A Beach Blanket Babylon Birthday, Notting Hill

Birthday Month Continues!!!  And tonight I was getting treated to a birthday dinner out by my friends Wioletta, Fiona and Robin.  The destination had been kept from me for weeks but I’d finally been let in on the secret – we were going to Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill.  Wioletta had been there once before…

Pride and Providores, Marylebone High St

Today started with a BODYBALANCE class followed by a BODYPUMP class – I was clearly feeling energetic and am now most definitely paying for it!  When we got back from BODYPUMP I made us both a brunch – smashed avocado, bacon and poached eggs on bagels for him, and yoghurt fruit and paleo granola for…

The Anchor & Hope Pub, The Cut, Waterloo

Feeling distraught at the election outcome we decided to head to the South Bank with some friends to sit in the sun and drown our sorrows.  I promise no BREXIT chat on the blog so that’s all I’ll say on the matter! We headed to The Understudy – a nice new bar that we found recently…

Lunch at The Ivy Cafe – Marylebone – London

  On a wet and miserable day in London I had something to look forward to.  Mum and my grandma were heading up to town for the day so I’d booked us into The Ivy Cafe in Marylebone for lunch.  It would have to be a pretty quick affair as they had an appointment at 1.20,…

Lawn Bowls and Lunch

It was the morning after my birthday party at Cork & Bottle and Archer St, so what to do on a hungover Saturday Morning that’s outdoorsy but definitely not too energetic….Lawn Bowls! We decided to take our Swedish guests to Wandsworth Common today for two reasons: Lawn Bowls sounded like a nice way to ease…

Cork & Bottle/Archer St

Celebrations continuing for my ‘Birthday Month’ I’d planned an evening out in London with my friends for tonight.  Dinner at the Cork & Bottle in Leicester Square and then drinks and dancing in Archer St later.  I’ve had many a great night at both of those places and knew that everyone else would enjoy them…

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…

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…