Category Archives: Out and About


Last week we took a little day trip to London, and while we were there visited The Hummingbird Bakery. They have six bakeries dotted all over London, but I have never been in, just occasionally drooled at the brightly coloured cupcakes through the window. I have been baking from their cookbooks for years (they are the creator of my go to brownie recipe), and so jumped at the chance to eat the actual thing when pudding was called for!

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I went for a carrot cupcake, a recipe I haven’t tried, but now fully intend to. Dom had the real-thing-brownie, topped with it’s own icing sugar Hummingbird, which he claims it wasn’t as quite good as mine…but I think this was probably more of a brownie insurance ploy. And Luke, just out of shot, devoured the biggest piece of red velvet you have ever seen.

Delicious, and most certainly worth a visit if you happen to be passing.


Of the two, I am most certainly a bonfire night girl over Halloween. Every year it is a freezing cold night and a good excuse to wrap up warm, wear a million pairs of socks and is the first REAL outing of hat, scarf and gloves for the winter (although I’ve actually been wearing them for several weeks in chilly Scotland…). This evening Aberdeen put on a particularly good display, made even better by a Starbucks in a red cup and good company.
If you look very closely you might see we are ALL wearing a Fat Face scarf…can you guess where we work?!

The photos are just from my phone, so not the best, but imagine a chilly breeze, the smell of candy floss mixed with sparklers and a bang from the sky that goes right through you…

Remember, Remember!
The fifth of November,
The Gunpowder treason and plot;
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot!