I have two great loves in my life. One you already know about (the clue’s in my title). The other, is paddle steamers!
Happy New Year, my scone-loving friends! We’re only a few days into a new decade and a good friend of mine is already on the brink of breaking her New Year’s resolution.
Over the last 12 months, I have visited cafes, restaurants and coffee shops of every shape and size in my quest for the perfect plump scone.
Unicorns are one of the biggest trends of 2019. The magical rainbow-haired creatures are everywhere, from key rings, cups and cushions to full-sized electric ride-ons.
In the words of Andy Williams, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. And, amidst the chaos of celebrating, cooking, shopping, wrapping and tangling ourselves up in tinsel, it’s so important to step back and appreciate the real magic of Christmas.
Twas the first of December, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. I crept out into the early-morning darkness, past the holly and the ivy growing on my fence, for I was on a very special mission.
I’m a great believer in never judging a book by its cover.
Gene Kelly may have been singing in the rain, but when the first droplets start to fall, I am far from happy again.
Scone Spy: The Terrace at Mallaig’s West Highland Hotel is where baking and views rise to the occasion
We’re at the end of The Road to the Isles. Scone Spy has travelled hundreds of miles to Mallaig’s West Highland Hotel to sample its luxury afternoon tea and drink in what are arguably some of the best views on the planet.
Scone Spy: Delicious baking and beautiful scenery, who woodn’t beat a path here to the Ardardan Tearoom?
Back in the day, Joe Public wouldn’t dream of venturing on to a farm unless they were strawberry picking or indulging in some tractor spotting (or is that just me?).
American comedian and actor W.C. Fields declared you should never work with children or animals – and after battling through a day filled with both, I can’t help but agree.