The Travel Report: First Week in New York

Before 2017 I had never traveled outside of Europe. Sometime back in January, fueled by the season of resolutions, I said: “I want this to be the year that I take a long haul flight”. It was the first step towards us going on an adventure. In March we booked flights; we were going to…

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The Food Report: The London Carriage Works

Last week, meeting a very dear friend for a reunion before he jetted off to another far-away country, I went along to The London Carriage Works on Hope Street for a delightful dinner. Whilst this might be a little out of our usual budget for a Monday evening, their ‘Autumn Mondays’ offers two courses for…

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The Weekly Report

Watching The end of the Bake Off, with new pyjamas, pie and pudding; Educating the East End, a rewatch of Peep Show and a weekend dose of Spaced. Listening to The new podcast from the This American Life team, Serial. It’s absolutely engrossing, and I love how much the team are working to get new people listening to podcasts. Reading Still The Secret History. It’s taking me forever but I don’t…

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The Food Report: Plum and Almond Crumble

I’m going to make a very bold claim today. This is the best crumble I’ve ever made: a plum and almond crumble. I picked up a load of beautiful plums from the Farmers’ Market a couple of weeks ago. Wonderful seasonal stone fruit is one of my favourite things and it called for an amazing…

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The Weekly Report

Watching Bake Off, Cuckoo, too much Saturday morning cookery TV.  Listening to The Archers, This American Life, lots of Fleetwood Mac. Reading Sadly I’ve been a little bit too busy for reading books – I’ll try to get some done this week! I did grab a copy of Bitten though, which I’m really enjoying, and I’ve been lusting over my…

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The Food Report: Maray Review

Maray opened 3 months ago on Bold Street and ever since I saw their tagline – Falafel x Cocktails – I have been trying to make it there. Finally, an opportunity opened itself up this week and we made it along for a Tuesday night treat! The menu consists of small plates and big platters, all…

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The PS Waverley

For my Grandpa’s 80th birthday back in February we booked tickets on the PS Waverley – the last seafaring paddle steamer in the world! It’s been up in Scotland for the summer so we waited until last weekend to use our tickets and spent a Sunday cruising the seas. We set off from Clevedon Pier in…

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The Drinks Report: The Curio Canteen Cold Brew Coffee

At Fieldview a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of trying The Curio Canteen’s Cold Brew Coffee. Whipped up in a kitchen dedicated to honest ingredients and exciting treats, I absolutely loved the flavour, brand and adorable packaging of this coffee. Anything that makes me feel like a school milk monitor is a…

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The Food Report: A Seafood Feast

Last week in Bournemouth, we held a mini Nom Nom Club with some new members. To celebrate our proximity to the shores, we create a seafood feast! We ate: sushi and prawn spring rolls, all lovingly wrapped by hand; a fish curry made by Olivia that I still can’t quite get over; a beautiful sea…

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The Weekly Report

Watching Bake Off, Cuckoo.  Listening to The Archers, This American Life, The Food Programme, lots of Black Keys and Beirut. Reading The Secret History. The lovely new Yoga Journal layout, especially this great advice on yoga for runners. Writing All of the lists I mentioned last week are now in my lovely Acad-Pad! Eating Extra amazing fajitas and guacamole, Nigel Slater’s herb burgers,…

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