A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of hanging out with my two favourite small people. I love looking after them we have a great time, usually involving baking, drawing, rummaging in charity shops for treasures and sometimes a little adventure or two. […]
I wonder, when someone mentions India to you what is the first thing that pops into your head? My guess is that colour would be one of the words that comes to mind. India is all about the colour on so many levels.
I have just had the pleasure of spending a delightful (if a bit hot and sweaty!) two weeks travelling around the south of this beautiful country. I have been to India before but only ever explored the north with a quick visit to Goa. This time I was really interested to see the differences/similarities to the northern parts I have experienced previously. I already love the country and the people having grown up in the midst of an Indian and Pakistani community, eaten the food, worn the clothes and soaked in every inch of the culture I could. I almost feel half asian even though I am born and bread British. I think that says something good about the great bits of my home country that for me asian culture has always been so normal and part of life.
So over the next few weeks I want to take you with me on a voyage of discovery and share the things I have seen and places I have visited and some of the food I have eaten. Hopefully I will also develop some new recipes inspired by this trip which I would love for you to try. And for my friends and loved ones expect quite a lot of spicy food for the near future.
So for now I will leave you with a riot of colour from this amazing place, enjoy.
Well hello to you all for the first time in almost ten months. My apologies for going quiet but life events kind of took over and I have struggled to keep my head above water. I needed some time to rest, heal and rediscover what life is all about for me. I am still in the midst of that process but felt it was time to re-ignite my passion for this blog and I wanted to start sharing stories again. So those of you out there who read this thank you for your patience and sticking around I appreciate it!
One of the things that has kept me going is drawing and hiding away in my studio making things. The act of making really helps the mind to switch off and go to a happy place and rest it for a while. So towards the end of last year I decided to set myself the task of making a little book with one good memory for each month on one side and my favourite food experience that month on the other. It did me good to remember the good things for a bit rather than focus on the sad things.
I am so glad I took lots of photographs of it because I then decided to post it as a gift to a friend and it never arrived! So it is out there somewhere in the big wide world all on its own. To be honest it really sums up 2018 to a tee. Anyway I hope you enjoy the images and I wish you every happiness for the year ahead and look forward to sharing more stories with you very soon.