Raspberry Almond Cake with Coconut Cream

This weekend was my Mummy’s Birthday and I wanted to make something special for her!  She, like me, follows the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.  This means no grains, gluten or refined sugar amongst other things, so a traditional cake was definitely out of the question.  Last year I made her my Carrot Cake & Date Muffins…

Balthazar Restaurant, Covent Garden, London

Having been treated to my birthday dinner out at Beach Blanket Babylon earlier this year, it was time to treat the other birthday princesses (Wioletta & Fiona) to a night out to celebrate their birthdays.  Knowing that neither of them had been to Balthazar in Covent Garden, I thought it would be a really fun place…

A Beach Blanket Babylon Birthday, Notting Hill

Birthday Month Continues!!!  And tonight I was getting treated to a birthday dinner out by my friends Wioletta, Fiona and Robin.  The destination had been kept from me for weeks but I’d finally been let in on the secret – we were going to Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill.  Wioletta had been there once before…

Kerry’s Bday BBQ

This weekend saw Kerry’s Birthday BBQ, so Dan and I headed back to Essex to share in the celebrations.  The weather wasn’t amazing but the rain held off so we were all outside in the garden.  It was lovely to see Tom and Kerry’s new house (they only moved in 6 weeks ago) and although…

Cork & Bottle/Archer St

Celebrations continuing for my ‘Birthday Month’ I’d planned an evening out in London with my friends for tonight.  Dinner at the Cork & Bottle in Leicester Square and then drinks and dancing in Archer St later.  I’ve had many a great night at both of those places and knew that everyone else would enjoy them…

Puglia (Day 4 – MY BIRTHDAY!!!)

Catch up on… Puglia Night 1, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 3 Now anyone that knows me will know that I’m a bit of a birthday princess!  I’ve even been accused of stretching my birthday out to a birthday month, encompassing the whole of June, but I honestly believe that everyone’s birthday should be the most…

Puglia (Day 3)

Catch up on… Puglia First Night, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 4 Another stunningly beautiful day to wake up to this morning… …so we decided to make the most of the sunshine and drive to a nearby beach as we knew that this afternoon we had to head back to the hotel to shower the…

Puglia (Day 2)

Catch up on  Puglia First Night, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 3, Puglia Day 4 This morning we woke up early again and it was slightly overcast 🙁 so we decided to take a trip down the coast to see if we could chase the sun.  Having researched the prettiest beaches in the area, the one that was…

Puglia (Day 1)

Catch up on Puglia the First Night, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 3, Puglia Day 4 Bouncing out of bed, I ran to the balcony, knowing the view was going to be spectacular and I wasn’t disappointed.  Cloudless blue sky and crystal clear waters sparkling in the sunshine, it really was the most amazing way…

Puglia (The First Night)

(Disclaimer – This trip was my birthday present from Dan so he takes all the credit for the majority of the organisation and everything we did on my birthday…) Read more:  Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 3, Puglia Day 4 Arriving fairly late at Bari airport, we were keen to get on…

Madrid (Day 3)

Catch up on Madrid Day 1, Madrid Day 2 This morning was our last in Madrid, and we decided to do what most Madrilenos do on a Sunday morning which is head to the El Rastro, flea market to wander around the stalls in the sunshine.  I didn’t realise it would be so huge; there must’ve been…

Madrid (Day 2)

Catch up on Madrid Day 1, Madrid Day 3 Apologies for the extremely long post yesterday, but we did so much and I didn’t want to leave anything out.  Hopefully today’s will be a bit more concise!… Another absolutely gorgeous day and this morning the plan was to head to the Mercado San Anton, another market like the Mercado…