Weekly Love: the one where I turned 27 in self-isolation

1. Sunny scenes across the open fields on my daily walks through the countryside. | 2. A Forced Rhubarb Tart made from the rhubarb my Dad forced for me at home under a black bin (I know, right? I’ve put a video up on my Instagram story!). Recipe from Gluts & Gluttony. | 3. More beautiful sunshine at my parents house in Kent. So forever grateful I have somewhere so peaceful, open and isolated to self-isolate. | 4. Vox by Christina Dalcher (ad) is the best book I’ve read so far in 2020, and I’ve posted a full review over on my Bookstagram. One kick ass formerly working mother takes on a new society where women are controlled by a Government who only allow them to speak 100 words a day. It is also only 99p (!) on Kindle at the moment! (ad) | 5. Sharing a snap of beautiful florists flowers back in London for Mothers Day. | 6. A little ray of sunshine in these dark times: a massive thank you to everyone who donated to Project Lamington, we raised $10,552.07 AUD so we can give just over $2,000 to each of the five charities supporting Australian bushfire relief.

A few evergreen reads from previous Weekly Loves you might have missed but are perfect to read with a cup of tea!

What have you been finding small pockets of joy in this week, and what have you been up to at home to stay active and occupied? I’m making sure I get my daily walks in while the sun is still shining, and I’ve been making a real effort with what food we’ve got in the house to make lovely meals (including desserts and cocktails) for everyone as I’m a firm believer in food as a way to nourish the soul and lift the spirits! For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter (and get my free Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes eBook) which hits your inboxes on the first Sunday of each month packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook and restaurant reviews, and other updates! Stay safe!