You know, I had a post already written up about my current state of panic. And how I’ve done absolutely nothing for the holidays; not a single thing baked, not a single pressie bought, not one Christmas meal planned and shopped for. And how the thought of fighting other frenzied shoppers in over-crowded malls terrified […]


Ok I gotta be honest, this isn’t really a trifle in the purest sense (I mean a trifle without sherry, custard, jelly and sponge cake?! *Thud goes the purists*). What it really is and was always meant to be, is a fruity version of tiramisu replacing the coffee with peaches, fragrant tea and peach liqueur. […]


I’m such a sucker for impulsive purchases. Story of my life really; a handful of unworn dresses many with the tags still intact, shoes that have pounded the pavement just once, neglected bags crumpled at the back of my cupboard including, horribly enough, a beloved designer number that hasn’t been out of its dustbag more […]


High Tea at The Loft

July 12, 2009

On Saturday afternoons, it’s usually just The Captain and I together – sleeping, eating and, if I’m feeling particularly persuasive, shopping. This particular Saturday however, I was more than happy to abandon the man and enjoy the companyoffivelovelyladies. And what a better way to celebrate womanhood than High Tea? Traditional and elegant…the boys don’t know […]


Before you lambast me for tardy Mother’s Day planning, you should know that I did have another idea in mind to treat the Mother but with dismal weather being forecasted, I had to do quick a u-turn in my Mother’s Day plans. This led me to some frantic phone work on Friday and as I […]


Popping my Darjeeling cherry

February 2, 2009

Darling, darling! Is there anything more feminine and ritzy than afternoon tea? This British tradition has certainly popularised in the last few years faster than you can say ‘pass the clotted cream’ but forget the Victorian ponce and snobbery. These days it’s everybody from the young and the trendy to families sipping tea or champagne […]