Another sunny weekend, all chicks welcomed

OK we will get the family pics over quickly and move onto the food. In the spa we have my grandchildren, Noah, 2, and Danny, 8. The pretty little girl in the white dress is Noah and Danny s aunty. I am not sure what I am to her in that she is the daughter […]

Vineyard – best thing ever – tomato essence

This was such an amazing dish from the Vineyard. It is pure fresh zingy tomato that wows your taste buds and your brain. When the delightful Saffron, an incredible member of staff, suggested the tomato essence I knew better than to argue. What was produced was a plain white bowl with a tablespoon of tapioca, […]

Oh yes Summer is here and the garden beckons

Despite not having a pizza oven or Green Egg (like L’Ortolan) I still love to eat in the garden whenever I can. Last week we celebrated Jordan‘s birthday for what seemed the 8th time, she is very similar to my daughter Rachel! She had some friends and her dad over and we had various friends […]

Caroline, you have excelled yourself  This is what fruit is for. Caroline is a very talented blogger and this is a must try!


My worst nightmare has come true (besides losing any more teeth due to malnutrition, this is true by the way and I am looking for a kind tooth fairy!!!) . I have been invited to what sounds like the most gorgeous and wonderful event in the world, a demonstration then eating of fruits de mer […]

Halfway Inn, near Hungerford and Newbury, indeed Halfway!

This is a stunning pub inside, something you wouldnt guess as you drive into the car park as there is a lot of building work going on putting down decking to go with the marquee. James, the chef/owner is putting in a lot of outdoor equipment which will make outdoors eating fantastic. In fact as […]

Definitely the best meeting venue I have ever been to – Vineyard Stockcross

Today was a beautiful sunny day and I sat in the stunning grounds of the Vineyard Hotel in Stockcross with two lovely ladies. We were there to discuss holding a joint gala event to be held in Autumn 2014 to raise funds for two fantastic organisations, The Pelican Cancer Trust and West Berkshire Mencap. This […]

The Black Boy, Shinfield

Yesterday was a good day up to a point. At the weekend I went to Gerald Vernon Jacksons partnership ceremony which was fantastic in all ways. The day went beautifully, happiness flooded the gorgeous surroundings and strangers became friends. I wasn’t drinking (yes, yes I know) even though the champagne and canapés were flowing. Speeches […]