Bocconcino Restaurant, Mayfair, London

The weather in London is beautiful at the moment so it meant a lovely walk this evening to Berkley Square and to Bocconcino Restaurant.  Bocconcino had invited us for a complimentary meal to try their Italian fayre and, as that’s my favourite cuisine I was very excited! I love Mediterranean flavours and fresh seafood and…

VIVO Bistro – Quinta do Lago, Algarve, Portugal

Wow, is all I can say!  What a transformation!  I’ve been coming to Four Seasons Fairways in Quinta do Lago for as long as I can remember and they’ve had a complete revamp!  The whole clubhouse and pool has been transformed into a beautifully chic area with a new restaurant to match.  VIVO Bistro is…

Best Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce

Bolognese Sauce (or Bolognaise as the English call it) is that classic Italian dish that everyone seems to have a different recipe for.  Below is mine which I’ve perfected over many years and many attempts.  This is the way I prefer to cook and eat it.  I like to make Slow Cooked Bolognese Sauce as it…

Champagne Brunch at the Landmark Hotel, London, UK

Recently it was my Mummy’s birthday and as a gift, my brother and I bought her Champagne Brunch at the Landmark Hotel.  We’ve done delicious brunches before in Paris, and the Opera Brunch in Madrid was an incredible experience.  Love Brunch at Bovino in Portugal was amazing, but we’ve never gone for an elegant brunch…

Courgetti Aglio E Olio with King Prawns

(Zucchini Noodles – Zoodles – with Garlic, Chilli & Jumbo Shrimp) Apparently there is a courgette (zucchini) shortage in London (I’m  actually not joking) that I was completely unaware of.  My mum told me about it – it’s been on the news and everything!  From what I’ve been hearing, everyone is on a New Year’s Health…

Fish Cafe, Hampstead, London

90 mins of Power Yoga left me aching in a good way and wanting to do some more exercise.  We had plans to meet Dan’s family tonight in Hampstead for dinner, so we decided to walk there as all in all it would probably be about a 2hr walk and the route was nice one,…

Henley Regatta

Saturday was Girls Day Out!  A day at Henley Regatta with Josephine, JiaJia and Mandy.  I hadn’t been before and the weather looked like it would hold, so a day out in the country, by the river sounded like a great idea. I met Josephine at Paddington and we caught the train to Twyford where…

Kerry’s Bday BBQ

This weekend saw Kerry’s Birthday BBQ, so Dan and I headed back to Essex to share in the celebrations.  The weather wasn’t amazing but the rain held off so we were all outside in the garden.  It was lovely to see Tom and Kerry’s new house (they only moved in 6 weeks ago) and although…

Caprese Chicken ‘Pasta’ with Courgetti Spaghetti

This post was published on my Courgetti Spaghetti Recipe Round-Up Tonight the weather was a bit miserable so I wanted something warming and comforting.  Not able to eat ‘pasta’ as such, I decided on cooking a Courgetti Spaghetti dish using my Spiralizer.  Longing to be back in Puglia I went with an Italian theme and decided to…

Puglia (Day 4 – MY BIRTHDAY!!!)

Catch up on… Puglia Night 1, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 3 Now anyone that knows me will know that I’m a bit of a birthday princess!  I’ve even been accused of stretching my birthday out to a birthday month, encompassing the whole of June, but I honestly believe that everyone’s birthday should be the most…

Puglia (Day 2)

Catch up on  Puglia First Night, Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 3, Puglia Day 4 This morning we woke up early again and it was slightly overcast 🙁 so we decided to take a trip down the coast to see if we could chase the sun.  Having researched the prettiest beaches in the area, the one that was…

Puglia – Dinner in Polignano A Mare

If you like Dinner in Polignano A Mare read more at:  Puglia Day 1, Puglia Day 2, Puglia Day 3, Puglia Day 4 I’d been desperate to visit Puglia (the heel of the boot of Italy) for a while now after hearing how beautiful and unspoilt it was.  It’s one of those places that really…