London Town




As much as you can

As far as you can

As long as you can

Life’s not meant to lived in one place.


I LOVE this quote and Ottolenghi the restaurant in London where this food pic came from.

I stop by London all the time, well,  whenever I get the chance and I normally always make some time to swing by and just be inspired and sit amongst the other diners at the Notting hill table… theres something about being amongst other travellers or maybe just some business people out to lunch that just provoke thought about all sorts of topics.


On my recent visit to Ottolenghi while enjoying a delicious cheesecake with a flat white an elderly gentle man came in, he looked a bit flushed and lost,  he was in a suit and carrying a handful of letters and newspapers.

He asked the lady behind the counter if he could speak to her as she seemed to have a warmth about her he claimed, he explained that he had dementia and was meant to be meeting some friends for lunch but couldn’t see them, he showed her the envelopes explaining that he lived around the corner and would be back soon, if she saw this man and his son to tell them he would be right back………….. I never saw this man with the son or the man in the suit come back in again in the time I was sitting there, maybe it was just the way he was thinking that day. I hope one of them at least enjoyed some coffee and cake as I feel they are missing out other wise!


So if your ever in London Town and have yourself some extra time, get to Ottolenghi and enjoy some of the deliciousness they have on offer and see what tales you pick up while sat amongst the daily newspapers and other punters.


Enjoy. Cupcake. x




Twist on the traditional Pavlova

This year instead of the usual one big ol pavlova I went with the individual ones…they turned out rather large so it was kinda a sharing kinda thing unless you felt like all that sugar! Safe to say they were delicious and all demolished before too long!

This recipe I found via Instagram Georgia Barnes from Masterchef Australia.



Georgias were more Mojitos Meringues than the mini pavlova that I created, but hey same same but slightly different!!


If you go to you’ll find the recipe under the “sweet things”

once again my technical capabilities leave me unable to work out the linking bit but maybe thats something  I should plan for the new year to work on…I’ll add it to the list!

Have a fab day whatever it is your doing.

Cupcake. x



Zucchini Chocolate Cake.

Well given its been the longest time since I posted here I’ve got quite a bit of work to do to catch up….where did 2018 go? it seems to have just flown by, loads of new ideas recipes and just random info on my travels that I have to update you all on!

So make sure you’ve got a cuppa tea close by and I’ll try get these posts happening more regularly before I take off on the next adventure and forget all about this once again!

most of the recipes I post I’ve found and I’m just sharing they are not my own and I’ve not been that clever to write them!

I’m currently in the sunny beautiful Coromandel in New Zealand enjoying the summer buzz with my family, there are also lots of zucchinis growing in the garden hence the recipes will be zucchini based!

Today were having a moist delicious Zucchini chocolate cake that I found on Pinterest…I’ll try in my technically challenged state to link it to this post…

if you go to and search for Chocolate lovers zucchini cake you’ll find the recipe that I’m talking about here…the challenge of linking the recipe was all too much after all the sugar I have consumed in the last few days!