“Oh wow, this has been slow-going, huh?” I say to Q as we wind South through ever more affluent villages toward the outer reaches of North London. He’s tired and hungry after a hard day at work, and I’ve eagerly accepted an invitation which, having not thoroughly researched due to said eagerness, is rather a long drive away for a weekday evening.
I feel like all my life I’ve just made do when it comes to blenders and food processors. I’ve never truly invested in a good one and as a result I shell out for a new one every few years. They’re one of those things where you get what you pay for, and honestly? I’ve got what I’ve paid for…
It didn’t take long for me to realise that Edinburgh has the same problem as London where there are just too many good places to eat and not enough time in the world to try them all. I asked the locals on Twitter for help and I was inundated with excited responses about where I just had to eat. Cue an intense sense of FOMO, how was I going to pick?!
In case anyone hadn’t quite noticed, the rugby has come to Milton Keynes! So many accents about the place from all over the country; it’s nice that MK is getting some limelight! How handy that a fellow local food aficionado threw a charity food festival last weekend, right opposite the train station to greet visitors to the city!
I’ve just come back from a glorious fortnight in St Lucia! Sun, sea, sand, rum… more rum. Yeah, it’s safe to say that my diet on holiday was not the best! Getting five-a-day was not on my agenda and most fruit I consumed came with an umbrella in it.
It’s always around this time of year that my stomach starts to think differently. I’m dreaming less and less about pasta salads and sushi, the deteriorating weather instead turning my tastebuds towards red wine, roast dinners and rich sauces.
Forget stellar performance and tantalising conversation. The best (laziest) way to win popularity points in a new job is with food. Or rather, once your colleagues learn you have a food blog, passing your probation will be held to ransom so you’ve got no choice!
So just when you thought coffee had done everything it possibly could, here comes the latest trend in caffeine. I suppose among the flat whites and frappuccinos and skinny-mocha-latte-do-dahs, cold brew coffee is a boldly plain and simple offering.
Bloody hell. London is a bit nice really, isn’t it? I mean, when you’re sat sky high with a dim sum menu in one hand and an insane cocktail in the other (which you’re drinking way too quickly) you can’t help but think it’s one of the best cities in the world.
The list of places worth going to that I’ve not yet visited in my home town is becoming increasingly short, but it does still exist! I would love to eliminate the list altogether this year and this weekend I got to check off another destination. A Thai restaurant sneakily hidden behind Wetherspoons on one of the main streets in central Milton Keynes. Very easy to miss which is why I’ve never been until now!