Week 28 – escaping Brexit pain in Paris

Living in a democracy is a wonderful thing, but when a result is not what you’d hoped, it can be hard to see that … especially when you have listened to months of political rhetoric that you find hard to stomach. We woke up on Friday morning to a result we had been dreading, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week 16 & 17 – Asian food from Hoo Hing

Ever since I first drove past Hoo Hing Asian supermarket on the North Circular (I say drove, probably a more accurate description would be ‘ever since I was first stuck in traffic by Hoo Hing), I have been keen to go there and indulge in my favourite hobby of filling my cupboards with unusual food. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Week 11 – lunch and dinner thanks to Hungry Healthy Happy

I think I have mentioned a few times that one of the things which has most helped me improve my blog (in my view at least, you may disagree), is the support and advice of a community of bloggers. Originally connecting through Facebook, many of us have now met in real life, attending events and […]

Week 7 – lunch with Ching-He Huang for Chinese new year

Hey, it says it’s week 7, and it was week 7. I have finally caught up with the year on It’s Not Easy Being Greedy, although I can’t promise to stay up to date … This week included pancake day – one of my favourites, as I love pancakes. Instead of the usual crepes, I […]

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 […]