Fox’s goodies for review

Many thanks to Fox’s rep at Cow PR for the opportunity to review Fox’s new “Rocky Rocks” and “Mini Melts” products. I’ve decided to crowdsource some feedback for a full review by sharing them with my colleagues. So far, my favourite comment is: “Cow PR?! OH MY GOD that’s the best name EVER!”  

First harvest

I never thought I’d be remotely interested in gardening. Then again, as an adult, I’d never had a garden until I moved in with Phil last November. Neither of us has the faintest clue what we’re doing, to be honest, but we’re actually having fun trying. This is the garden when Phil first moved in, […]

Janathon, days 25-28 – under the weather

Is there a Janathon lurgy doing the rounds? If so, I’ve succumbed to it too. Felt peaky on Wednesday, slightly worse on Thursday and awful on Friday morning. Decided to work from home yesterday to avoid the cold air and more germs, and didn’t leave the house all day. So, 28 January was the first […]

Janathon, day 16 – fuelled by paella

Day 16 in the Janathon house…over half-way then Janathoners. After a really rather tasty paella-cum-risotto (didn’t have any paella rice) complete with the biggest tiger prawns you’ve ever seen in your life from Costco, I slept like a log. Turned out, the paella (followed by bagels for breakfast) was ample fuel for a reasonably hard […]

Janathon, day 9

There was some energetic playtime involving cast members from Toy Story 3 and Cars with a six- and two-year-old on Sunday afternoon, but unfortunately it didn’t really make up for eating our bodyweight in beef during the course of Saturday evening (steak and chips) and Sunday lunch (roast beef and all the trimmings). So, having […]

Janathon, day 7 – weariness and wine

Didn’t get around to blogging yesterday evening; I was drinking wine and eating curry. Was also feeling quite weary – mentally after all of four days of work; and physically after the onslaught of exercise that my poor body is not really used to. Nevertheless, I had extended my very wet walking commute with another […]

Recipe: pasta con sarde for runners

I don’t very often accept guest posts, but Phil offered to write one following the culinary masterpiece he served up last night. (I wonder if this was just to impress me on day 3 of living in his house; we went to the chippy on day 1, and were at his brother’s on day 2). […]

Quote of the day

Me: “What’s your favourite food?” Ellie, my friend’s three-and-a-half-year-old, without a moment’s hesitation: “Smoked salmon and chocolate Auntie Jo.” Priceless.

Holiday highlights from Sicily

It already feels like a long time ago that Phil and I came back from a wonderful two weeks in Sicily. I’d never been to the island before, but was assured by everyone that had that I would enjoy it immensely. Largely because of the food. And they weren’t wrong. We spent the first week […]

Recipe: plum crumble

I would blog about doing some exercise, but I haven’t done any this week following an upset tummy on Tuesday. I’m fine now, so I’ll blog about food. I’ve eaten a lot this weekend. After a trip to Phil’s parents’ yesterday, we came back with what seemed like a car-load of plums from their garden. […]