The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Gooey Chocolate and Walnut Bake

Does the urge to bake ever just take you by surprise and you barely have any of the necessary ingredients in the house but you strive on with it nevertheless?     This keeps happening to me throughout lockdown and I’m loathed to fight the urge because it’s an excellent way to keep me occupied. … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Gooey Chocolate and Walnut Bake

The New Normal – Marathon Training – Part Three, Off Days

Last week I felt like if they’d suddenly announced the London Marathon was taking place in three days time I would be absolutely fine with the idea, waltz up to the start line and give it my best. This week my feet just don’t want to move! My overall training plan so far has had … More The New Normal – Marathon Training – Part Three, Off Days

The New Normal – Online Escapes – Disney

I know, I know, I’m an adult who should know better than to indulge in the escapism of Disney but I just can’t bring myself to stop, especially given the current circumstances. There is something so calming and reassuring about Disney (even given the company’s chequered past, present and possibly future) that I just can’t … More The New Normal – Online Escapes – Disney

The New Normal – Online Escapes – Free Learning

I have found myself in that rather large group of people who are not currently working due to movement restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19. Therefore, I have significantly more time on my hands than I am used to, and if you’re anything like me you find not having anything to do almost equally … More The New Normal – Online Escapes – Free Learning

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Individual Apple Crumbles

This one is no secret, it’s nothing difficult and I can almost guarantee that if you’re reading this you’ve made one of these yourself anyway but in honour of logging some of my favourite culinary achievements during this horrible time, here’s my individual apple crumble experience. It is definitely more of an experience than a … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Individual Apple Crumbles

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Spicy Stir Fry Veg Wraps

The Lockdown Larder as I’m seeing so many people call it, is a fun way to come up with some new and tasty food from what you’ve got in stock, that is hopefully still fairly nutritious. With half a bag of stir fry veg left in the fridge and no noodles anywhere to be found, … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Spicy Stir Fry Veg Wraps

The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Empanadas & Elote

Whilst in Madrid last year with some friends, I became a huge fan of the empanada. Every lunchtime we would scour around for our nearest food market or small store and pick up a few different varieties of empanada and enjoy them in the sunshine. It was delicious and is only really beaten for me … More The New Normal – The Lockdown Larder – Empanadas & Elote