What’s this all about?

Hello and welcome to my first blog!

I’m not really sure what I’m doing, but hopefully things will make more sense to me as I go along. My plan is to focus on celebrating the little things in life that make the journey worthwhile: home-cooked food to warm the heart; fancy restaurant meals to inspire the mind; and the lure of beautiful faraway places to soothe the soul; experiences, of course, all enriched by the company of good friends and family. I am by no means a professional chef, recipe developer, or food stylist; just an ordinary home cook with a healthy appetite who loves to experiment in the kitchen. I am, however, an experienced journalist and I get as much satisfaction from crafting a well-honed sentence or paragraph as I do turning out a dozen piping hot muffins. But this blog is not going to be about the dispiriting pursuit of perfection; of course, I want to highlight all the ‘hits’ but I also want to find beauty in all the messy ‘misses’ in-between – and, let’s face it, there are always plenty more of them in our lives! So here’s to our new adventure online… who knows where it might take us?