I have a very good raisin and festive reason for posting this recipe today: make a Christmas cake this weekend. Action that, Christmas!
Regular readers (hello Mum!) will know how much I love short stories. So imagine my dancing feet when I heard that Penguin were publishing two volumes of collections of short stories this month.
Autumn fashion continues apace but this time in full evening mode.
What to wear on spectacularly dreary Autumn days is a point to ponder. In times of sartorial uncertainty (and when I need to smile) I consult my homemade book of fashion maxims written by yours truly, c. 15 years ago. It tells me: ‘Grey weather does not mean we forgo style’. Not a greatly poetic line, but we’ll take it, as it’s certainly workable.
When White Stuff asked me if I fancied picking a few pieces following my visit to their new Guildford store, I swooned with joy at the opportunity to work a little style into a grey November Sunday!
‘November skin’ – that’s a thing, right?
At least there’s something about finding ourselves firmly knee deep in Autumn (wearing boots up to the knees) that makes me think about skincare in more nuanced ways… with plenty of scope for luxury.
Every so often a shop opening attracts my attention, like the sound of a champagne cork popping in the next room, or a bright pullulating firework in the distance.
There is nothing tentative about this perfume. It’s like hosting a party at your pulse points. Plucky notes include ginseng (so uplifting, very important for November), a fresh zing from aloe vera and an almost woody horsetail trail that synergize into a striking and energetic scent.