Tag Archives: Food

The bread, my sweet

Being an obsessive baker has its drawbacks. Namely: 1. Everyone expects a super-duper birthday cake on their birthday; 2. No-one makes you a birthday cake; 3. You get easily bored of baking the same things even though everyone likes them; … Continue reading

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The laziest gal in town

…”it’s simply because I’m the laziest galĀ in town.” Nina had it right. I just can’t be bothered cooking. I’m enjoying being out on the town and more importantly, the company that goes with it. I’ve had perfect pizza with Don … Continue reading

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London fog

Famale went to London. She ate and ate, and has now digested. I have visited London as an adult every year for a decade, and first explored the big city when I was 13. For those who do not know … Continue reading

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Big love

Mamma Famale and I almost came to baking blows last night over the taking of the cakes out of their little rectangular tins. She said I should have used greaseproof paper, I said she should have bought some. I had … Continue reading

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Go your own way

Sometimes even Famale can’t be bothered baking. A hangover, work and romantic re-thinking (not in that order) has led to what Rihanna calls ‘exhaustion’. She can sit and tweet a picture of a drip hanging out of her veins but … Continue reading

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I wanna be with you everywhere

If Famale were in a band, it would have been Fleetwood Mac. Spending the morning watching a documentary about the explosive group and eating Oreos and pears is my idea of bliss. To shun a corporate life of small hot … Continue reading

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Breaking point

The very small office is far too hot for tea. Which poses the question – what does one drink at work all day? Water comes in plastic cups which is entirely uncivilised. Too many Diet Cokes make me jumpy. More … Continue reading

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Sunshine on Leith

In the words of Laurie from Little Women, my recipes are “mediocre copies of another man’s genius.” The only man I take baking advice from is James Martin. Sure, he can’t read an autocue, but boy can he bake. And … Continue reading

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Pig tales

Famale is good in emergency situations. None more so than answering the call for some last-minute birthday cakes. I say cake plural because the birthday girl is a big fan of cupcakes. So Famale Sister Junior and I did a … Continue reading

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Fat free

Famale is now gainfully employed. For a very short time only, I work in a very warm little office and I am glad. It’s true, I’m a drifter. However, my biggest decisions to flee have also been my worst. And … Continue reading

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