Monthly Archives: August 2016

Cooking on gas with Gizzi Erskine
(and a perfect soundtrack)

Gizmo Erskine with Google Play

A few days ago I visited Google HQ in London. That’s like the MOTHERSHIP of the interwebby. My sense of direction is terrible at the best of times, so to be honest it was a miracle that I found my way to the amazing Google Kitchen, where Gizzi Erskine was ready and waiting, with her new cook book, a wooden spoon, a shed load of oil and sporting some sensational polka pants.

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Tooling up for entrepreneurs

Samsung-TabPro-S-11

I used to work in an office with walls and people and things. There were computers attached to the desks, files in the cupboards, phones plugged into the floor and work happened there because that’s where all the stuff was to do the work.

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The Little London Bunch:
Same day flower delivery in London

The Little London Bunch

I think that sending flowers is one of the loveliest things you can do for someone. They bring cheer and joy no matter what… and then only thing that ever really stops me from clicking ‘buy now’, is the price. Sending flowers has always been pretty expensive and you also usually have to buy in advance… that is until the clever dicky birds at The Little London Bunch knocked their heads together and came up with a cunning plan.

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Summer supper at La Gourmandina

La Gourmandina

Summer days are made even more perfect when they’re concluded with an al fresco supper somewhere special in London, when the sun has already dipped behind the clouds, the air is still warm and there’s an aperol spritz ready and awaiting your arrival…

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I grew a tomato! On my balcony!

Grow Your Own

You may remember that at the beginning of the Summer I was the recipient of an amazing delivery from Wyevale Garden Centres, who challenged me to grow my own produce on my London balcony… and I am extremely proud and pleased as punch to report, that I have had SUCCESS!

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Is it Monday yet…?

Lipton Ice Tea

Are you one of those people who starts to get a dull niggle on a Sunday night, as you feel Monday looming? A sense of pending doom creeping around the corner, meaning you stop relaxing and immediately feel your brain start ticking over your To Do list in your head… ending your weekend with a bang and mentally  catapulting you into the office, even though it’s STILL SUNDAY?

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Pearl & Groove
The Flourless Bakery on Portobello Road

Pearl & Groove Portobello Road

The way Alabama is staring at her cake, is exactly how her mum Anoushka and I stared at ours when we first arrived at Pearl & Groove on Portobello Road –  with total, unadulterated love.
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Shakshuka for the soul
at Café Loren, Camden Market

Cafe Loren

If you have never had Shakshuka and have no immediate plans to fly to Tel Aviv, get yourself down to Café Loren in Camden Market immediately.

Like now.

Why have you not left yet?

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