Have baby, will travel: 1 year on

29th October, 2013 Globetrotting tot turned 1 this week. Where did that year go? The stats of his life so far shape up like this: 5 months in Taiwan 5 months in the UK (England and Wales – roughly half and half) 2 months in New Zealand I’m very proud of my little world traveller.…

Hiking Lullabies

22nd October, 2013 Like most new mums I’ve spent a fair few hours rocking back and forth with a small person who refuses to sleep. It doesn’t happen so much now, fair enough, but I’ve done my time. I wouldn’t be at all surprised if women with children have, on average, slightly longer arms than…

Beer and Waterfalls

The key ingredients for a lovely day we spent a couple of weeks ago October 19th, 2013 New Zealand is famous for its wine: the NZ sauvignon blancs made ordering a ‘savvy b’ the IN thing to do for a time back home (dahling), the pinot noirs are just divine and the chardonnay doesn’t taste…

Blenders, baking and bleeding

I’m back in the kitchen and I’m not happy… 12th October, 2013 Cooks of the world, go to your kitchens right now! Are you there? Right, now give your blenders/mixers/food processors – whatever whizzy devices you have – a loving little kiss. Go on. Do it. (Avoiding the sharp bits). There. Finally the appreciation they…