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I love cupcakes. A lot.

My boyfriend discoved this gem and surprised me with two delicious cupcakes one day (he is very well trained, I know) presented in a lovely little box with a gorgeous little sticker on top…

YUM. They were AMAZING. He had selected the chocolate cupcake and the rose cupcake.

The chocholate cupcake was like a light chocolate fudge cake, and all soft and squidgy, with jummy chocolaty icing on top…

The rose cupake was so fragrant and light, something completely different but utterly wonderful…

The above were purchased from the Covent Garden bakery, but I later also ventured into the Primrose Hill Bakery when I worked right by it. I tried the scrummy hot crumpets with butter and jam (they were a bargain). My boss later sent me out to get cupcakes and earl grey tea to perk us up, this time I think I tried the vanilla…or was it peanut butter…I can’t remember but it was once again, superb. It is a great twist on traditional tea and cakes, and they are very resonably priced too (much cheper than other cupcakes).

I then went into the Covent Garden bakery with my friend for her birthday to get her a cupcake after raving about it…we went for the chocolate and marshmallow…

Once again, it did not fail to please, and they hained a new foller in the process!

As if I hadn’t already raved about it enough I went there with another friend and bought a couple and then with my Mum to buy more…phew…

Basically, go there. The Covent Garden bakery is located very close to the theatres showing the Lion King and Oliver.

You won’t be disappointed.

P.S. They have a new book out. I got it for my sister for Christmas and it is fab, great imagery and scrummy recipes.


Primrose Hill,
69 Gloucester Avenue, London NW1 8LD.
Tel 020 7483 4222

Covent Garden,
42 Tavistock Street, London WC2E 7PB.
Tel 020 7836 3638

Buy online – http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cupcakes-Primrose-Bakery-Martha-Swift/dp/1856268470/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1270375890&sr=8-1

Get baking!!


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Tall Horse wine is amazing. Seriously, I am a big wine lover, and I have sampled many a wine in my time, but this one still creeps to the top of the list. My boyfriend and I discoved this wine in South Africa in the summer of 2008, and I bought many bottles home with me, as did my boyfriend. We then asked his friend to bring some over for us when he came to England from South Africa, and when my boyfriend went back he returned full of the stuff. Basically, we have spread to Tall Horse love to his parents, his sister, her boyfriend, my boyfriends friends…the list is endless.

However, I am very sad that it hasn’t really reached the UK yet. I say ‘hasn’t really’ because I have managed to track it down to Savannah (http://www.thesavanna.co.uk/) but it is over £8 a bottle. This is very tough to pay when it is about 30 pula in Botswana, which equates (roughly) to £3. Wow, baragin! Now do you see why we bring somuch home with us?!

So, if anyone knows of somewhere I can buy it let me know!! We will be forever grateful.

Become a fan on Facebook if you know this wine and LOVE IT! – http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=504452716#!/pages/Tall-Horse/144609032112?ref=ts

Check the website soon, it is currently in the process of being updated – http://www.tallhorsewines.com/

And, even better, find them on WordPress –http://tallhorsewines.wordpress.com/

We love you Tall Horse. Come to the UK soon!!

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