Saturday, 31 October 2009

A 'Spooktacular' Halloween.....

Halloween wishes......
well we have certainly caught the bug this year for Halloween, it is everywhere!... I think that it falling on a Saturday has certainly aided all the parties and trick & treaters. I have spent the afternoon over at my brothers and there are so many houses decorated around by him. It looks great.

This year I have had a quieter Halloween, last year I went to friends for a party which involved lots of cupcakes & cookies!... this year I just decorated a pail and filled it with spooktacular sweets for the kids! I'm sure my brother & sister-in-law will be loving me later when Brad & Lib are bouncing off the ceiling!... They are off to a fancy dress party tonight, although Lib has spent the day dressed as a witch!... she has been a 'good' witch!, or so she tells me!...
I'm sure others may think differently.
I've also decorated a candle with the lovely 'Tilda & pumpkin' stamp.
So tonight the fireplace is dressed, candles lit and I'm going to curl up with a spooky supper... complete with witches brew soup! (loving my soup mug... bargain price of £1!)
have a hauntingly spooktacular halloween. Tx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Cookies & Cupcakes for a Cause

During the month of October, you may have noticed that there is a lot of Pink products about. This is of course for Breast Cancer Care. It is said that 1 in 5 of us will be touched by this disease in some way during our lives... so what can we do .. here are a few tips or TLC.
A number of big organisations launch products for this month to raise money for various Breast Cancer Chariots... Here are a few;Debenhams, Boots, John Lewis, or pick up some ideas from here.
We have had a number of events ongoing at work this month, Friday was bake's & cake's for breast cancer day. I made some Cupcakes & Cookies to sell off. I'm not sure what the final total is yet.

This Friday (30th October) see's the charity's 'Wear it Pink' day, so wear something pink and donate £2 to Breast Cancer care... and pop into Asda and pick up a special edition Flake for October only... it's pink!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Secret Santa....


Two months tonight Santa will be popping down everyone's chimney and leaving prezzies, but only if you have been good or that you have joined Victoria and Kelly's Secret Santa....details on either of the links.
Christmas is a tough time for me, but I love the build up. This year I am determined to make a little something for everyone and enjoying the build-up in London, so over the next few weeks I am going to share with you Christmas in London... watch this space.

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without either the Grand-Dame Delia or the Domestic Goddess Nigella, so i'm excited that Delia has launched a new book.........this is on my 'Things I need for Christmas'. (I have a Things I need list which enables me to prepare and get ready for Christmas!!!)..... check out this review complete with 4 free recipes.


Friday, 23 October 2009

Coffee & Cuisine Catch-up..... Coffee



This month I have been to 2 fab places that are 'pop-up' venues,(only there for a limited time). Apologies for only getting round to sharing them with you now. Life has been a little hectic of late.
My first share is Coffee with Friends....(apologies Vic for plagiarising the title!)... whilst I was up at Carnaby Street a few weeks ago, I popped round to where the Friends Central Perk Coffee Shop had been set up. I was so early into London that the Q hadn't even started to form for it. and as I was peering into the window a member of the Friends crew opened the door and asked if i wanted to quickly look around whilst he set up!... how fab was that!. Central Perk was set up as a promotional event to celebrate 15 years of Friends... All of the set props were there to look just like Central Perk,including Rachel's bridesmaids dress and the Turkey complete with sunglasses from the fab episode when Joey puts it on his head!
The coffee menu only had the 5 coffee's offered in Central Perk
and was free with a downloaded voucher from the website.

It was great to see it all and you really felt like Joey or Chandler were going to walk in the door at anytime!






Coffee and Cuisine catch-up...... Cuisine

Several months ago the rumour mill went into overdrive at work of a proposed restaurant on the roof, with a much starred chef, of the Michelin variety cooking.... this was leaked and the restaurant whispers were loud via the restaurant fraternity, Internet & twitter...

When the store first opened 100 years ago Gordon Selfridge had a restaurant on the roof along with a clay pigeon shooting range.
The surprise was broken when during the summer months Pierre Koffman was seen having publicity shots taken on top of the roof,high above the chimney pots of London.
For those not familiar with the name of Pierre Koffman, he is one of the few chefs to achieve status of 3 Michelin stars, his restaurant 'La Tante Claire' was the talk of Chelsea, prior to its move to the Berkeley before his retirement. His signature dishes include Stuffed Pigs Trotters, alongside other celebrated French Cuisine dishes, all of which are amazing.
Joining Pierre for the event (which was due to be for London restaurant week, and now has been extended due to demand) are some of his former proteges Tom Aikens, Eric Chavot, Tom Kitchen, Raphael Duntoye, Helena Puolakka and William Curley.

