Sunday, 13 December 2015

Swedish Cinnamon Buns: Kanelbullar

I don't do an awful lot of baking because I lack the plethora of correctly sized tins that seem to be required, and I guess surprisingly for a scientist, I'm not a fan of follow really detailed, precise instructions outside of the lab. However I do enjoy working with yeast as there is something quite magical about dough rising (plus I work with yeast in the lab so I think of myself as somewhat of an expert on their preferred growing conditions). So at least once a year I set aside an afternoon to make my favourite, easy, baked treat: cinnamon buns - or kanelbullar as they're know in Sweden.

Easy swedish cinnamon buns kanelbullar

Saturday, 7 November 2015

New Covent Garden Flower Market

I was recently Maid of Honour at my best friend's wedding and with this prestigious role comes great responsibility. I was determined from the outset to fulfill all of my bridesmaid duties, whatever they may include, so of course I said yes to getting up at 4am to go to New Covent Garden Flower Market.

New Covent Garden Flower Market, Bloomfield Wholesale Florsit

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Succulent Successes (and Failures)


Our new flat has a small strip of communal garden outside, and after an initial burst of enthusiasm, we dug all of the weeds out of the border that we could see from our window and scattered some wildflower seeds.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Why I'll miss my crap flat

Back when we were 22 years old, our dream was simple: we wanted to live together and be financially independent. Thanks to the fact that our landlord lives in Bermuda and is therefore pretty out of touch with rental prices, we were able to live our modest dream in what I suspect is The Cheapest Flat in London.

There is no doubt about it: our current flat is crap.


Saturday, 7 March 2015

My Top 5 Hikes in Slovenia

I've mentioned before my love for Slovenia which all began about 5 years ago when, freshly graduated and poor, my boyfriend and I wanted to go to Lausanne in Switzerland. Having very little money saved from our minimum wage jobs we googled something along the lines of "cheap Switzerland" and like internet-based pioneers we "discovered" Slovenia and booked ourselves a week in Bled for something like £100 each including flights. We had such a great time that we came back to Slovenia each summer for the next 3 years and as such we've done a hell of a lot of hiking over those holidays.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Slogan T-shirts Can Naff Off

I've decided this blog is getting a bit too twee. Time for some vitriol - this is the internet after all....