Christmas Gift Guide – Food & Drink

Welcome to my fifth and final gift guide and I think I might have saved the best until last!

I’ve already shared my gift guides for people who love hosting parties, for those looking to make some eco-friendly changes in their lives, for those who love to cook or experiment in the kitchen and for those who love to travel. So if you haven’t seen those, and think they might be perfect for someone you know, then click on the links to take a look!

As I said in my last guide, for me, Christmas is not about the gifts. However, sometimes you do want to get somebody a special something, or perhaps you need to (like for Secret Santa or a December birthday), so I thought I would put together some little lists for inspiration. I find other people’s lists and recommendations so useful and even if I don’t purchase anything from them, they often give me an idea for something I hadn’t thought of before. Continue reading

10 Festive Things to Do in London

I love spending time in London during the festive period.

The city goes all out for Christmas and we’ve been visiting every year since we were kids. We’ve had so many fun memories over the years, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourite things to do. It’s likely that most of these are things you can do in every city in England, but London just has the biggest variety! Continue reading

Mint Chocolate Biscuit Bites

Mint and dark chocolate has to be one of my favourite flavour combinations.

Plus, peppermint and chocolate is everyone’s Christmas favourite, right?!

I love to buy chocolate mint creams all year round, but I feel like in December I just doubly love to have them in the house. They make me feel all festive. This recipe came about because I wanted to make my own mint creams, but then I got cravings for tiffin and rocky road, which are pretty biscuit-y, so I thought why not combine them (but in a much simpler way)? Continue reading

Christmas Gift Guide – Travel

Welcome to gift guide number four!

I’ve already shared my gift guide for people who love hosting parties, for those looking to make some eco-friendly changes in their lives, and also for those who love to cook or experiment in the kitchen. So if you haven’t seen those, and think they might be perfect for someone you know, then click on the links to take a look!

As I said in my last guide, for me, Christmas is not about the gifts. However, sometimes you do want to get somebody a special something, or perhaps you need to (like for Secret Santa or a December birthday), so I thought I would put together some little lists for inspiration. I find other people’s lists and recommendations so useful and even if I don’t purchase anything from them, they often give me an idea for something I hadn’t thought of before. Continue reading

December Goals

Yes! December is finally here!

It’s not like I haven’t been thinking about and planning for Christmas for a while already, but I guess now it’s socially acceptable. Christmas season is my absolute favourite time of the year, with all of the fun activities, seasonal food, festive films and music, and time with the family. However, this year will be a little different as I’m not going to be celebrating it at home. This year it’s Christmas in Peru, so I’ll be needing to bring some of my English traditions here. I mean, I can’t possibly have Christmas without mince pies and roast potatoes!

So, what are my hopes and plans for this December…. Continue reading

Christmas Gift Guide – The Home Chef

Welcome to gift guide number three!

I’ve already shared my gift guide for people who love hosting parties and for those looking to make some eco-friendly changes in their lives, and we’re continuing on with another today.

As I said in my last guide, for me, Christmas is not about the gifts. However, sometimes you do want to get somebody a special something, or perhaps you need to (like for Secret Santa or a December birthday), so I thought I would put together some little lists for inspiration. I find other people’s lists and recommendations so useful and even if I don’t purchase anything from them, they often give me an idea for something I hadn’t thought of before. Continue reading

Christmas Gift Guide – Eco-Friendly

Welcome to gift guide number two!

I’ve already shared my gift guide for people who love hosting parties, which you can find here, and we’re continuing on with another today.

As I said in my last guide, for me, Christmas is not about the gifts. However, sometimes you do want to get somebody a special something, or perhaps you need to (like for Secret Santa or a December birthday), so I thought I would put together some little lists for inspiration. I find other people’s lists and recommendations so useful and even if I don’t purchase anything from them, they often give me an idea for something I hadn’t thought of before. Continue reading

Christmas Gift Guide – The Host

Gifting season will soon be upon us so I thought I would try my hand at ‘gift guiding’! For me, Christmas is not about the gifts and I honestly love baking gifts for people instead. However, sometimes you do want to get somebody a special something, or perhaps you need to (like for Secret Santa or a December birthday), so I thought I would put together some little lists for inspiration.

I find other people’s lists and recommendations so useful (I’ve already bought two gifts I found on one..) and even if I don’t purchase anything from them, they often give me an idea for something I hadn’t thought of before (or to search for a different style or more affordable option). I will be sharing five guides in total for food and travel and they will be a mix of things that I love and recommend, things I’ve purchased for others (I obviously can’t say what), or things that are actually on my wish list! Continue reading

The Amsterdam Edit – Part 1

Amsterdam is probably one of my favourite cities in the world. I love the way of life there, full of food, canals and bikes. There’s a ton of apple pie, pancakes, croquettes and dutch genever. It’s wonderful.

We’ve visited a couple of times recently and because of all the great places we found I wanted to collate some that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. So, there’ll be a mix of food spots, museums, galleries, stores and public spaces that we would absolutely recommend to everyone. I say a mix, but honestly, it’s mainly food. I can’t help myself.

I’ve only ever visited during spring/summer, but I think Amsterdam would be a great place to take a city break over the Christmas period. However, it’s not a ‘one-season-only’ city, so whenever you visit will be just as lively and charismatic.

I’m splitting my edit over two parts as I cannot possibly fit everything into one post. It would literally just be endless and you might lose your favourite place amongst all the others.

I hope you enjoy a wander through this gorgeous Dutch city and find some places that inspire you to visit or help you to plan an upcoming trip…. Continue reading