Ten happy things – October 18

I am so late with this post but better late than never! October was a busy month and here are ten things that made me happy and that I’m grateful for. Cooking with Parma Ham I was invited to a Parma Ham workshop at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu cooking school to cook two delicious dishes, using Parma Ham, with Chef David Duverger. Apart from burning my arm with hot oil, it was such a great night!  A birthday stay at Sopwell House It was my husband’s birthday so for one of his presents, I took him to Sopwell House…

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A birthday celebration at Sopwell House

Sopwell House in St Albans is just 20 minutes from central London yet feels like a million miles away.

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Parma Ham workshop at Le Cordon Bleu

Cooking with Parma Ham at Le Cordon Bleu.

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Cheese heaven at The Mac Factory

Last week I was invited along to the launch of The Mac Factory pop-up in Debenhams on Oxford Street. I absolutely LOVE mac and cheese so I was excited to go along to try it out. I took my lovely friend, Genevieve, with me as my guest. The Mac Factory was established in 2014 by South African chef Graham Bradbury and is a firm favourite in Camden Market and festivals around the UK. Having a reputation as the go-to gourmet mac and cheese brand in London (with an Instagram account to DROOL over), led to the pop-up partnership with Debenhams.…

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Three reasons to revisit a place

Travel is all about exploring, adventure and experiencing something new. When you visit somewhere for the first time, it’s exciting! But it can also take a lot of planning and research to make sure you see everything you want to see, as well as find great restaurants, bars, coffee shops, that ‘must visit’ cronut bar/ice-cream shop etc etc. It can end up being wonderful but also a little stressful.  But it doesn’t always have to be this way.  When we find somewhere we love, we like to return – sometimes, again and again! Last year we visited Polignano a Mare…

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