Language mayhem, autumn obsession and just a little bit of humour.

Ciao ragazzi! Imagine the joy I felt installing the Italian keyboard on my mobile phone because yes people, I’ve finally gone and done it. I’ve signed up for Italian lessons. The sexiest language in the world by far. And I’m loving every lesson. Scary as hell getting back behind a school bench but what is […]

Shape wear, Mummy of the Year Award and Italian for beginners.

We need to talk about shape wear and body confidence. Seriously people. The only time I’ve ever received the “congratulations on the baby” comment was when I wore a shaping body in Hanoi during a mingle reception for work. Since then, not once. Sure, a pair of high waist panties, but that’s not the same. […]

Cognac, as in the root. And a little something called the end of an era.

How can I explain this without sounding like a crazy person? You know the feeling you get when you twirl spaghetti around your fork until it forms this perfect little pasta lump.. you bring the fork to your mouth and enjoy a mouthful of al dente cooked spaghetti smoothed in (at least for my liking) […]

An evening in the presence of rockstars and perfection on a plate. Or two.

That’s how I would describe last nights Chefs Table with Desireé Jaks and her colleagues at Agrikultur. This is the place where the food is in focus, not the chefs. And you can clearly tell that they not only respect the process, from farmer to plate by supporting small farmers, but that they truly want […]