September In Review

“September has been an incredibly busy and challenging month. For a variety of reasons the real world has caught up with my ability to create and it’s left me feeling exhausted. I’ll fully accept everyone has challenging commitments and moments in time, this period has been unusually busy over the last few months and I am glad to say it is starting to return to normal.” Continue reading September In Review

Brighton Vacation – Food and Things to do on a Rainy Day

“Brighton, one of the best coastal cities in the UK famed for its beaches, promenades and lifestyles was a fascinating place to spend a couple of days away from London. We’d visited this bright and colourful city on a number of occasions before but this was the first time we had decided to spend a couple of days without the need to get back to the Capital as the sun went down. In the absence of any international travel in the near future, this was as close to a beach holiday we’ve experienced in the last year and certainly we were blessed with a break in the weather that made for an enjoyable experience. Enjoying the simple pleasures of a traditional British seaside vacation, fish and chips on the beach, spending a pocketful of change at the arcade.” Continue reading Brighton Vacation – Food and Things to do on a Rainy Day

Lola’s Cupcakes: Chocolate Fudge Gluten Free Cupcake – Bite Sized Food Review

“Since 2006 Lola’s Cupcakes have been offering a variety of cakes and cupcakes expanding their business out of the Capital to further afield. With a recognisable demand by those who suffer from some form of gluten intolerance this now includes a small range of gluten free alternatives that have a similar taste and texture to their traditional offerings. There is still a vast limitation and restriction between the two alternative available however critically, it is an attempt to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment in this area that doesn’t exclude those who have historically enjoyed these baked goods.” Continue reading Lola’s Cupcakes: Chocolate Fudge Gluten Free Cupcake – Bite Sized Food Review

Citrus Gins Explorers Collection: A Virtual Cocktail Experience – Bite Sized Food Review

After our first, Gin Tasting event with the Craft Gin Club’s Virtual Classical tasting experience there were high expectations whether this would live up to some of the delicious drinks we discovered on the night. On this occasion it was designed around a collection of citrus based gins, instead of a traditional Gin and Tonic that elevates the natural flavours of the ingredients used in the distillation process of the alcohol, an assortment of themed cocktails using the Gin as the base ingredient and adding an assortment of syrups to create alternative blends of traditional drinks. It had the potential to mask the subtle notes and tones of the natural ingredients in the gin blends in contrast to the sweeter flavours of the cocktails, but with four distinct gins to try, there were high hopes we would find a new favourite to enjoy and learn about. Continue reading Citrus Gins Explorers Collection: A Virtual Cocktail Experience – Bite Sized Food Review

A Cup of Tea with Mr C: A Week in Review #34

t was a bittersweet end to the week as I said goodbye to my team at Bracknell and Wokingham to undertake a new position in Central London. I was unsure and hesitant when I was told my outcome three months ago to leave my existing pool of branches and move out to work in the Reading area. But for the most part it has been a pleasant and enjoyable experience, a great team to manage that I will miss and did leave me feeling a little uncertain as to whether to push for something closer to home and more in line with where I want to end up working. Continue reading A Cup of Tea with Mr C: A Week in Review #34

A Cup of Tea with Mr C: A Week in Review #33

“What an abundance of riches this past week to talk about. I was able to get back out into London which I’ll talk about in a little detail but first that opening photo, one of those moments of feeling at one with nature. Just a curious bird when I stopped to catch my breath in Camden on Saturday that decided I didn’t pose a threat and was a little curious what I was doing. In truth, I had stopped to look at image quality on a series of shots I had taken but it caught my eye so I decided to slowly change lenses and try to get a picture of my new avian friend. I won’t be winning any prizes at the wildlife photographer of the year awards but it was fun to try out this form of photography if only for a moment. But back to the challenges of life and its been a relatively sedate past week, preparing for my final five days working in Bracknell and Wokingham. It’s been a short tenure but I’ll shortly be moving once more into the bright lights of the Capital and joining the daily commute as I start in a new location in Central London. It’s been nice to say goodbye having built a positive impression in such a short space of time. When I was first informed about moving out of London I did feel a little disheartened but I’ve tried to adopt a more holistic outlook in life and accept and make the most of these decisions outside my control. There was the natural temptation to kick and scream but ultimately, I feel it’s worked out for the best and I’m looking forward to my new challenge next week. ” Continue reading A Cup of Tea with Mr C: A Week in Review #33