Olympic Torch Relay

Well, the Olympic Torch Relay set off today from Lands End, Cornwall. Now for some shameless self promotion – I am carrying it in Barking & Dagenham in July. I’m a bit nervous. It’s only a 300m stretch and obviously, I’ve run a marathon and so lots of people have seen me running before. But this is with the torch and I’m scared I’ll drop it in the Thames in front of lots of people. Now that would be embarrassing.

Afternoon Tea

On Friday, I planned to go for a run. Then I planned to go for afternoon tea with Jog Blog. The run didn’t happen. Afternoon tea did. So did beer. Yum. Anyway, I’d never been for afternoon tea before and so this was a new experience and I was probably a bit over-excited about it. Jog Blog found a deal on Living Social and said “oh look, what a wonderfully generous offer, shall we quench our thirst over tea and cakes with a delightful glass of champagne?” and I said in plummy terms “why yes… View Post

A Marathon Decision

Most of my readers will know that last year, I completed the Brighton Marathon. Despite the 26 degree heat, despite the sunburn, despite getting suncream, energy drinks and Vaseline in my hair, I enjoyed every single minute of it, despite arriving home slightly outside target. In April, I dragged myself out in a slightly hungover state to cheer my friend Dan around the London Marathon. And I got marathon envy. Real marathon envy. I wanted to jump over and join in and I wanted a medal. I am also someone who needs to have a… View Post

Cheese and garlic bread recipe

Although I love to cook and bake, until very recently, I had never made bread. I created this yummy delight the other day to accompany pasta. It was surprisingly easy to do so and was still delicious a couple of days after making it. I used this recipe on the BBC Good Food website as inspiration and changed the recipe to suit my store cupboard ingredients and quantity of people. I estimate that this would serve 4-6 people as a side dish.   Ingredients 300g strong white bread flour Half a 7g sachet fast-action yeast… View Post

I’m back

It’s been a long time since I have blogged and if any of my loyal readers remain, they will notice that the blog has a new look. Don’t worry, I am intending to spruce it up a bit and make it look a little less “thrown together.” Since Janathon and my dismal failure to complete it, a lot has been happening in my life. My contract at my part time job finally came to an end after several renewals and left me jobless at the end of January. This was a good incentive to try… View Post