• Baking Recipes,  Layer cakes

    Simple birthdays and lemon cakes with chocolate

    I’ve never really been the sort for extravagant celebrations, not especially since the void created by my grandma’s death is still a bit fresh. I’m simply not the kind of person who acts extra special when it’s her birthday. It feels just like any other day to me. I don’t even recall wishing hard and blowing out candles for the last couple of years. But the thing I look forward to when there’s a birthday are definitely the lunches or dinners out with the whole family. Oh, and the chance to make another layer cake.

  • Baking Recipes,  Lemon Obsession,  My favourite things,  Spoon desserts & puddings

    A lesson on looking beyond the surface

    Young people are naive. And I don’t say that to sound old. I am still quite young myself, but the older I grow and the more my mind opens up to new and different perspectives about life, the more I realise how true this is. A lot of young people seem to think they have their own minds- all the statements made about being unique- but almost always it’s as if they (or we) have been brainwashed with concepts of which things are more “worthy” of time and attention than others. At some point during my younger years, I was one of those teenagers who were quick to judge the…