About Me

My background is in the creative sector. I have worked in TV, Film, Radio, Digital Audio, Publishing, Contemporary Art, as a Curator, Strategist, Designer, CSR Specialist, and my favourite job ever: Cinema Usher at The Filmhouse, Edinburgh. My favourite things in life are: beautiful fonts, photos, food, film, travel and great design.  I work on F/L creative  projects so please get in contact if you’d like to know more. I am also the Editor of the BritMums Penguin Book Club. BritMums is  a global digital collective of 5000 leading  blogger/social media influencers who are parents.

This blog is new(ish) and a bit of a baby in blogging terms. It is about the best in everyday life from the finest olives to the best films. High-end to downright mainstream it doesn’t matter as long as it celebrates the best.  Based in South London, UK I tend to work with seasonal food and contemporary/popular culture. I grew up in a family that are not particularly interested in cooking so this is possibly my reaction against lots of soggy, boiled potatoes and uninspiring food.  I can spot a  metallic wrapped Tunnoch’s Caramel Wafer from 500 yards and it is about the only reason I would run ever. I am a yoga nut and over the past few years I have transformed from a Curly Wurly to a Flake in postural terms and I’m still working on it.

London is a gateway to many wonderful worlds and cultural and culinary  influences and hopefully the blog will evolve to reflect this.  I am a  great, everyday cook and  make my own bread including proper Scottish rolls (a real skill apparently). Like many Bloggers, my best creations are usually eaten so quickly I don’t get time to capture them for the blog.  I love comments/feedback/suggestions so do get in touch  at: beyondsw12(at)gmail.com

I am really keen on travel particularly short getaways and am currently looking at short Ferry Journeys from and within the UK. If you have suggestions please email/tweet me.

You will also find looking at the comment sources on the blog some of the best and most interesting.inspiring blogs/social media influencers around so click through.

As of Dec ’13 i have had to make the swiftest transition from cooked to mainly raw, organic food as a 6 month challenge and also to reduce inflammation. I am at time of writing a wheat/gluten/dairy/sugar-free vegan.  So, i have been reading as many vegan cookbooks/blogs for inspiration. My family remain passionate about cooked food.  This has been a challenge at times and also really inspiring as i’ve discovered some great advocates/restaurants/cafe/products that I wouldn’t have known about. Dairy and Sugar-free chocolate ganache has been one of the recent highlights.

 

Look forward to hearing from you

beyondsw12(at)gmail.com

 

 

Accolade

February 2013

A Winner of the Tilda Basmati Rice/World Food Programme Recipe App

Mums Helping Mums  Download this and you will help provide a meal to a new mother provided by Tilda/World Food Programme