Pumpkin Martini

Recipe: Pumpkin Martini – aka The Pumptini

Oct. 31st 2014

Pumpkin Martini

When’s a pumpkin not a pumpkin?

When you drop it…

Then it’s squash!


Pumpkin Martini

This cocktail might look like squash, but it is far from squeaky clean…

It is ghoulishly good, with a killer kick.


A lively little devil.

In my book it is better the devil you know when it comes to cocktails… and you can’t go wrong with a martini…

This one packs a real pumpkin punch.

With a good squeeze of blood (orange) to sate the thirst of all and every vampire.


Perfect for when cocktail hour becomes the witching hour on All Hallows’ Eve…

Serves 2

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Pizza Union, Spitalfields: That’s Amore…

Oct. 23rd 2014

Pizza Union


The title of this post might be a bold one, but when you know, you just know.

We’ve had burger love, now its time for pizza love.

And I don’t use the L word lightly.

Dean Martin said it best…

“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore…”

And amore it was when the Fabulous Fi and I visited the fabulous Pizza Union in Spitalfields for a long overdue girls night.

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First Birthday

On Our 1st Birthday: An Easy (peasy) 7 Layer Rainbow Cake Recipe

Oct. 19th 2014

It’s our 1st birthday!!!


My Blonde Reality is 1 year old today.

C.E.L.E.B.R.A.T.E….. good times, c’mon!


365 little days on the blogsphere.


8765 hours…

525,945 minutes…

31,536,000 seconds…

And what a year it has been!

Lots of up’s, down’s and middley bits, but boy this blog has been SO much fun.

And I couldn’t have done it without you and your support.

So a massive THANK YOU, from me to you.

Now a birthday wouldn’t be a birthday without cake.

It’s the law.

So, here is a cake.


For not just any cake…

A 7 layer rainbow cake…

With cream cheese frosting!

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It tastes delish, looks amazing, and is a real showstopper to boot.

Even if i do say so myself.

A sure-fire hit to brighten up any birthday or celebration table.

And, for those non Martha/Nigella/Delia/Mary types amongst us, believe it or not, because it is based on an all in one Victoria sponge recipe, it is super quick and easy to make…


To make a 7 layer rainbow cake you will need:

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Burghley Horse Trials 2014 – in association with Joules

Sept. 15th 2014


Last weekend The Husband and I were very kindly invited to the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials by country clothier Joules, to help celebrate their Silver Jubilee…


Having recently moved from the city to the country and having finally unpacked into our beautiful new cottage, it was time to face reality and realise that Loubs and Louies are all well and good in the paved paradise of the city, but in deepest darkest Northamptonshire a girl needs be practical as well as pretty…

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The Perfect Mani and Pedi: Perfect 10 Mobile Beauty

Aug. 4th 2014

I may have been sick through spring, but summer has arrived!


At last.


And that means one thing.

Grooming, with a capital G…

and with the prospect of unveiling my tarnished tootsies in new summer Loubs anytime soon it was time to call in the big guns for help…

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Ben's Canteen - The Best Brunch in Battersea

Ben’s Canteen – The Best Brunch in Battersea

July. 24th 2014

So I’ve been a bad blogger and this is my first proper post of 2014.

I do have a good excuse though, sadly, as I mentioned the other day, here, I’ve been sick.

I’m getting better now though, so starting to back on blog form. Yey!


The last meal I had out pre illness really was one to remember, thank goodness and it was so good, just the thought of it has helped pull me through the icky days.

Just look at this.


See what I mean? You can’t help but fantasise about a dish as dishy as that!

Where is this bastion of brilliant brunch I hear you cry?

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I’m Back!

July. 22nd 2014

Did you miss me?

Well I for sure missed you…

Apologies I’ve been a bad blogger and away for so long, especially after such a rip-roaring start to My Blonde Reality but sadly I’ve had a rather shitty year so far and have been ill, so my reality (blonde or otherwise) hasn’t been much to talk about, aside from tears, tissues and triptans.

For those of you who know what a triptan is, will have gathered this has been migraine related, which is correct, though unbeknownst to me, there is such a think as an intractable migraine, which is bloody painful, a bloody nightmare and bloody hard to shift.

It has been 7 months of pretty much constant pain, but luckily, at long last, I finally seem to be winning!

Thanks to the folks at the National Migraine Centre and The Queen Square National Hospital for Neurology, along with my amazing husband and parents (who have had to put up with me for most of this, for which I will be eternally grateful), wider family and friends, I’m now slowly starting to get back on my feet and as part of my road to recovery I will be recapping the adventures I had at the end of 2013, which I was not well enough to share with you until now.

I will be back tottering around town before long and will no doubt be able to share some new adventures with you, but for now, I hope you enjoy these retrospective posts.

So it’s back to Reality… better late than never!

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