My office sits alongside where this restaurant has 'popped up' so the disruption and noise over the last couple of months has been challenging. Last week clients of ours took me there for lunch!
I entered the restaurant with much expectation and excitement......to gain entry to this area is like something from Mission Impossible!... you follow black logo mats into the main entrance, towards a personal lift that whizzes you up 5 floors to a beautiful white reception space & corridor which has strategically placed art. For someone who knows what this space looked like 4 weeks ago it truly is amazing.

A small flight of stairs lead you into the 'tent' on the roof balcony. It looks fantastic,complete with antler chandeliers and bowler hat light shades, draped with an gorgeous rooftop scene of London with Hyde Park in the distance.After much deliberation my menu was chosen.... was I brave enough to sample the trotters... mmm no I settled on the duck!
I was treated to the Amuse Bouche of Langoustine Bisque with Potato Foam which was delightful.
My first course followed which was a Cocktail of Scottish Lobster & Avocado with Lemon Jelly, complete with cocktail glass. It tasted as sumptuous as it looked.
The Duck arrived and it did not disappoint.... I finished off with the legendary Pistachio Souffle which was out of this world.... Coffee and Petit Fours finished us off, made by the legendary William Curley which were just gorgeous.





At £75 a head this menu does not come cheap, but I can truly saw the food was phenomenal, and feel extremely privileged and lucky to have dined there. I can saw the return to my desk was a long a slow one, and needed a nap once there!... This menu is not for the diet conscious, it is a work of art and an absolute treat for the tastebuds.
As you can imagine people are flocking from far and wide to dine here, with much celebrated chefs and kings of cuisine also popping in... the legendary Egon Ronay accompanied by Marco & Pierre.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Show us your Cath....

Today Lissy Loo is hosting a Cath Kidston blog party for all those of us that love a bit of Cath .... I do love Ck but am cautious of not overloading as it can be too much.
(Remember Burberry a few years ago!!!) The bulk of my CK is in the little bits & pieces for sewing, laundry and where would christmas be without my CK apron!...talking on Christmas... check out the new Christmas releases. mmmm yummy!
Cath Kidston was featured recently in one of the newspaper supplements.. here's the online version with some 'Sew' tips... enjoy..


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

True Gold....

is the only way to describe Spandau Ballet on stage at the O2 last night....
I along with 3 friends, 1 of which I was in playschool with, headed off to see Spandau Ballet's Reformation tour. As a devout Duranie in my youth, one could never admit to being a Spandau fan, but I was, having a huge crush on Tony Hadley & Martin Kemp.
No school disco was complete without the epic True!
Earlier this year when the band reformed, I jumped with glee and eagerly awaited the release of tour dates, and whether it was just for financial gain or the fact that the boys had really put their past differences behind them, I didn't care, I was going to see them no matter what!... I've seen Tony Hadley a couple of times solo since the demise of Spandau, and as great as he was it missed that wow factor that the 5 had together. This preview of the Dublin gigs only got me more excited!
The boys hit the stage under a large screen of graphics and pictures of the UK in the 80's, ironically the band built there following during a recession hit Britain, 28 years later they are reformed in another economically challenged Britain! launching into Chant No1 from their 1st iconic album... this led into a mixture of songs from their epic back catalogue...

Highlights included Through the Barricades, Lifeline, Communication, too many to name!... one of the best bits was Tony & Gary together singing With the Pride,........ the night finished to their to anthem of True which was absolutely fantastic, including Steve Normans legendary saxophone accompaniment.(for a girl who played the saxophone at school this guy is a musical genius).The boys left the stage to thunderous applause to return to an encore of Fight for Ourselves and Gold .
Tony entering the stage with a obligatory tumbler of Jack Daniels & Coke.....these boys still know how to party!....
I am today wishing I could go back for more but am now eagerly awaiting the release of the DVD which was filmed last night... alas I cannot wait for santa to drop it into my stocking... I want it now, only 6 weeks to wait!... it's true what they say you can take the girl out of the 80's but you can't take the 80's out of the girl!....

