Madrid (Day 3)

Catch up on Madrid Day 1, Madrid Day 2 This morning was our last in Madrid, and we decided to do what most Madrilenos do on a Sunday morning which is head to the El Rastro, flea market to wander around the stalls in the sunshine.  I didn’t realise it would be so huge; there must’ve been…

Madrid (Day 2)

Catch up on Madrid Day 1, Madrid Day 3 Apologies for the extremely long post yesterday, but we did so much and I didn’t want to leave anything out.  Hopefully today’s will be a bit more concise!… Another absolutely gorgeous day and this morning the plan was to head to the Mercado San Anton, another market like the Mercado…

Madrid (Day 1)

See also Madrid Day 2, Madrid Day 3 Wow, so I’ve just come back from an amazing 3 days in Madrid with my mum to celebrate our birthdays, and what an amazing trip we had.  Perfect weather, lots of walking, sightseeing, fabulous food, amazing wine and a few special treats for my mum thrown in made…

German Gymnasium

Our friend Craig turned 40 recently and had a big party whilst we were in Tarifa.  We were gutted to miss it so decided to throw him a surprise dinner with another friend, Laura, to make up for it.  He’d been wanting to try the restaurant German Gymnasium near Kings Cross so we booked him…

Carrot Cake Muffins with Dates & Pecans (SCD/Paleo)

It’s my Mummy’s birthday in a couple of days and I’m taking her to Madrid for the weekend.  We’ve usually gone to Portugal or Paris but fancied a change this year, so watch this space for the Madrid Recap!  Our birthdays are less than 2 weeks apart so we usually go away for a girl’s…

HUSH Restaurant – Birthday Treat for Melissa

Today was Melissa’s birthday, one of my best friends, and as she works round the corner from me I decided to treat her to lunch at a restaurant of her choice.  She chose HUSH, a restaurant in Lancashire Court with a pretty little outside courtyard to sit in and enjoy the sun…well the weather had other…

Ciao Bella Birthday

Every year for our birthdays, everyone in my family gets to pick a special restaurant that they want to go to and we all go out for dinner.  Well I’m about to be 32 in a couple of weeks and I still hadn’t had my 31st birthday dinner.  Playing catch-up, as I needed to get…

BBQ times 2

The weather today was so much nicer than forecasted that we were invited to a couple of impromptu barbeques, one at my auntie’s house and one at Dan’s sister’s flat.  Luckily they were a lunch event and a dinner event so we set off for BBQ No1 in Notting Hill for lunch with my family. I have…

Stuffed Mushrooms & a Trip Home

Feeling like we should probably do some exercise (after last night’s excesses) Dan and I got up this morning and went to our Saturday morning BODYPUMP class.  After that I showered quickly and jumped on the tube out to Essex to spend some time with my parents. I always love heading home – the family house…

Supper Club

So before I even met Dan, he and some of his friends had a supper club going on which I’ve now become a part of too.  Every couple of months each one of them would take it in turns to cook for and host all of the others for a fun evening.  Tonight was Josephine and…

Sam & Russell’s Wedding

Last week we had the honour of being invited to Samantha Bolans and Russell Tate’s wedding.  Sam is an old friend of Dan’s from his schooldays and so we headed to Royston near Cambridge to celebrate the day with them. South Farm was a gorgeous venue and we were ushered into The Old Dairy for the wedding…

Feta & Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken Breasts & ‘BODYVIVE’

Tonight was the start of a new class at my local gym.  BODYVIVE which described itself as a mix between BODYATTACK, CX WORX and BODYBALANCE – all LES MILLS classes I’ve taken before and enjoyed so I wanted to give it a go.  It was a 45min class and the first 25mins were devoted to…