Three Years in London

Today marks three years since I moved to London. It’s weird, because I still feel like a bit of a newcomer here, yet three years is a pretty significant chunk of my life so far. Three years is the longest I have spent in one place, doing the same thing, since I was eighteen years … Continue reading Three Years in London

Back to Blogging

I still get the back-to-school feeling this time of year, so it always feels like a good time to start things. This September it is back to blogging! (Plus a little makeover for the site, still in progress.) I have no explanation for the unexpected summer off, except a total lack of motivation, and perhaps … Continue reading Back to Blogging

Why my life would be better if I didn’t commute

Completely unsurprisingly I got exasperated on the way home today. There have been speed restrictions on the trains since this morning because of a broken bit of track, so I was lucky I wasn’t late for work. However, I was late to my evening-at-home-relaxing, so that was annoying. (Not to mention the woman who pushed … Continue reading Why my life would be better if I didn’t commute

A little gem: Gem Bar, Soho

Recently my friend and I attended the relaunch of Gem Bar in Soho. Just off Beak Street, five minutes from Oxford Circus, it’s perfectly placed for a post-shopping drink. Before the event we were asked our favourite spirit and whether we preferred sweet or sour drinks, so we could have a bespoke cocktail waiting for … Continue reading A little gem: Gem Bar, Soho

Caribbean food and cocktails at Sugar Dumplin, Kingston

One of the things I love about being a blogger is having the opportunity to try places I might never have visited for myself. I have started eating a greater variety of food since moving to London (yesterday marked two years since moving – post on this soon!) but I had never been to a Caribbean … Continue reading Caribbean food and cocktails at Sugar Dumplin, Kingston

Photo diary: a weekend in London

This weekend, my sister came to visit. And it seems that we spent most of the time eating and drinking... TGI Friday: I thanked God it was my Friday on Thursday evening, with cocktails, Cajun chicken pasta and cookie dough cheesecake. Friday, Breakfast Club: we both opted for the All American breakfast at the Breakfast … Continue reading Photo diary: a weekend in London

Weekend Coffee Share: June’s Happy Days

Weekend Coffee Share is a feature hosted by Part-Time Monster. Read other posts in the link-up here. Hello, Weekend Coffee Share! I haven’t taken part in a while – actually, I have struggled to blog for a while – but let’s change that today. If we were having coffee, I would tell you that there … Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: June’s Happy Days

Brasilian Barbecue at Cabana Brixton

I wrote about the recent blogger event at Cabana Islington; after that, it was time to try the restaurant in Brixton. Provided you turn the correct way when you come out of the station (which I didn’t - look out for the New Look and it’s down the next side street) the restaurant is only a … Continue reading Brasilian Barbecue at Cabana Brixton