Archive for October, 2012

Coldbuster to the Rescue

It seem as though half of London has been afflicted with the same nasty chesty throaty thing that’s kept me in bed for the past couple of days. Now I can only go so far with a Lemsip (aren’t they grim?) and feeling half normal this morning, I peeled myself out of bed and went for a bracing walk with the dog. Out to collect lemons and honey and a little bunch of rosemary to make by far the best cold cure I have ever come across. It’s the Coldbuster from Allegra McEvedy’s Leon cookbook. I swear by it and now many of my friends do too. I like to add a little sprinkle of dried chilli flakes, a friend adds a whole jar of Manuka honey.

It never fails to make me feel better.







 You’ll have to excuse the ropey photographs, I’m not that well.


A little boost

I can’t tell you how pleased I was to see Ben Pentreath Ltd being listed as one of British Vogue’s “Top 100 Online Stores”. The honorable mention made my day!

I can sing a Rainbow

And so could Nan Kemper, through the medium of her impeccably organised gargantuan wardrobe. I thought the pictures of the tulips in the Netherlands were awe inspiring but they have nothing on Nan…




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