The trial and error of friendship

Friends. They’re funny aren’t they. You’re encouraged from an early age to make them. In the playground they change as often as your hair bobbles and, if you have an argument, it was quite common to hear ‘I’m not your friend any more’ as a kind of punishment. As you grow older, your friends change. … [Read more…]

My Eton Mess(y) Swiss Roll

I acknowledge myself that a lot of the things I do are met with much enthusiasm yet little success. It never puts me off, I always have a go. This can certainly be said from my latest Great British Bake-off inspired bake. Messy it certainly was. I used a Mary Berry recipe for the sponge … [Read more…]

Annie’s Manchester, Afternoon Tea and so much more

I work in Manchester and often cut down Old Bank Street to get to Market Street, where most of the shops are but I had never set foot in Annie’s. Annie’s is a delightful hidden gem in the heart of the city, just off the historic St Anne’s Square and located in the Royal Exchange … [Read more…]