I know that I don’t do badly for eating out regularly but honestly I wish I could do it even more. I’m one of those people who stares blankly when someone says they get sick of restaurants on holiday. (Why do so many people day that?)
You may remember me raving about The Anchor during the Winter, which I’ve visited a couple of times since reviewing and has become a real favourite of mine amid the stiff competition for quality pubs in Buckinghamshire. Epic Pubs, the group behind The Anchor, have just added a new place to their portfolio, which they invited me to come and try once it had opened.
I’m doing a great job of late ticking off a number of restaurants from my hit list! Almost two years since we started talking about visiting the Hand & Flowers, we finally visited this week.
Isn’t it amazing when hard work pays off? January has been a tough month for this food blogger: setting myself a goal to eat ultra healthy, train more and get myself in better shape for my wedding dress appointment at the end of the month to take my measurements.
Well I only went and bloody did it! Hellooo size 10 dress! It’s been tough, postponing reviews, turning down event invites… Yep, it’s safe to say once that appointment was done I was ready to celebrate and indulge a little.
Picture the scene: Q and I are driving home. I’ve had a long day, it’s freezing cold, there’s a hole in my left boot which has been letting the rain in and despite the miserable weather and instinctive cravings for tasty things I have stuck rigidly to a day (many, many days) of clean eating. Yes, my will power has been damn impressive this January, but after three weeks (three weeks!) without a single indulgent morsel, I was completely ready, body and soul, to devour something delicious.