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November, 2016

  1. I won a photography competition!

    November 27, 2016 by sarah

    I can’t believe it! This summer I won a competition for my food photography! I have never won anything before with my photography and in fact the only thing I remember winning is a bottle of blend whisky in a veterinary raffle! Here is my winning photo.

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    And here is the photo I was emulating. And I had to make the recipe too, which you can find on an earlier blog entry here.

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    I have to be realistic though that it is not a major competition, just a food magazine competition. Nether the less, I won a set of professional knives worth ¬£700. They arrived this week and I couldn’t wait to unpack them. Until this point in time I have had only one knife capable of cutting anything firmer than a tomato and now I have a set of eight! I think I’ll look at entering some more food photography competitions!

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  2. Essaouira, Morocco – holiday

    November 21, 2016 by sarah

    A couple of weeks ago we spent a lovely week in a small town called Essaouira on the coast of Morocco. We spent a wonderfully relaxing week wandering the souks, tickling cats, ¬†reading books that I have been meaning to read for years, taking morning ‘nos-nos’ coffee and pastry and afternoon mint tea and pastries, eating delicious tagines/pastilla/grilled sardines, going to a real local hammam for a scrub and a touristy but luxuriant spa for a massage, watching a film (Ex Machina) in the open-air cinema… And spending time together, talking and getting to know each other again. All this (flights for two and a nice riad hotel in the centre) cost less than renting a cottage in damp, cold England! The world is crazy!