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Planning a feminist, bilingual wedding on a budget

Planning a feminist, bilingual wedding on a budget

My talisman of happiness is about what makes me happy and while most times it relates to food, 2018 was a special year for many things, not least our wedding – indeed one of the best and happiest days of my life so far. The […]

Where to eat in Cambridge, UK

Where to eat in Cambridge, UK

“If we help an educated man’s daughter to go to Cambridge are we not forcing her to think not about education but about war? — not how she can learn, but how she can fight in order that she might win the same advantages as […]

Santa Lucia biscuits

Santa Lucia biscuits

On the 13th December, Scandinavian countries and Italy celebrate Santa Lucia (Saint Lucy), a Christian martyr, who would bring food to people hiding in the catacombs wearing a candle-lit wreath on her head to guide her. Girls in Sweden and Finland celebrate this day baking biscuits, and […]

#sugarban: how we survived a month without sugar

#sugarban: how we survived a month without sugar

Have you ever considered yourself addicted to sugar? For years now I’ve been telling Danny he’s probably diabetic and he should see a doctor about it. He often complains his vision is blurry, he’s always hungry, and he drinks a lot… all symptoms that belong […]

The Petersfield, the not-so-new kid on the block

The Petersfield, the not-so-new kid on the block

Since moving to the UK three and a half years ago, I’ve come to love pubs as an establishment and Cambridge has a great selection of them. However, we didn’t have many nice ones near home, ones that could be our locals. The Petersfield is a pub […]

Laverstoke Mill tour to taste Bombay Sapphire Gin

Laverstoke Mill tour to taste Bombay Sapphire Gin

Danny is a stereotypical Wessex boy, and as such, he *loves* gin. When the Laverstoke Mill opened just a 15min drive away from his parents’ house back in October 2014, he was super excited. But he was spending 3 months in Atlanta (USA)  at the […]

Spritz Aperol: an all-year alternative to Pimms

Spritz Aperol: an all-year alternative to Pimms

Spritz Aperol has become a trendy aperitif outside Italy, with its bittersweet refreshing taste that encapsulates a summer sunset in a glass. But it didn’t used to be so fancy. The drink was originally created by the Austrians, who would water down the local wines […]