I love December. It is a month full to the brim of my favourite things. It all kicks off with my birthday at the beginning of the month which is a day I refuse to stop celebrating. I AM fabulous and therefore have absolutely no issue with celebrating this fact twice over. Once on my… Read More Christmas cruising..
So what does it feel like be hungry? I genuinely can’t remember. December has been a month of excessive feasting and imbibing for me. So much so I decided to really commit to the celebrations and forsake my usual workout routine for the whole month. And my pathetic attempt at healthy eating. As a result… Read More Happy new year from MBO!
The smell of oranges (in all its guises) is guaranteed to awaken a swirling mass of memories within me….. which is ironic because my feelings towards actually eating them are decidedly ambivalent. But I love the smell. And their zest. And orange blossom. And of course, their colour. Eating segments of orange liberally sprinkled with salt… Read More Reminiscences with oranges
I remember the first time I tasted blueberry jam. I was thirteen years old and had been in boarding school for less than a year. How did I get from my sunny little island to the cold, grey, rainy town of St Andrews over 4000 miles away? My first few months at boarding school has… Read More Blueberries with my BFF
I love autumn. I love the changing leaves, my legs look markedly better when wrestled into submission by 80 denier full support black tights and the excuse to eat rich ‘warming’ foods. I decided to celebrate this entry into autumn by treating myself to a new fluffy blanket for binge-watching my favourite TV programmes in, which of course,… Read More Trick or treat – I made something good to eat..
I know. I can’t believe it. It’s been so long. What started off as a real labour of love quickly got lost in the minutiae of daily life. In the last few years the following has happened: We left Mexico and moved to Istanbul We got married I achieved my MEd whilst working full-time I published… Read More Almost five years later….My biriyani opus is back..
We live for our long weekends. This is because under the labour laws in Mexico, YM only gets 6 days holiday a year. Luckily, due to Mexico’s penchant for coups, riots and general battling, there are plenty of long weekends in the year (viva la revolucion!) The long weekends give us an opportunity to… Read More This is Mexico……..
I realize I have been awful at updating my blog over the last month and a half. This is because: a) school became mental – the combination of Christmas parties and a rush to get everything finished before the end of term b) YM and I returned to the Motherland for the Christmas… Read More A glittering start to the New Year….
I didn’t do anything for Bonfire Night. This is because: a) every freaking night in Mexico City is Bonfire Night b) I was in Cancun for a week One of the joys of working as a teacher is October half term. It’s like a bonus holiday to make sure you make it to December without… Read More The Great Chilli Experiment…
Sometimes a girl just needs chocolate. And when I mean ”needs”, I mean fishing under sofa cushions for spare change and then running down to the local shop in your pyjamas kinda “need”. And today, I really, really needed a chocolate fix. Was this due to the civilized meal with friends that turned into a… Read More Confessions of a chocoholic…