About Me: I like to watch both of my sons play football, my husband and I enjoy growing lovely fruit and vegetables on our allotment and, on nice sunny days, we all like to relax at our family beach hut.
Favourite Meal/Recipe: A family roast dinner, with lemon pavlova for dessert.
Favourite Item on Sale at Ruby & Scarlet: The Robert Welch range, especially the knives, which I am gradually collecting. I am also rather fond of many of the products in the food section!
About Me: When I'm not in the shop, I like to escape to the peace and tranquillity of our beautiful Suffolk countryside. I try to attend regular outdoor bootcamp-style fitness sessions, which I credit with keeping me sane (and hopefully going some way to counteracting the cheese consumption I refer to below!).
Favourite Meal/Recipe: There are not many foods I don't like! I guess my favourite meals are the classics - a Sunday roast lunch, stew and dumplings on a cold winter's day and fish and chips on the beach. My favourite single foodie item is cheese and I will choose that over almost everything else. I enjoy baking, but don't seem to have too much time these days! I guess friends would say my best bakes are cheese scones, cheese and onion quiche and meringues!
Favourite Item on sale at Ruby & Scarlet: I am a big fan of the Dualit hand mixer, and use one at home whenever I am baking cakes or meringues. The Mikasa glasses are very beautiful. Oh, and let's not forget the Cartwright & Butler Gianduja Chocolate Pecans...
About Me: When I escape from the shop I love to spend time with my husband and our rescue dog and needless to say we enjoy going out to eat, drink and catch up with our friends.
Favourite Meal/Recipe: I enjoy cooking, but I leave the 'baking' to Claire. I love it when friends come over for a meal and a catch-up with the obligatory bottle of wine or two... If I had to claim a signature dish I do a mean Moroccan lamb and I also love the flavours of Thai food so I experiment with that quite a bit as well.
I'm not going to mention my kitchen disaster, but needless to say we eventually managed to get all the egg off the ceiling and put a plaster on my burnt hand...
Favourite Item on Sale at Ruby & Scarlet: Any of the Robert Welch range. My husband's family live in the Cotswolds and several years ago they took me to the Robert Welch studio shop in Chipping Campden. I fell in love with the place and the range, and for me it represents home and family.