Mother’s Day

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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

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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…

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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 Litographs.com

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When I am not babbling on about travel or baking delicious treats, I am designing. I was recently approached by Danny from Litographs.com 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

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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?

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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

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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

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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 [...]

The past few weeks through Instagram

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Life has been busy as usual and I am very much looking forward to a well earned break over the Easter holidays. But after consulting my holiday to-do list it looks like things will still be full steam ahead! ♥ Macaron and Cupcake Decorating masterclass My girlfriends had bought me this for my birthday and [...]

Easter time = Chocolate Lovers Heaven

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I love that Easter gives me an excuse to indulge (even more) in chocolate and I can somehow justify it. The past few weeks have seen a steady stream of dark chocolate eggs, choc chip hot cross buns and Lindt bunnies flow through our house. I’m currently deciding what to bake for the Easter long [...]