• Christmas treats and drinks

    Christmas Treats for Festive Meets

    It’s less than a week till Christmas! As always, it’s come around quick. I decorated my flat at the beginning of December, in time for the first of advent. I prefer the build up so I want to enjoy the decorations for as long as possible. The biggest part of Christmas is the food and drinks and although I’m not hosting any Christmas parties or gatherings, it’s nice to have some treats and alcoholic drinks available. A Christmas Spin with Gin Normally I would put prosecco and mulled wine at the top of the list for Christmas tipples but this year I’m finding myself drinking gin. Not only because it…

  • Making Chocolate Truffles with Chocolate Collective

    Easter is mostly all about chocolate so this Good Friday I thought it would be appropriate to share my experience in making my own chocolate truffles. I think I’ve mentioned here before that every other month we arrange a social event at work where we meet up for fun activities, some I’ve never done before, like pizza making and this time we got to make our own chocolate truffles. We were greeted by Lizzy from Chocolate Collective at Novotel in Leeds. You might remember me mentioning that hotel in my Soap Factory post. I actually had a couple of pulled ham bonbons before the chocolate making, to ensure I’d not get a sugar high…

  • Weekly Update #19

    Weekly Update #19

    The weekly updates are back! So sorry for the break but I wasn’t going to post whilst on holiday and last week, I had too many other things to catch up on. How you’ve been? I’ve had a great first week coming back from holiday so it’s not been too hard returning. The lovely weather last weekend and with it being Eurovision week (my favourite of all year), has softened the blow. Japanese Food I’ve mentioned it before, I regularly try and go to Yo Sushi with my dear colleague and we always make sure it’s on a Monday to take advantage of their Blue Monday offer. We had a…