Monday, 12 October 2009

Christmas Cupcake Countdown......

I've now started to countdown the days until Christmas... I know it's only October but this year I am so forgetful I'm worried that if I don't organise myself it will be January and Christmas has been and gone.I can officially talk about Christmas now because Boots has launched it's Gift Guide... you always know Christmas is on the way when that hits the shelf!
I have seen lots of bits and pieces for recipients and me!! I am particularly loving these bits from Next , I'm really liking the Cake sign and the Cake plate.....they have also got some fab sweets & treats gifts.... Debenhams have also got some great stockingfillers, although I do already have the pen set!. .. well the countdown has begun... so watch out for further postings!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Her name was Lola... she was a cupcake...

with lots of glitter and sparkle.....
last week LOLA's cupcake bar opened in the foodhall at work... It's a bar selling all sorts of cupcakes, from vanilla & buttercream, to rocky road, banana and of course chocolate...mmm.
We frequently get these to taste and they are yummy!. I'm currently liking the oreo one or the chocolate coconut one..

I gave some to Victoria & Kelly when I met up with them last week, and they have both emailed me to say that they were yummy. As you can imagine its quite popular so be prepared to wait!.... coffee & cupcake what more could a girl want!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

welcome home....

Yesterday saw the home coming parade of 38 engineer regiment at Massereene army barracks in Antrim Northern Ireland. Within this regiment is my 19 year old godson, (son of one of friends,) This regiment was targeted by the real IRA on the night that they were due to leave for Afghanistan, where they lost 2 of the regiment.
Its 21 years since my friend & I met ( her husband & my boyfriend were friends... neither man stayed the course unlike our friendship!) and although we do not live close now (she's in Scotland and I'm in London) I know that she is only a phone call away.

He has spent the last 6 months in Helmund in Afghanistan...we've kept in touch via facebook which helps, especially when everyday you are dread listening to the news. Fortunately Daniel has returned.Whilst he has been on tour, the boys from his regiment along with other regiments ran a marathon around camp bastion to race money for Help for Heroes.
My thoughts are with all the families who's boys haven't come home or have come home injured.
Talking to Dan last night it certainly is harder for those that are left at home, to them they are dong the job that they signed up for and love.

As my friend has one boy home her youngest (16) is away on his first week of maneuvers at Harrogate.
I am incredibly proud of him, and incredibly relieved that he is home safe.
Hugs & Love ,
will up to see you all soon.
Tx

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Quilting at Liberty's

Today I've spent the day at Liberty's in London learning how to patchwork quilt. The day was lovely, informative and I learnt lots!... I love the Liberty building, so be ensconced into a lovely old room for the day, sewing and being served afternoon tea was great.

There was 5 of us at the workshop, 4 ladies & 1 gent and we had lots of fun. Good value for money,all materials to make 5 blocks.We had coffee & danishes to start, and afternoon tea all thrown in for the price too.

Janet the teacher was lovely, patient, full of knowledge and information about quilting.

I managed to complete 3 blocks there, a basic 9 patch block, a monkey wrench and a ohio star with fabric and patterns to finish off a rail fence and astrip rail block at home!... it's all jargon to me but I liked it!.
I've always loved patchwork, especially memory quilts,(check out the film Stepmom)...I now have no excuse to cut up all my fabrics that are languishing under the stairs..... mmm what can I make for Christmas.......

Friday, 2 October 2009

Shabby Chic & Champagne....

As posted yesterday, last night I went and met Rachel Ashwell at her book signing event, so meeting up with Victoria & Kelly my blogging pals.... a fab evening was had by all. I had arranged to meet them between Pedlars & Cath Kidston in Selfridges... I did feel like I was on my way to a blind date!.. no horror stories to share,the girls were lovely and everything I thought they would be and more, we went for eats after the book signing and didn't stop chatting.

The book signing was lovely as was Rachel, it was staged with some scrummy things for the home. She became quite emotional when she started talking about emptying her mothers house whom she lost this year and the memories it evoked. I could completely empathise with her, but she composed herself and was really generous in the information she shared.
Here are a few pics from last night..... thanks Victoria & Kelly for a fun filled evening... hope see you both soon. Tx

Saturday, 31 October 2009

A 'Spooktacular' Halloween.....

