Hi, my name is Chloe I love to eat and enjoy drinking tea. I was diagnosed as being allergic to cow’s milk as a child in the 1980’s. Back then it was rare occurrence. At school my mum gave me squash to take to school whilst the other children had their milk. I had my own pack up to take to parties and days out. I looked forward to the weekends when I would go to a local health food shop and get my carob biscuits and special crisps. These days I follow a dairy free and lactose free diet. Luckily things are a bit easier with the advent of free from products, or are they? It is certainly easier to get dairy free and lactose free food and drinks. However, it is not uncommon for products that I have enjoyed for a long time to change their ingredients and become unsuitable. Eating out is still problematic, but waiting staff appear to be more knowledge about food allergies and intolerances so let’s hope that this only continues to improve. I find social media a great source of help and support finding new products and recipes to try or to now avoid. I have therefore taken the plunge to join in and share my thoughts and opinions on the food, cups of tea, cafes and restaurants that I try. I hope that you enjoy my blog. Please feel free to comment any feedback is much appreciated.