Archive for July, 2012

The View From … Lake Garda

The view from the table is looking pretty damn fabulous at the moment.  We're in Sirmione on Lake Garda, on holiday for a week. It's so very welcome.  Our last family holiday involved 7 nights in a Read more [...]

Lying and Cheating Ice Cream

As we're going on holiday this week I am in the process of using up all the food in the fridge and fruit bowl.  Bananas are a tricky one. I'm a huge fan of good old banana bread but I'm home alone and Read more [...]

Jazz Hands Gazpacho

About 12 years ago I worked for a music publisher in central London.  It was brilliant.  I'd never had a job before where lunchtimes were always in the pub and the MD gave me a store card for Heal's Read more [...]

Simple Things

The start of the summer holidays has begun for me, rather strangely, in total peace and quiet and I am riding on a wave of calm. The tsunami will hit the house children will be home on Wednesday, so Read more [...]