The Honourable Woman

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Have you seen it?

The other day my friend asked me if I was watching The Honourable Woman. She sold it as ‘similar to Homeland’ and told me to check it out on iPlayer (episodes 1-7 are available for just over a week now so get there quick!) and so Pete and I sat down to watch it one afternoon while he was on paternity leave.

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Oh. My. Goodness. I was hooked before the first episode was even half through! Similar to Homeland in the sense of having spies, terrorism and secret loyalties at its heart it is also helped along by a stellar female cast taking powerful roles with a wardrobe to match, (hello Maggie,) and lots of clever political dialogue. Its also incredibly timely as it centres around the age old conflict between the Palestinians and Israelis.

I’m probably very late to the party on this one, but if you haven’t heard of it or watched it, it’s totally worth binge watching before it’s gone! Have you seen it? Did you love it?

Oh and no spoilers please! I’m only 2 episodes in ;)


Found: The Great British Bake Off

This morning I thought I’d suggest a gift idea for an avid baker in your life, fan of the recent Great British Bake Off series or *ahem*, perhaps yourself!

I’m an absolute sucker for cookery books, particularly of the baking variety and as I didn’t watch the series, I wondered if any of you had bought the book or thought the recipes might be worth trying?

*Great British Bake Off: How to Bake, at Amazon

I have to say, I’m more than a little bit in awe of the macaroons pictured above – seriously pretty presentation!

I think the problem with most cook books is that there is so much duplication of recipies, particularly when you narrow things down to ‘baking’ for example. I already make a good lemon drizzle, victoria sponge and carrot cake, so do I need this book in my life?

Do tell readers!


PS, Fan of food? So is Florence ;) Watch out tomorrow for a gorgeous recipe coming your way in Friday Food.

PPS. In case, you’re wondering, this is post 2 for the day. Come back later for number 3, a meaty number you can get your teeth into the comments section for ;)