Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Last Minute Christmas Gift Guide 2014

It's not too late for you to pick up the perfect Christmas present for the foodie in your life (including you!). All these gifts can be bought instore or ordered online in time for the big day.

Let's start with a plug - snap up my Noodle Secret Weapons Cookery Kit from Sous Chef - last orders for standard delivery at 3pm today! You'll find a whole range of fantastic gifts for the amateur or professional chef, and express delivery is available till the 22nd http://www.souschef.co.uk/noodle-secret-weapons-cookbook-set.html

Gorgeous macarons, sumptuous marshmallows, luxury nut brittle and more from Macarons and More - last orders 23rd Dec! 

Run to Brompton Food Market in South Kensington. Tell them your budget and throw yourself upon their mercy or opt for one of their set Hampers - I've got my eye on the Best of Brompton http://www.bromptonfoodmarket.com/

How adorable is this hedgehog mug from Paperchase? There's an equally covetable owl mug too - whimsy at its best from their Dreamscape range http://www.paperchase.co.uk/dreamscape-hedgehog-mug.html

I *hate* the name, but love everything I've tried so far from Manfood. This set from Harvey Nichols must be another winner - The Cocktail Jam Gift Box comprising Mojito, Bramble, Negroni and Bellini jams  http://www.harveynichols.com/1928881-cocktail-jam-gift-box/

Tassen face bowls from the Southbank Centre Shop. Jolie laide as the French would say. There are chirpy egg cups and a lugubrious teapot too, all reminiscent of John Tenniel's Alice illustrations for Lewis Carroll http://shop.southbankcentre.co.uk/happyohpleasebowls.html

Adventure Time Cookie Jar - it's Jake! Jake! From Forbidden Planet https://forbiddenplanet.com/118392-adventure-time-ceramic-cookie-jar-jake/

Toasted StayPuft Marshmallow Man - look at his cross little face. From The Cinema Store http://www.thecinemastore.co.uk/

Blade Runner whiskey glasses. Make like Deckard with these chunky beauties. Oh yes. From Firebox - order by midday Thursday 18th! http://www.firebox.com/product/4346/Blade-Runner-Whiskey-Glass

Last but not least, these toy food shopping sets are aimed at the little foodie in your life. I (not so) secretly want all of them for myself. From IKEA http://m.ikea.com/gb/en/catalog/functional/18681/18734/?chapterId=18737

So run / order online as fast as you can to make sure you have the perfect Christmas gifts!

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Perfect Christmas Present - Signed Copy of NOODLE! with Free P&P!

Snowman noodles

So it's that time of year when you're thinking, 

"I can't possibly get Mum a gift of smellies again", 
"I've no idea what to get for Dad!", 
"Would Gran want another scarf for Christmas?", 
"What am I meant to get for my brother this time?"

Rudolf eating tamen

Here's the perfect Christmas present solution for my readers in the UK - a signed copy of my book NOODLE!

Your friends and family will love you, and you'll reap the benefits as they lavish noodle dish after noodle dish upon you.

As for the book itself, not only will it have my beauteous signature inscribed on it, I will even draw you an exceedingly shabby Christmas-themed doodle inside!

  • Ever wanted a picture of Rudolf eating ramen?
  • Or Frosty the Snowman wistfully eating summer rolls?

Just let me know what you want (awful puns and all)!

And for a limited time running up to Christmas, post and packaging is free, so you'll only pay £12.99.

Click on "Add to Cart" below - last orders by Friday 12th December to ensure delivery by Christmas - UK readers only.



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Friday, 19 September 2014

The Naws have it - on the question of Scottish independence

United Kingdom Biscuit Tin

Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a' that,)
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That Man to Man, the world o'er,
Shall brothers be for a' that.
("Is There for Honest Poverty" - Robert Burns)

Wherever you stood on the question of Scottish independence, whether you were able to vote or not, a democratic decision has been made that the Union will continue.

Let's hope that real change will come now, as has been promised, so that the 45% of Scotland's population who said "Yes" to independence might be convinced that we really can be better together:

O let us not, like snarling curs,
In wrangling be divided,
Till, slap! come in an unco loun,
 And wi' a rung decide it!
Be Britain still to Britain true,
Amang ourselves united;
For never but by British hands
Maun British wrangs be righted!
No! never but by British hands
Shall British wrangs be righted!
("Does Haughty Gaul Invasion Threat" - Robert Burns)

In the meantime, the biscuit tin pictured above from M & S is a rather sweet way of highlighting just how great Britain can be (and contains some lovely Scottish shortbread, no less).