Thursday, 29 January 2015

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Nostalgia alert!

Retro party dish



When I was growing up no party was complete without a plate with a halved grapefruit on it with toothpicks of cheese cubes, cocktail onions and pineapple pieces.  I think these were called Cheese and Pineapple Hedgehogs.

You don't see this done now – a shame because they were tasty little morsels!  What party foods do you remember that are now out of fashion?

Seven Letters from Paris by Samantha VĂ©rant


It was thanks to Words and Peace's review that I read Seven Letters from Paris. She was quite right when she said 'Perfect for all lovers of France and readers who need to be reminded that the sun always shines behind the clouds, how dark they may be'

It's a charming memoir – with almost a fairy tale type theme – long lost love rekindled. It takes a special kind of bravery to drop everything to chase a dream in a foreign country as she did.

Do try to read this one soon.