Midnight snacks with a little bald gold man…

Oscars 2014

Sometimes an awesome food experience doesn’t have to be a hugely decadent meal and it doesn’t have to involve trying out the latest fad in the latest hot spot. An awesome food experience is one that delivers an awesome food memory.

Watching the Oscars has always been a calendar event for me. I love the anticipation of counting down post-Christmas from the Globes, where everyone looks super fashion forward and slightly hammered, to the Baftas where the Brits roll in the aisles at the perfectly timed dry wit of Stephen Fry and the Yanks look bemused but clap and smile in all the right places because they’re just so damn polite to the mother of them all, the Academy Awards, always falling in the midnight hour and beyond of the last weekend in February. I completely adore the traditions of this day…taking a 7pm disco nap that then allows me to get up at 11pm to ooh and ah at the Red Carpet…snuggling down in sweats and a blanket on the sofa…and enjoying the company of my good friends Ben and Jerry.

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Chocolate feasting at the Chesterfield…

One of my very best friends in the whole wide world came to stay this weekend and if you have a heart of gold, as EJ does, you deserve to be treated accordingly. Now I can’t say that a visit to Hamleys on a Saturday¬†3 weeks before Christmas is something anyone should undertake without a flask of whiskey on one hip and a Taser on the other but the reward of a Chocolate Lovers Afternoon Tea, post trip to hell, did make up for it somewhat…

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