Dancing with Gatsby

Last Saturday I braved the chilly weather to go into Edinburgh to see the Northern Ballet’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel The Great Gatsby. Although much of the appeal of the book is in the writing-style, the story of the indulgent 1920s New York party scene is easily transposed to other genres.  In…

Foodies’ dream night out

Today I received an email from the Taste Club with info on an intriguing event.  It is called simply “The Lab” and tickets go on sale tomorrow, 27th March. The event is an evening of foodie heaven – five hours of unique chef-led experiences designed to challenge the way you think and feel about flavour….

The Father of all Prawn Cocktails

Yes, yes, I know the expression is “the mother of all…” but this recipe came from my lovely Dad, so I’ve always thought of it as “the father of all…”! I don’t know how widespread prawn cocktail eating is.  I know it was big in Britain in the 1970s and for many Brits it will…

Moving house virtually

. Hello dear readers, Well I have taken the plunge and obtained my own domain name.  If you are following me via email or wordpress, this should update for you automatically.  If you have saved me as a link or something, please do manually update it so you can still read my blogging journey. The…

Easiest bread recipe – Northern Irish Wheaten Bread

St. Patrick’s Day – the day when the whole world seems to go mad for all things green or Irish. So I thought I’d share with you a bread from Ireland that is one of the easiest breads in the world to make.  I grew up in Northern Ireland and bread was a large part…

Dancing in the land of shadows

I love to dance. I don’t dance often enough. I love the feel of movement. I don’t move often enough. I have tried many forms of dance. I’m a rubbish dancer. I love to dance. . I also love to watch dance but sadly don’t do that often enough either.  There are several dance companies…