Last month we escaped to England. We ate well and walked and saw friends and visited old houses and gardens. It couldn’t have been better.

My very favorite things, in no particular order: Perfumer H, The Second Shelf, Liberty, Lyle’s, Rochelle Canteen, Jolene, Morito Hackney Road, 2 Willow Road, Chelsea Physic Garden, Hatfield House, Charleston, The Pig. (More on Instagram)


Is Rochelle Canteen the most perfect restaurant in the world? Probably. If you don’t already have it, Margot Henderson’s cookbook, You’re All Invited,  is worth checking out if for nothing other than these super delicious ANZAC biscuits. They’re so chewy and golden and perfect with a cup of tea.

Arnold Circus Biscuits (from You’re All Invited by Margot Henderson)

  • 100g Porridge Oats (you can use rolled oats)
  • 75g desiccated coconut
  • 100g all-purpose flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g demerara sugar
  • 100g salted butter
  • 50g golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat the oven to 350°F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Put the oats, coconut, flour, and both sugars into a large bowl and mix to combine.

Put the butter in a pan and add the golden syrup. Heat slowly and stir until the butter and syrup have melted together. Put the baking soda into a cup and add 2 tablespoons of boiling water and mix to dissolve. Pour the mixture into the pan and stir to combine. Add to the dry ingredients and mix into a crumbly paste.

Take generous teaspoonfuls of the dough and roll them into balls. Place them on baking trays leaving an inch or two between them, they will spread. Bake for about 12 minutes, until they have spread out and are a nice dark golden color.

Cool completely before storing in an airtight tin.

6 comments to “England!”


    June 16th, 2019 at 3:27 pm

    Love this post! Your pictures are positively enchanting and made me nostalgic for the UK.

  2. Your photos of England are beautiful! Looks like a wonderful trip.

    The biscuits are appealing, but I’m allergic to coconut. Would you advise simply omitting or could you suggest a substitute?

  3. I must admit I found it amusing that you finished your post about your UK trip with a recipe for Anzac biscuits. But they are a staple in my Aussie household. I even posted a batch to my daughter when she was in England during her epic gap year trip. They travel well. I think that was the original idea.
    PS just so all readers know – Anzac is the acronym for Australian New Zealand Armed Forces.

  4. Charleston Farmhouse is at the top of my list of places to see in England that I have not already seen. It seems you love Bloomsbury as much as I do. Thanks for posting these lovely pictures. Is the picture of Violet, the bakery?

  5. Pretty sure heaven is that bedroom in the second photo. What a fun bunch of photos! Hope it was a magical trip.

  6. Jeffrey C says:

    July 5th, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    When does this sequel to The Trip come out on Netflix?

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