Duck and waffle at the Duck and Waffle – review

Andrew and I first met as second year university students when we moved into the same house. That was in 1996, and four cats and one child later, we’re still going strongly. Although we never buy each other anniversary presents or cards, we always like to mark the occasion with a nice meal or holiday. […]

Alphabet Adventures – M is for Mauritius

Ever since I moved to this part of North London, which is home to well known Greek and Turkish restaurants, I have been intrigued by the Mauritian restaurant near Turnpike Lane called Le Chamarel. And what better time to give it a try, than when Jo and Charlotte want a new location for the latest […]

New year easy eats with Froothie (review)

I have a confession to make, and I am not very proud of it. Almost a year ago, Froothie sent me a couple of kitchen gadgets to play with and review. Now, when companies send bloggers gadgets, or food, a blogger is under no obligation to write about the product. However, what the company hopes […]

Week 21 – The Frog Restaurant by Adam Handling (review)

Sometimes when you are getting no sleep, no sleep, and more no sleep, the only answer is to go out and get drunk! Okay, that’s not quite what I did at The Frog Restaurant, but my mummy friends and I did treat ourselves to the tasting menu and drinks pairing, which was quite a lot […]

Week 7 2017 – fondue at Edith’s House, Crouch End (review)

The area of North London I live in is pretty much perfect for life as a mother: full of baby-friendly cafes, restaurants and parks. When I don’t have anything particular planned and it is a dry day, I pack Ioan up in his pram and head out to Muswell Hill or Crouch End for a […]

Working with Froothie to #Jumpstart17

This post contains affiliate links I do love a piece of kitchen gadgetry, but having the money and room for lots of pieces of kit means I cannot indulge in new toys as much as I would like. Andrew usually treats me to gifts for the kitchen for Christmas and birthdays, because he knows that […]

Week 5 2017 – eating wisely, but not well, at the MaE Deli (review)

My lovely friend Jo and I have a tradition of treating each other to a birthday meal each year. Unfortunately for Jo, her birthday falls in early January, when she – and everyone else – is trying to eat a bit more virtuously, so we generally choose a restaurant that allows some healthy-ish options. This […]

The Sportsman in Seasalter, Kent (review)

To celebrate my 40th birthday, you may recall that we spent a few days at the Fisherman’s cottages in Whitstable. Andrew’s friend Emma had suggested that we visit The Sportsman pub in nearby Seasalter for a celebratory dinner, so I emailed them to make a reservation the week before we were due to visit. I […]

Week 4 – a birthday meal at Grain Store

One of my favourite traditions is the one that my friend Jo and I share, and that is to treat eachother to a birthday meal each year. We used to go with our friend Niasha who has now moved back to Sri Lanka, and sometimes Charlotte of Alphabet Adventures joins us, but we never miss it. This […]

An ‘It’s Not Easy Being Greedy’ 2015 year in review

Happy New Year! 2015 for us has been a good year personally, professionally, and for the blog, and I have high hopes and expectations for our adventures in 2016. Before writing this post I decided to take a look back at my 2015 blogging resolutions, and like all good new year’s resolutions I have managed […]