You don’t need to worry, I’m not about to stand up and sing. But what I do need to do is proclaim my love for Nutella. Built up over years of Nutella slathered on toast for breakfast, this delicious chocolate spread has been part of my life since I was old enough to take a bite out of a slice of toast. And now I’ve given it up for Lent. 40 days without Nutella will be quite an ask. To put it plainly, I don’t crave chocolate. In fact, a bar of chocolate is something that I rarely eat. But... Read More
I am sincerely thankful that Edinburgh has not been plagued by the arctic-esque scenes recently witnessed south of the border. Despite this, we have experienced a particularly chilly few weeks, where gloves, hats and scarves have become must haves in order to brave the great outdoors. Being somewhat forgetful at the best of times, I recently failed to pack my woolly companions for my 40 minute walk home from work. Oh how I missed them. Teeth chattering, I knew that in order to defrost thoroughly, something more potent than tea would be required. A thick, hearty soup of lentils and... Read More
A bacon sandwich on a Saturday morning. Making friends with a squirrel at the Botanics. A long walk in my new coat. Afternoon tea at the Prestonfield. My top floor flat – perfect for capturing full moons resting on pink clouds.
Many a feature you read at the moment will focus on what you shouldn’t be doing in January, whether that be what you shouldn’t be eating, or more likely, which fitness regime you will inevitably be forced to buy into. We are drowning in features, emphatic that January should be dedicated to abstinence. On the contrary, here’s a few things you should be doing in January – it’s a long month, so make the most of it! 1 Spice up your hot chocolate With this drink, imagination seems to fall short at marshmallows and cream. As delicious as this is, a... Read More
One of the best things about winter, is coming home, taking off your coat and warming up. Sometimes a cup of tea just doesn’t cut it, and that’s when I reach for the hot chocolate. One of the most common ways to glam-up your hot chocolate, is to add marshmallows and lashings of cream. But there are other ways to make this winter warmer drink a little more interesting. Spicing up your hot chocolate is an alternative to the often sickly sweet marshmallows and cream option. Using store cupboard favourites like chilli and cinnamon, creates an indulgent, very adult alternative... Read More