinkling of dyed toasted coconut, chocolate […]

Super Bowl XLVII – Brawling, Brothers and Blackouts

The sporting spectacle that is the Super Bowl, took place at the Big Easy’s Super Dome on Sunday, and spectators were certainly not going to be disappointed. It was a game of brothers, brawling and blackouts, with the Baltimore Ravens securing an historic victory over the San Francisco 49ers to walk away with the coveted […]