Archive for October, 2011

Malmaison Aberdeen

Like many food bloggers, I am frequently contacted by PR folkies asking if I’d be interesting in sampling/reviewing whichever cheese or book or knife or chocolate or whatever they are currently responsible for selling.  My response is always the same: I prefer to keep my blog promotion free so, thanks but no thanks.  (Can you [...]

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The days are getting shorter and shorter and shorter and there’s a dusting of snow on the hills over Beauly.  Time to get the woolly hats out of their hiding place.  There’s a lot of folk around here who aren’t too happy about this but I like my woolly hats and I like cosy nights [...]

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Let me count the ways… With baked beans for lunch Stirred through mashed potatoes Potato cakes using #2 Towered with grilled apple slices and roasted turnip rounds In a full Scottish breakfast Stuffed in pork loin In a soft floury roll with lots of brown sauce So, seven ways then.  (For Susan’s Black and White [...]

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And Breathe…

On holiday for a couple of weeks after a crazy, crazy term at school.  Plus I no longer have to devote large periods of time to training for a marathon.   My plans?  Long walks with this wee guy; time pottering in the kitchen; lots of reading and some catching up with friends and family. Bliss.

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Yesterday I ran the Loch Ness Marathon in 4 hours 23 minutes and 27 seconds. Today I am in utter agony but am still smiling like an idiot. Many thanks to all of you who sponsored me.  To date, I’ve raised almost £2,700 for Cancer Research UK.  My mum would have been delighted. xxx

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