This was my fourth trip to the island and having spent over two months there in total, along with the local knowledge of my in-laws who have lived there for a decade, I like to think that I know St Lucia pretty well by now.
I am too excited that the limbo that was Summer is over! Summer is great and all, y’know, when the sun is actually shining, but year after year I find myself gushing in my September blog posts about how incredibly happy I am to welcome in the Autumn.
I sometimes think it feels as though every Brit has some kind of tie to Cyprus; whether they’ve been themselves or know someone (who knows someone) who has moved out there. I first visited Cyprus when I was 13 years old and my parents loved it so much that we returned every year until I was all grown up and flew the nest. My parents continued to visit, toying with the idea of joining those people who’ve made the move to live there.
Well. After 8 years of Q and I talking about how much we’d love to visit Vancouver, we’ve finally gone and done it! I cannot believe I’m actually here and writing this post from our sky high apartment in the heart of the city. Fast cars are zooming by below and the sun is shining on the mountains in the distance. Mountains as the backdrop for a city, what an absolute dream!
Well it looks like Summer finally showed up. The problem I have with Summer is that I live in a flat. A flat without a balcony, which means no al fresco dining or BBQ’s for yours truly; time to get that tiny violin out.
You know those conversations that divide people over what combination of courses is best: whether you’re a starter and main sort of person, or a main and dessert person? Well, the correct combination is of course all of them. Specifically: five.
Nestled in my favourite city and serving my favourite food, I suppose Yauatcha could be described as my food Mecca. I first discovered the Soho restaurant when taking Q for his birthday. We had a fantastic time munching our way through classic dim sum and gourmet new kinds. I was pretty excited when I heard a new Yauatcha (city) was opening, I was even more ecstatic when I was invited to see what I thought.