Week 21 – feasting in Paris and London, plus The Fat Bear review

I never anticipated how tiring growing another human could be, and recently my diary hasn’t reflected this added burden. Wednesday evenings are NCT evenings nowadays, which gives us 2.5 hours of baby ‘training’: how to hold a baby (using a doll), the realities of labour (scary), and of course the opportunity to meet seven other […]

Week 20 – summer Sunday roast chicken dinner

Not too much to share at the moment, as pregnancy has been severely messing with my foodie plans. Either I spend my time guzzling Gaviscon, or have to fast and then ‘breakfast’ on Lucozade as part of my gestational diabetes test. Yummy. But I did have a lovely and summery roast chicken dinner at the […]

Weeks 18 & 19 – eating “Welsh” in Lille

When I recently visited Lille as an early birthday celebration (as on my actual birthday I will be quite heavily pregnant) I really didn’t expect to see the dish of the day in many restaurants proudly proclaimed as “Welsh”. As we walked up the main foodie street ‘Rue de Gand’ I spotted a restaurant called […]

J is for Jamaica – The Rum Kitchen

When Jo and Charlotte suggested Jamaican food for our latest Alphabet Adventure, I knew I’d be stepping outside of my comfort zone. It’s a cuisine which has never particularly appealed to me, mainly because I am a coward when it comes to spices and don’t enjoy hot food. I had never tried jerk, rice and […]

I is for Israel – The Palomar

Of course for our Alphabet Adventure beginning with ‘I’, an Indian would have been an easy one, but we wanted to try something a bit different and I’d read some fantastic reviews of The Palomar, which describes itself as serving food from modern-day Jerusalem. Centrally ¬†located for all of us in London, we were a […]

H is for Hawaii – Kua’Aina

I feel terrible about taking so long to write this post – when Charlotte, Jo and I went to Kua’Aina for our H instalment of Alphabet Adventures, Charlotte was barely pregnant with her second child (Evie is now a couple of months old!) and I didn’t have any notions of getting pregnant myself (I am […]

Week 13 – eating my way around the Cotswolds

Our good friends Niasha and Jigi returned from Sri Lanka for a short trip back to the UK with their baby Georgie last week, so along with other friends Jo (from Alphabet Adventures) and Billy, we staged a reunion. The last time we saw eachother was 2 years ago when Jo, Billy, Andrew and I […]

Weeks 8 & 9 – a week of welsh cooking

After finally catching up on my weekly blog posts, life and work got in the way and I ended up falling behind again … but I am back now with a brief overview of some of the highlights of the last two weeks, and my plans for some St David’s Day celebrations for the coming […]

Week 6 – a jaunt around Cambridge, and a belated Christmas dinner

After our trip to Wales, which included a day out in Pembrokeshire to visit Andrew’s parents where they were staying, they decided to come to London to visit us. We hadn’t seen them since before Christmas, so it seemed only right that we had a Christmas meal together before we exchanged our gifts. We started […]

Week 5 – celebrating our 20th anniversary at The Hardwick in Abergavenny

Andrew and I met at the start of our second year at university, when we moved into the same house together. 3 months later we started seeing eachother, and that was 20 years ago on 25 January 2016. Sometimes I cannot believe we’ve been so happy together for so long, especially as we’ve lived with […]