Chai Cupcakes


I love tea! I can’t start the day without a strong cup of English Breakfast, followed by an afternoon pick-me-up of Earl Grey and finishing the day with a cup of peppermint tea after dinner. When I feel like indulging I brew up a strong cup of chai tea with an array of spices including [...]

My favourite users on Instagram


My addiction to Instagram is intensifying and I am constantly on the hunt for new IG users to follow for inspiration or just a little amusement. Here are my current favs! ♥ @hacth427 Dachshunds! Frollicking in fields! This user is from Japan and photographs their miniature dachshunds - Hatch is a boy who is 8 and [...]

Mother’s Day


This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a time to celebrate how amazing our mums are and appreciate all they have done for us. Unfortunately my mum is swanning around Europe (half her luck!) so I won’t be able to bake for her this year but I definitely have a few treats in store for her when [...]

Herb garden and succulent inspiration


I spoke a while ago about my Dad collecting gorgeous Wedgwood Orange Pekoe tea tins and I have finally put them to good use – as plant holders for my succulent plants which have certainly brightened up my balcony. Plants in tea tins look cute and have motivated me to start planting more flowers and succulent plants [...]

Lately on Instagram…


Hey guys, for those of you who aren’t following me on Instagram (I am @swah) I have created a new blog category to check out my phone pics here. Generally lots of food and cats. ♥ Cooking up a (healthy) storm I have been focusing on improving my healthy cooking skills (can’t live on cupcakes all [...]

Collaboration with


When I am not babbling on about travel or baking delicious treats, I am designing. I was recently approached by Danny from to collaborate together on some designs for his Litograph posters - prints that are created from the text of classic books. He had spotted my Penguin book designs online and loved the contrast of the silhouette [...]

Food Blogger Burger Party at Moo Gourmet Burgers, Newtown


What started off as a few tweets between food bloggers on Twitter soon spawned into a burger party at Moo Gourmet Burgers in Newtown with 19 attendees! The power of the internet! Upon arrival we were made very welcome with our own welcome sign, a glass of bubbles and giftbags. It was my first time at [...]

Planning a holiday?


I’m getting itchy feet again and am starting to plan my next holiday – once I finally decide on my destination of course! I’m thinking a few weeks in Reykjavík and New York. Heaven. I thought I’d share with you some of my top travel tips to help you in planning your next escape. Research and [...]

Branching Out – Pantone, Hello Kitty and Ladurée


There is an emerging trend with brands including Pantone, Hello Kitty and Ladurée beginning to branch out into different areas. ♥ Pantone Makeup Pantone is a serial repeat offender when it comes to “branching out” with Pantone flower pots, mugs, scales and peppermills to name a few! Now they have added a beauty line to their [...]

Happy Easter! Chocolate Peanut Butter Birds Nest Cupcakes


I wanted to make a festive cupcake to celebrate Easter that combined Easter eggs and my current craving for chocolate and peanut butter. I settled on a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter icing, and then made “nests” out of chocolate noodles, completing the look with a little egg placed in each nest. Chocolate Peanut Butter [...]