Halloween wishes......
well we have certainly caught the bug this year for Halloween, it is everywhere!... I think that it falling on a Saturday has certainly aided all the parties and trick & treaters. I have spent the afternoon over at my brothers and there are so many houses decorated around by him. It looks great.

This year I have had a quieter Halloween, last year I went to friends for a party which involved lots of cupcakes & cookies!... this year I just decorated a pail and filled it with spooktacular sweets for the kids! I'm sure my brother & sister-in-law will be loving me later when Brad & Lib are bouncing off the ceiling!... They are off to a fancy dress party tonight, although Lib has spent the day dressed as a witch!... she has been a 'good' witch!, or so she tells me!...
I'm sure others may think differently.
I've also decorated a candle with the lovely 'Tilda & pumpkin' stamp.
So tonight the fireplace is dressed, candles lit and I'm going to curl up with a spooky supper... complete with witches brew soup! (loving my soup mug... bargain price of £1!)
have a hauntingly spooktacular halloween. Tx

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Cookies & Cupcakes for a Cause

During the month of October, you may have noticed that there is a lot of Pink products about. This is of course for Breast Cancer Care. It is said that 1 in 5 of us will be touched by this disease in some way during our lives... so what can we do .. here are a few tips or TLC.
A number of big organisations launch products for this month to raise money for various Breast Cancer Chariots... Here are a few;Debenhams, Boots, John Lewis, or pick up some ideas from here.
We have had a number of events ongoing at work this month, Friday was bake's & cake's for breast cancer day. I made some Cupcakes & Cookies to sell off. I'm not sure what the final total is yet.

This Friday (30th October) see's the charity's 'Wear it Pink' day, so wear something pink and donate £2 to Breast Cancer care... and pop into Asda and pick up a special edition Flake for October only... it's pink!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Secret Santa....


Two months tonight Santa will be popping down everyone's chimney and leaving prezzies, but only if you have been good or that you have joined Victoria and Kelly's Secret Santa....details on either of the links.
Christmas is a tough time for me, but I love the build up. This year I am determined to make a little something for everyone and enjoying the build-up in London, so over the next few weeks I am going to share with you Christmas in London... watch this space.

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without either the Grand-Dame Delia or the Domestic Goddess Nigella, so i'm excited that Delia has launched a new book.........this is on my 'Things I need for Christmas'. (I have a Things I need list which enables me to prepare and get ready for Christmas!!!)..... check out this review complete with 4 free recipes.


Friday, 23 October 2009

Coffee & Cuisine Catch-up..... Coffee



This month I have been to 2 fab places that are 'pop-up' venues,(only there for a limited time). Apologies for only getting round to sharing them with you now. Life has been a little hectic of late.
My first share is Coffee with Friends....(apologies Vic for plagiarising the title!)... whilst I was up at Carnaby Street a few weeks ago, I popped round to where the Friends Central Perk Coffee Shop had been set up. I was so early into London that the Q hadn't even started to form for it. and as I was peering into the window a member of the Friends crew opened the door and asked if i wanted to quickly look around whilst he set up!... how fab was that!. Central Perk was set up as a promotional event to celebrate 15 years of Friends... All of the set props were there to look just like Central Perk,including Rachel's bridesmaids dress and the Turkey complete with sunglasses from the fab episode when Joey puts it on his head!
The coffee menu only had the 5 coffee's offered in Central Perk
and was free with a downloaded voucher from the website.

It was great to see it all and you really felt like Joey or Chandler were going to walk in the door at anytime!






Coffee and Cuisine catch-up...... Cuisine

Several months ago the rumour mill went into overdrive at work of a proposed restaurant on the roof, with a much starred chef, of the Michelin variety cooking.... this was leaked and the restaurant whispers were loud via the restaurant fraternity, Internet & twitter...

When the store first opened 100 years ago Gordon Selfridge had a restaurant on the roof along with a clay pigeon shooting range.
The surprise was broken when during the summer months Pierre Koffman was seen having publicity shots taken on top of the roof,high above the chimney pots of London.
For those not familiar with the name of Pierre Koffman, he is one of the few chefs to achieve status of 3 Michelin stars, his restaurant 'La Tante Claire' was the talk of Chelsea, prior to its move to the Berkeley before his retirement. His signature dishes include Stuffed Pigs Trotters, alongside other celebrated French Cuisine dishes, all of which are amazing.
Joining Pierre for the event (which was due to be for London restaurant week, and now has been extended due to demand) are some of his former proteges Tom Aikens, Eric Chavot, Tom Kitchen, Raphael Duntoye, Helena Puolakka and William Curley.

