4 days in Innsbruck

Warning - whopper of a post! Day 1 - Friday We landed in Innsbruck around lunch time and hopped on the bus to the centre of town to find our hotel on┬áMaria-Theresien-Strasse (Hotel Weisses Kreuz). Couldn't believe the beautiful bright blue skies and how everywhere you looked there was a snow topped mountain. Luckily we … Continue reading 4 days in Innsbruck


Foolproof chocolate cookies

Having just spent a week stuffing our faces with pizza and gelato (Amalfi Coast blog pictures to follow...) we felt that we needed to come down slowly with some classic extreme chocolate cookies. These cookies are so easy to make - they're just a basic chocolate cookie recipe with tons of chocolate chunks. I usually … Continue reading Foolproof chocolate cookies

Lazy creme egg brownies

Sometimes when it comes to baking you just have to cheat and crack out a box mix. The trouble with box mixes is that they ALWAYS taste better than anything I can come up with, no matter how fancy the ingredients. This time I was making a couple of batches to bring into work on … Continue reading Lazy creme egg brownies

Exploring Corfe Castle

It's a special day today... Luke's 26th birthday! Which calls for a day off work, an obscenely dense homemade chocolate cake eaten at 10am, and a lazy wander around Corfe Castle. We haven't been in about a year, and last time we went on an Easter bank holiday so the grounds were busy with picnicking … Continue reading Exploring Corfe Castle

Bramley apple and maple syrup tray bake

I've been meaning to make a particular recipe from the Bake Off book I was kindly given by Luke's parents for Christmas (thankyou!!) This sticky, nutty, maple syrup and apple tray bake. Mine came out wildly different than expected, but I thought it'd be nice to share some pics along with a few notes of … Continue reading Bramley apple and maple syrup tray bake

Weymouth Wandering

It had been a while since we'd popped out to Weymouth and I always love the variety of scenes it has to offer, from the leafy gardens... ...to the colourful boats and buildings around the harbour... ...to the sandy beaches with your classic "Victorian seaside" feeling. For a quick treat to refuel, we love The … Continue reading Weymouth Wandering