Looking back at some old posts I realised now the kids are bigger I''m sharing less and less about our day to day lives, which is a shame as I originally started this blog to document my pregnancy and our lives beyond. To remedy this I have decided to resurrect an old post style where I share the highlights from my phone camera roll from the past month.
April was a busy month as we made our first trip abroad since Covid, hopping across to France on Le Shuttle and spending a week with Husband's family chilling and visiting some of our favourite places including Dennlys Parc - which is a french version of Chessington but without the massive queues! Even though it was French school holidays the longest we queued for any ride was about 3 minutes.
We also made the most of some windy weather to get the kite out, saw most of our family over the Easter weekend (and ate lots of cheesecake and chocolate) and Mum and I saw my teen idol Marti Pellow in concert in Guildford. The last few days of April saw us clearing out the office to start our latest renovation project which is quite exciting (but the house is now a bomb site!).
Not many photos of me as I'm dealing with a freak rosacea flare up which I've never experienced before - now you are all caught up!
I had grand plans to bake this amazing vegan, dairy free chocolate sponge cake recipe over the long Easter bank holiday weekend, only to have my intentions scuppered by illness! Disaster! But the recipe from this rich moist chocolate sponge, topped with creamy caramel sauce and crunchy salty popcorn from Kindling Restaurant in Brighton is far too good not to share with you all. My top tip is to serve with Swedish Glace vanilla soy based ice cream which is my absolute favourite non-dairy ice cream. You can even make the dessert gluten free too!
We are super lucky that Kindling Restaurant is just half an hourfrom us down the M23 in Brighton (one of our favourite places to visit), and if haven't visited you really should as Kindling is about more than just the delicious food created by Chef Holly Taylor, it is a community sharing and celebrating local produce.
Based on the fact that you clicked on this article, I am going to assume that you are going to Crete this summer holiday. If I’m correct, congrats! Crete is a beautiful place, and there is no better time to explore it than in the summertime; the sun is always shining, the seas are calm and the whole island is full of travellers, who are equally excited to experience the Greek summer.
Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.