My office sits alongside where this restaurant has 'popped up' so the disruption and noise over the last couple of months has been challenging. Last week clients of ours took me there for lunch!
I entered the restaurant with much expectation and excitement......to gain entry to this area is like something from Mission Impossible!... you follow black logo mats into the main entrance, towards a personal lift that whizzes you up 5 floors to a beautiful white reception space & corridor which has strategically placed art. For someone who knows what this space looked like 4 weeks ago it truly is amazing.

A small flight of stairs lead you into the 'tent' on the roof balcony. It looks fantastic,complete with antler chandeliers and bowler hat light shades, draped with an gorgeous rooftop scene of London with Hyde Park in the distance.After much deliberation my menu was chosen.... was I brave enough to sample the trotters... mmm no I settled on the duck!
I was treated to the Amuse Bouche of Langoustine Bisque with Potato Foam which was delightful.
My first course followed which was a Cocktail of Scottish Lobster & Avocado with Lemon Jelly, complete with cocktail glass. It tasted as sumptuous as it looked.
The Duck arrived and it did not disappoint.... I finished off with the legendary Pistachio Souffle which was out of this world.... Coffee and Petit Fours finished us off, made by the legendary William Curley which were just gorgeous.





At £75 a head this menu does not come cheap, but I can truly saw the food was phenomenal, and feel extremely privileged and lucky to have dined there. I can saw the return to my desk was a long a slow one, and needed a nap once there!... This menu is not for the diet conscious, it is a work of art and an absolute treat for the tastebuds.
As you can imagine people are flocking from far and wide to dine here, with much celebrated chefs and kings of cuisine also popping in... the legendary Egon Ronay accompanied by Marco & Pierre.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Show us your Cath....

Today Lissy Loo is hosting a Cath Kidston blog party for all those of us that love a bit of Cath .... I do love Ck but am cautious of not overloading as it can be too much.
(Remember Burberry a few years ago!!!) The bulk of my CK is in the little bits & pieces for sewing, laundry and where would christmas be without my CK apron!...talking on Christmas... check out the new Christmas releases. mmmm yummy!
Cath Kidston was featured recently in one of the newspaper supplements.. here's the online version with some 'Sew' tips... enjoy..


Wednesday, 21 October 2009

True Gold....

is the only way to describe Spandau Ballet on stage at the O2 last night....
I along with 3 friends, 1 of which I was in playschool with, headed off to see Spandau Ballet's Reformation tour. As a devout Duranie in my youth, one could never admit to being a Spandau fan, but I was, having a huge crush on Tony Hadley & Martin Kemp.
No school disco was complete without the epic True!
Earlier this year when the band reformed, I jumped with glee and eagerly awaited the release of tour dates, and whether it was just for financial gain or the fact that the boys had really put their past differences behind them, I didn't care, I was going to see them no matter what!... I've seen Tony Hadley a couple of times solo since the demise of Spandau, and as great as he was it missed that wow factor that the 5 had together. This preview of the Dublin gigs only got me more excited!
The boys hit the stage under a large screen of graphics and pictures of the UK in the 80's, ironically the band built there following during a recession hit Britain, 28 years later they are reformed in another economically challenged Britain! launching into Chant No1 from their 1st iconic album... this led into a mixture of songs from their epic back catalogue...

Highlights included Through the Barricades, Lifeline, Communication, too many to name!... one of the best bits was Tony & Gary together singing With the Pride,........ the night finished to their to anthem of True which was absolutely fantastic, including Steve Normans legendary saxophone accompaniment.(for a girl who played the saxophone at school this guy is a musical genius).The boys left the stage to thunderous applause to return to an encore of Fight for Ourselves and Gold .
Tony entering the stage with a obligatory tumbler of Jack Daniels & Coke.....these boys still know how to party!....
I am today wishing I could go back for more but am now eagerly awaiting the release of the DVD which was filmed last night... alas I cannot wait for santa to drop it into my stocking... I want it now, only 6 weeks to wait!... it's true what they say you can take the girl out of the 80's but you can't take the 80's out of the girl!....

