Christmas Festivities

Along with hauling home and decorating my first Christmas Tree this year (and making my own Christmas Decorations), I’ve been hosting a few little Christmas parties with friends. This has been great fun, not just the evening filled with love, happiness, laughter and lots and lots of food, but the decorating. I naturally, took lots…

Christmas Spirit – The Liebster Award

This morning, I was graced with a nomination for a Liebster Award by Thistles and Kiwis. I quickly delayed my prepared post until tomorrow so that I could respond to my nomination. Why? you may ask. Why? not just respond to the nomination tomorrow. The truth is, I  was struck by the friendly spirit of the…

Fresh Air

Last weekend, James and I travelled to a little outside Exeter in Devon, England. We had rented a large country house on airbnb with friends. After perhaps a little too much indulgence on the Friday night, we woke late on Saturday, filled our bellies with a proper British fry-up and headed out to explore and…

I’ve Finally Conquered Lean in 15

You may recall I recently blogged about my Lean in 15 Failure, despite being tasty, it didn’t quite work out as the recipe suggested. Since then, I’ve been using the Lean in 15 Recipe Book to inspire flavourful and light dinners. What was a failure is now truly a success, especially as I only learnt…

Greek Feat

It’s hard to believe I am telling you about this place, Brussels best kept secret, you can’t even find it on the internet – google won’t help you – that is until now. Found at Onderrichtsstraat 5/Rue de l’Enseignement 5, 1000 Brussels, Belgium: Santorini Pita Grill: Greek ‘N’ Quick Delicious and extremely affordable Greek food…

My Homemade Decorations

I briefly mentioned in my last blog post that I added some homemade decorations to my tree. I thought I’d give you a little close up of what I made. Plus they were technically free. Pine Cones Collect in the wild or purchase on Amazon. I collected these pine cones in bushy park when I…

Introducing Terry

Every year at the beginning of December, I would join my mum and stepdad in the search for the perfect Fred – our family Christmas Tree. Even though we spent very few Christmas’ mornings in front of Fred, he was a staple in our family home. Lighting up the festive season and making home even…

Tis the Season

Hoorah it’s 1st December – my favourite season is finally here. Christmas actually started in Brussels on 25th November and it was marked by the opening of the Christmas Markets. Ok so the markets are not as fancy as those in Vienna but I think I love them more. You can easily walk through the City…