Fresh Summer Drinks

The weather in Singapore continues to be hot hot hot.  If you live elsewhere in the world you could be forgiven for thinking the weather in Singapore is always the same...I guess compared to other countries it is.  But when you live here the smallest change in temperature or humidity can feel significant.  And recently [...]

June 28th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Roasted Cauliflower & Hazelnut Salad

After a little hiatus, I have been straying back towards my favourite Middle Eastern flavours again recently. This week it has been all about roasted cauliflower salad.  Being the daughter of British parents, growing up my only experience of cauliflower was 'cauliflower cheese'.  I used to love it but mainly for the cheese sauce (to be [...]

June 24th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|

Louise de Weger

Image credit: Carly and Leighton, 2015 series of Reno Rumble (The Block vs House Rules) There was a time not too long ago that the only options for affordable art were bad reproductions or prints from high street stores (after moving into my first 'proper' flat in London I visited Habitat and bought [...]

June 22nd, 2015|Art|

Anthropologie Wish List

It's that time of year in Singapore where it seems like everyone is getting ready for an overseas holiday.  The kids have four weeks off school and being a British / Australian family, we always use the mid-year break to visit friends and relatives in the UK.  Our trips 'home' are always busy - we want to [...]

June 13th, 2015|Home & Decor|

Carla Fletcher

'The Alchemist' limited edition print, by Carla Fletcher Have you ever noticed how we are most often attracted to art that depicts an aspect of the country we are from?  Even without realising it, we are drawn to the images and icons of the culture and landscape of our home country.  This can be particularly heightened when you live [...]

June 7th, 2015|Art|

Cake Fit for a Queen

It's the Queens birthday...well, actually, I'm not sure it's her actual birthday but everyone in Australia will be getting a long weekend this weekend to celebrate anyway.  Here in Singapore we will not be getting a day off, but I thought the least I could do was mark the occasion with a cake fit for a Queen...the [...]

June 4th, 2015|Food, Food & Entertaining|