Monday, 12 October 2009

Christmas Cupcake Countdown......

I've now started to countdown the days until Christmas... I know it's only October but this year I am so forgetful I'm worried that if I don't organise myself it will be January and Christmas has been and gone.I can officially talk about Christmas now because Boots has launched it's Gift Guide... you always know Christmas is on the way when that hits the shelf!
I have seen lots of bits and pieces for recipients and me!! I am particularly loving these bits from Next , I'm really liking the Cake sign and the Cake plate.....they have also got some fab sweets & treats gifts.... Debenhams have also got some great stockingfillers, although I do already have the pen set!. .. well the countdown has begun... so watch out for further postings!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Her name was Lola... she was a cupcake...

with lots of glitter and sparkle.....
last week LOLA's cupcake bar opened in the foodhall at work... It's a bar selling all sorts of cupcakes, from vanilla & buttercream, to rocky road, banana and of course chocolate...mmm.
We frequently get these to taste and they are yummy!. I'm currently liking the oreo one or the chocolate coconut one..

I gave some to Victoria & Kelly when I met up with them last week, and they have both emailed me to say that they were yummy. As you can imagine its quite popular so be prepared to wait!.... coffee & cupcake what more could a girl want!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

welcome home....

Yesterday saw the home coming parade of 38 engineer regiment at Massereene army barracks in Antrim Northern Ireland. Within this regiment is my 19 year old godson, (son of one of friends,) This regiment was targeted by the real IRA on the night that they were due to leave for Afghanistan, where they lost 2 of the regiment.
Its 21 years since my friend & I met ( her husband & my boyfriend were friends... neither man stayed the course unlike our friendship!) and although we do not live close now (she's in Scotland and I'm in London) I know that she is only a phone call away.

He has spent the last 6 months in Helmund in Afghanistan...we've kept in touch via facebook which helps, especially when everyday you are dread listening to the news. Fortunately Daniel has returned.Whilst he has been on tour, the boys from his regiment along with other regiments ran a marathon around camp bastion to race money for Help for Heroes.
My thoughts are with all the families who's boys haven't come home or have come home injured.
Talking to Dan last night it certainly is harder for those that are left at home, to them they are dong the job that they signed up for and love.

As my friend has one boy home her youngest (16) is away on his first week of maneuvers at Harrogate.
I am incredibly proud of him, and incredibly relieved that he is home safe.
Hugs & Love ,
will up to see you all soon.
Tx

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Quilting at Liberty's

Today I've spent the day at Liberty's in London learning how to patchwork quilt. The day was lovely, informative and I learnt lots!... I love the Liberty building, so be ensconced into a lovely old room for the day, sewing and being served afternoon tea was great.

There was 5 of us at the workshop, 4 ladies & 1 gent and we had lots of fun. Good value for money,all materials to make 5 blocks.We had coffee & danishes to start, and afternoon tea all thrown in for the price too.

Janet the teacher was lovely, patient, full of knowledge and information about quilting.

I managed to complete 3 blocks there, a basic 9 patch block, a monkey wrench and a ohio star with fabric and patterns to finish off a rail fence and astrip rail block at home!... it's all jargon to me but I liked it!.
I've always loved patchwork, especially memory quilts,(check out the film Stepmom)...I now have no excuse to cut up all my fabrics that are languishing under the stairs..... mmm what can I make for Christmas.......

Friday, 2 October 2009

Shabby Chic & Champagne....

As posted yesterday, last night I went and met Rachel Ashwell at her book signing event, so meeting up with Victoria & Kelly my blogging pals.... a fab evening was had by all. I had arranged to meet them between Pedlars & Cath Kidston in Selfridges... I did feel like I was on my way to a blind date!.. no horror stories to share,the girls were lovely and everything I thought they would be and more, we went for eats after the book signing and didn't stop chatting.

The book signing was lovely as was Rachel, it was staged with some scrummy things for the home. She became quite emotional when she started talking about emptying her mothers house whom she lost this year and the memories it evoked. I could completely empathise with her, but she composed herself and was really generous in the information she shared.
Here are a few pics from last night..... thanks Victoria & Kelly for a fun filled evening... hope see you both soon. Tx