Paris is the city of light, love and croissant. Beautiful, fresh and like well applied lipstick difficult to replicate. The patisserie, baguettes and from age. What is not to love? Like a classy love affair amour is always in style in Paris.


Easter Chocolat in Paris 2013





These photographs were taken by a French patisserie blogger called Loving Food :Italian and French Cooking.

Merry Bah Humbug

I love Christmas, with all the twinkling lights and kiddie choirs. I love the cheap tinsel and the Santa that is red because of Coca Cola adverts at the turn of the century. It  is a time to celebrate and yes it has become a horrible farce.

In the words of Edina in Abfab ” Advertisers have taken everything that was real and true and honest and beautiful and attached it to a toilet cleaner! But we must not let that destroy the good. The wealthy helping the poor and the corporate people being guilt ed into helping the less fortunate.

Christmas is a Christian celebration of the birth of Jesus. Not the celebration of the shopping mall and hangover.

For every person that misses the whole point there are children waiting with breathless joy.

Merry Bah humbug and a Happy New Year.

Chocolate-Good or Evil

I have decided to discuss a topic deeply relevant to myself. I have a  love of chocolate and have become a chocolate snob. As I have been introduced to Cote ‘d or at an early age and later Lindt I find that I would rather have a little good chocolate than a lot of bad chocolate.

To complicate matters I am pre-diabetic. This means that if in a fit of misery I eat a bar of chocolate which I did last week, I feel worse afterwards than most people after a bottle of red wine. I never the less love chocolate and it is my nemesis. I do not eat bread on a daily basis and now because of allergies milk everyday as well. I am no saint as pizza is still on my treat list.

I love Italy they have wait for it, Chocolate TOURS! You go to a hotel with chocolate rooms and visit chocolate tourist spots. That sounds heavenly and decadent. Imagine explaining to your thin friends who live on cigarettes and whey shakes that you went on a chocolate tour of Italy.

It has been said that having one glass of red wine and 2 blocks of dark chocolate will extend your life. I suppose if you could actually stop at two blocks you would. I for one have to eat more than that or nothing.

And now the Europeans have combined a heavenly combination coffee filled chocolates.In South Africa we have a delicious wine called The Chocolate Box. People will continue to invent new ways to enjoy chocolate.

Enjoy irrresponsibly. xxxx