Butternut pesto soup


It really is impossible to photograph soup nicely. Especially when it’s a faintly sludgey colour with a faintly speckled surface. On the plus side (always look on the bright side …) it tastes just delicious. Recipe. Roast 1/2 a large Butternut squash for about 45 minutes (chopped into large cubes)  (I realise this means a…

Xmas Party report


It’s taken me over a week to write this after an extensive amount of recovery and rest. Let’s just say that at my advanced age, I really should know better and more importantly, should really know not to mix my drinks. Right. The men pretty much all wore tuxes, Simon spent ages learning how to…