Onion, thyme and parmesan tart

Since I have been back at work after my maternity leave, I haven’t taken a day off. I’m very very lucky to be able to work 8-5 Monday to Friday and weekends off, but ten months is rather a long time in which not to take even a day off. Especially when being a single…

Six months on

For most people, six months means very little. For parents, it is huge. At the beginning you start by counting the days, then the weeks and slowly that progresses into months. Today marks six months since our little girl was born. That is one half of one whole year!!! In one way, it seems likes…

Chocolate truffle overload!

Sometimes, there is nothing quite like a little bit of chocolate. Every so often, my mind and body crave that little mouth full of chocolaty goodness. I don’t buy chocolate bars and I don’t like to snack. But in the evenings, especially on days when the weather is bad, I like to curl up on…

Profiteroles

Last week it was my hubby-to-be ‘s birthday. We’re not exactly in the celebrating mood these days yet but when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he replied ‘fire logs’. That’s all he wanted. I didn’t complain, this was the easiest present ever to buy him and I was relieved at the…

lazy lunch

Ok, truth time! Despite the fact that I am on leave from work and pretty much have nothing to do all day, I still didn’t have time to prepare a proper lunch. Honestly I don’t know how this happened. I should be spending my days thinking of food and making meals like a good little…

Welcome to 2015!

I may be coming to the party somewhat slightly late but this is my first post in 2015! Life has thrown us a few curveballs recently and slowly but surely we are learning to deal with it all and attempting to resume normal life. January is one of those months… both D and I have…

Indulgent chocolate dessert made for sharing!

It has been one of those weeks! Work has taken it’s toll and today I’m just feeling shattered. Standing all week in work and running around like a headless chicken is not really my idea of a nice and relaxed me. I’ve come home every day tired and stressed and dying for a gin and…