Wednesday, 31 December 2008

another year over... and here's to 2009!

Wow! Where did that one go?

Well, wherever it went, I'm certainly looking forward to the next one. 2008 hasn't seen a great deal of kitchen action from me (having it rebuilt for half of the year didn't exactly help, while family and personal illness occupied far too much of the rest of the year), so I'm ready and raring to go in 2009. Whether I can get myself sufficiently organised to take pictures at the same time remains to be seen. You never know.

I will read more, write more, and eat more. I will try not to drink more unless it's non-alcoholic. Which seems unlikely.

And what else can I promise you?

Ah, yes. There will be a lot more of this:


Chocolate is the new wine. Yes, really. Just you wait. And then remember where you heard it first.

So there you are. That's me.

And you? Well, whatever you're doing, and whatever your hopes, dreams and resolutions for 2009, I hope you have a wonderful, all-star, food- and fun-filled time.


AFoS xx

Monday, 22 December 2008

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Yep, it's that time again!

So sorry for not having blogged recently - I've been struck down with the horrible winter vomiting virus (the norovirus), and am only now beginning to feel half-human again. On the upside, I'm a few pounds lighter, so have more room to pack away a hearty Christmas feast if I can face food again by then...

Anyway, enough of that. As well as being frustrated at not being able to post anything here recently, I've missed you all, and have missed being able to read your wonderfully entertaining and engaging blogs. I look forward to doing much better in 2009!

So, until then - a very merry Christmas, and a fantastic New Year to everyone!


Saturday, 6 December 2008


Oooooeeeeeee! I'm back...

... and off out again straightaway. Going back this afternoon to the delectable Rococo store to learn how to temper chocolate by hand. Heh. Methinks it could all get a bit messy...

Anyway, more soon...

AFoS x