Looks like rain

rainLooks like rain this weekend, perfect for doing the tax return or snuggling on the sofa with a hot chocolate.

hot-chocolate-122744_640The Best Hot Chocolate in Town

The best hot chocolate I’ve ever had was in a hotel in Hvar, an island off Croatia. The sun had been shinning for three months solid until we went there for a wedding and bought the rain with us. A group of friends playing cards sipping wonderfully creamy hot chocolate while the warm rain pelted down outside was an unforgettable experience. I’ve not managed to find a hot chocolate like it since, but I keep trying.

Check out the Time Out guide to London’s Hot Chocolate.

If you don’t want to leave the comfort of your home though you could do a lot worse than the Hairy Biker Hot chocolate. You need a vanilla pod and a cinnamon stick (or if you don’t have these hanging around your kitchen, use a bit of vanilla extract – that is one up from essence – and some powdered cinnamon), a litre of milk, 150gs of dark chocolate and maybe a bit of sugar. Bring to the boil the milk and stir in the vanilla and cinnamon. The take off the heat and stir in the chocolate, broken into bits. Whisk until frothy. Yum.


graffiti-429323_640Affordable art fair in Battersea

These happen quite regularly and not just in the UK. I keep meaning to go to one and now we’re looking at moving, it might be a good time. Prices start at around £50, I won’t be decking out the house with art but it is worth looking for something you really like which could appreciate in value in the future.




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I love a good zombie apocalypse, well in theory anyway. I’m not sure how long I’d last if the undead started chasing me, I’d need a sit down by the time I reached the end of the road. But now I can experience a Zombie event without any actual danger and a bit more entertainments and refreshments. Set in a survivor’s camp you can stock up on food and drink supplies before settling down for a Zombie film, you’ll be safely guarded by Zombie experts which should protect you from any Zombies passing by.