Friday, 13 September 2013

Something for the Weekend: the Seething Trycyclingathon

Located in the heart of Surbiton is a creative, community minded group of people called the Friends of Seething Wells who put on the most fantastic range of events throughout the year for local people to participate in.

Their aim is simple - to bring the community together and have fun.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Something for the weekend: National Paralympic Day 2013

For me, one of the real legacies of the London Olympics is the change in attitudes towards disabled people which came about as a result of the Paralympic Games (and frankly some fantastic coverage by Channel 4).

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Mauritian-Style Chicken Thighs for an alternative Sunday Supper

Something rather shocking happened to me the other week. I was in the meat aisle in Waitrose and... they had run out of whole chickens.  I know, right?!

In reality, this should have been a sign that my plans to pinch a recipe from the August edition of Waitrose Magazine would not go according to plan.  I was visiting my parents and had volunteered to cook Sunday Lunch.  As I do not cook for my family very often, this (in my head at least) added an additional level of pressure as, I like to be good at things. Ok, I like to be the best.  And I view each time I cook as an opportunity to remind people that this is something I am good at (I am working on being the best).

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

#Challenge2013 - August

My foodie highlights in August this year mainly came in the form of food festivals. I have blogged about the Chilli Fiesta at West Dean College in my 'Something for the Weekend' series but my excitement about the Kingston Food Festival has, until now, been reserved for Twitter.

Falafel and Healthy Cakes at Kingston Food Festival 

Monday, 2 September 2013

Healthy lifestyle, healthy....

.... skin, actually!

Ok so this is a mildly self indulgent post (unlike all other blogging of course!!), one which was spurred by a fairly common compliment I am given.