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Geneva

Geneva: Photo Diary

This is a very belated account of my mini-adventure to Geneva in February. So with out delay, here it is: The day after my return from the Alps to Paris, an early 4am start took me onto my next adventure: less than two days in the city of Geneva with one of my best friends, Kate (don’t forget to check out her blog! https://wherekateresides.wordpress.com) Unfortunately for us, Geneva welcomed us with grey skies and light rain. Despite this, we were determined to make the most of the hours that we had in this fascinating city. Our first day consisted of wandering around the streets, taking in all the different architecture. Whilst also looking in the windows in a few of the designer shops. Our first ‘tourist attraction’ was Saint Pierre Cathedral, situated in the old part of the city. I was surprised that the Cathedral was begun in the 12th century, and was therefore immediately captivated. In addition, we decided to head on down into the Archaeological site directly underneath the cathedral, wherein we explored …

My attempts at making macaroons

  This weekend I am hosting a Parisian Soiree with my closest and bestest (I realise that isn’t an actual word…), friends, and what would a Parisian themed Soiree be without Macaroons! After scouring the shops and supermarkets to see if I could get my hands on a batch of pre-made macaroons, and with no luck, I have succumbed to the reality of having to make them myself. I wouldn’t approach the subject with such agitation would it have been for a terrible attempt last year which left me with piles of indescribable mess. Anyway, putting the past behind me, over the last two weeks I have been giving it ago, and it’s not as bad/hard as it seems! The only problem that has arisen so far is that the insides were still undercooked, so I ended up leaving them in the oven for an additional half an hour – that’s plus the 12-15mins recommended by Lorraine Pascale! I don’t want to brag, but they’re not too bad! Obviously Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood may stick their noses …