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 […]

Grandcoeur Restaurant & Brasserie – Paris (review)

After my rather unsatisfactory experience at an Ethiopian restaurant in Paris, my faith was restored when my colleagues and I visited GrandCoeur in the Marais district of Paris. We’d spent the day together action planning for 2016 and were all rather exhausted, but immediately perked up as we entered the beautiful restaurant, which was quiet […]

Week 3 – Ethiopian food in … Paris

Okay, okay, I know it’s not week 3 of the year and we are actually already in ¬†February (seriously, where is this year going?!) but I am desperately trying to catch up on some blog posts as I’ve had a lot of foodie fun but not enough time to write about it recently. So, back […]

Week 30 – some much needed rest

When I look back over my recent meal planning blog posts, I realise why I am feeling a touch knackered. Since the end of May we’ve had so much on; and whilst it has all been wonderful (concerts, nights out, posh meals, birthday celebrations, weekends away etc) I definitely feel like it has caught up […]

Weeks 24 & 25 – birthday binging in style

My few regular fans (hi Mum!) may have noticed that I missed last week’s meal plan. This is because I was in no position to type: I was either eating, in a stupor recovering from eating, or listening to live music (whilst eating). Annoyingly I also had to fit in the usual work-related tasks which […]

Week 5 – a whole week at home to look forward to

Working for a French company, I get to travel to our Paris office quite frequently. Whilst I hate having to wake up at 5am to catch the train, and staying in a hotel is boring, I love taking the opportunity to spend time with my French colleagues. But I’ve been travelling a fair bit recently […]

Tres bien New Year meals in Paris – friends, food and flambee

I actually wrote this post last weekend, and planned to publish it today. During the week we have seen the awful terrorist attacks in Paris which have shocked us all, and it prompted me to add an extra note before publishing. I love Paris: working for a French company, having lots of French friends, and […]