A survey in time

So Mel, a lovely girl who I am yet to meet IRL but whose blog I love for  inspiring fashion, fitness and food posted up one of those surveys the other day…you know the ones you used to get emailed all the time when it was all the rage? I actually loved doing and receiving these…so here goes.

What time did get up this morning?
6.15  unfortunately, then a couple of snoozes before getting up for reals at 7.

Diamonds or pearls?
Diamonds! Can’t go past the sparkle Continue reading

Friday tunes

I’ve been obsessed with this song for about …oh, 6 months. It’s so epic. It has a real emotional,  fragile and nostalgic quality about it which I love.


The Ellie Goulding version was just featured on one of the final episodes of Gossip Girl. I don’t mind her version, but the original will always have a place in my heart ❤

Recipe | Börek

Borek was a firm staple in our home growing up, and it still is today. It’s traditionally a Turkish dish, but has been adopted by many other nations, who’ve put their own spin on it. It’s easy, filling and versatile. It’s like a (lighter?) cousin of the gozleme There’s many different types, which you can see from the Wikipedia link above, however the recipe I’m going to share is the basic and simplest version. This is great to have on hand to serve to unexpected guests with tea, or even for breakfast or afternoon tea.

A colleague recently asked me where I would recommend getting this dish from, and I told her to make her own! Borek is most often found in kebab shops and are often laden will oil and excess fat which is totally unnecessary. So here we go…mums tried and tested cheese borek recipe. Note that this is traditionally made with yufka pastry, however as this is harder to come by, we substitute for filo, which is just as good. Continue reading