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French cafe oysters Changmoh France Party
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Bonjour!

By On Sunday, 10 July 2016

The great thing about writing is that you can do it from anywhere in the world. I’m in France for the summer and apart from drinking copious amounts of Loire red, have finally… Read More

Helping hand v14 changmoh low res
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My book! A Helping Hand: Delicious Recipes in English & Tagalog by Frog Michaels

By On Tuesday, 19 April 2016

That massive project I have been banging on about since last year? Well, that will be my cookbook! FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogle+E-mail… Read More

Vintage oak filing draws
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Bargain Hunt

By On Monday, 18 April 2016

I loved watching the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow as a child. Probably, initially, because it was on my permitted list of TV shows (that extended – worryingly enough – to include Jim’ll Fix It… Read More

Moving house
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Moving house

By On Monday, 18 May 2015

Why do I always forget what an utter nightmare a house move is? It all seems like a great idea at the time of signing the lease: you are buoyed with enthusiasm… Read More

Christmas tree and fire irons
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Antiques and auction houses

By On Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Our house in Cheltenham – or ‘Chelty’ as I alone like to call it – has been rented out, unfurnished, for the last six years while Mr Changmoh, Cost Centre #1, #2… Read More

Gingerbread house a la Mary Berry
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DIY gingerbread house

By On Friday, 19 December 2014

I don’t know if it’s because I love the story of Hansel and Gretel but I am very partial to a gingerbread house – especially at this time of year. I like… Read More

Passionfruit - from the garden
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Passion

By On Monday, 1 December 2014

I am not very green fingered now that I live in Singapore. I loved getting covered in mud back in England, but the earth in our sunbaked and very small garden here… Read More