How to waste time effectively

36 DAYS OF TYPE An Instagram challenge — I’m not as social (on social media) as I’d like to be because, generally speaking, I’m…


Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes

A WARMING LATE WINTER STEW This is pretty much Beef Bourguignon and it’s of course a classic, a bloody tasty — not for vegetarians — one pot…


The Underrated Art of Procrastination — Part Unfinished

PART UNFINISHED An exciting conclusion coming soon! Well what did you expect? The truth is I wrote the conclusion to this little series of posts…


The Underrated Art of Procrastination

PART YELLOW Make yourself comfortable. Another coffee, glass of red? Have you eaten? Kinda hungry? What’s for dinner tonight? Lunchtime. Bugger —…


The Underrated Art of Procrastination

PART ONE — GREEN Before we start… If you have just stumbled into my little adventure in avoiding the seriousness of the enormitiy of…


The Underrated Art of Procrastination — A Designer's Guide

AN INTRODUCTION It seems procrastination has become something of a dirty word. I agree, it’s not the prettiest word to look at and it certainly…


Chocolate Chip Cookies

OUR GO TO COOKIE 😉 I have been baking these cookies for years. In that time I’ve slightly adapted Tana Ramsay’s super easy and super delicious…


Moroccan Chicken Thighs

MOROCCAN CHICKEN THIGHS A winning winner chicken dinner… A simple one pot recipe that never fails to bring a smile to your face. Unless you…


The Rensark 3000 User Guide

WHAT IS THE RENSARK 3000? Explore the unique features of the RENSARK 3000 from Rensark Industries via this handy user guide. Rensark Industries…


QAGOMA

BRISBANE CALLING Every once in a while you experience something that inspires, invigorates and stirs the creative juices within. A trip to Brisbane…


National Arboretum

FOREST OF DREAMS What first strikes you about the National Arboretum is its distinct lack of trees. But don’t let that fool you. The National…


Zlutch, Zlaggard, Zander

A COLLECTIVE NOUN FOR ZUCCHINI “Sir, when a man is tired of zucchini, he is tired of life; for there is in zucchini all that life can afford.” It’s…


The lemons are coming

MARMALADE MAKING Finally! It’s only taken 3 years but by golly we’ll have our very own lemon marmalade this year! OK we may be a little…


Fig & Almond Cake

FIGGING GOOD On an impulse I bought some figs. They just looked too good, sitting there, dumpy and just ripe. And then I found a perfect sweet…


Rabbit for Tea

FROM PADDOCK TO PLATE I’m not a big rabbit fan. Well that’s not true, I love Bugs Bunny, Peter Rabbit and when I was growing up in London we had 19…