Holla! This week has been fabulous, as ever! On reflection it has been a very foodie week too! My two great loves are theatre and fine dining and usually the pendulum swings toward more theatrical goings on due to the nature of my job however this week I spent more time eating (she says, rolling around like a pudding.) Anyway, here goes it.
On Monday I was still in Germany! Monday’s at carnival involve going to the city centre to watch a big parade, so that is exactly what we did!
We headed to the same spot we watched the parade from last year – I can’t remember the name of the exact spot but there are always lots of people lining the streets awaiting the parade to go by! Floats are always interesting, and some quite political. It is customary to shout “Carmella” and “strussya*”(*That is absolutely not how you spell that!) at passing displays which essentially means they will chuck flowers and sweets at you. Score.
After 5 days of solid drinking and dressing up I headed back home to London. When I got home (feeling grumpy and tired) I was happy to see Will who had made me dinner and a cute welcome home card.
I took a half day on Tuesday so I could recover from carnival and do essentially life maintenance like wash my undies. I made myself a lovely breakfast which prepared me for the day then I headed to work.
Tuesday was pancake day so me and Will made a variety of pancakes; some savoury and some sweet – all bloody marvellous. We washed them down with a beer and an episode of Better Call Saul – perfecto!
As I knew I’d be tired from Cologne, I didn’t plan too much at the beginning of the week and on Wednesday I was thrilled just to go home and relax after work, something I perhaps don’t do enough!
I made myself and Will a pretty fabulous Thai curry from scratch (even if I do say so myself!!) we ate it in basked in the glory of an early night. #rocknroll
Ooh Thursday was filled with all the food joy! At lunch time my colleagues and I went to nearby restaurant, Beagle, which is just next to Hoxton station. I order the onglet of steak (served blue!) and it came with some FABULOUS chunky chips, that we’re actually more like potato wedges. With a side salad and some dipping aioli my life was complete!!!
Still feeling full but a glutton for all that is tasty, I met my lovely Friend Emma after work for a Vietnamese. Where I work on Kingsland Road, I am absolutely surrounded by Vietnamese restaurants! We shared some king prawn summer rolls (that literally tasted like sunshine and joy!) and I opted for a bowl of pho as I thought it would be a lighter option ( I was wrong!)
Waddling away from the restaurant, we had tickets to see my lovely friend Katie Brennan in a show at the nearby Rosemary Branch Theatre. Hurrah!
Friday was bitter-sweet; my friend and work colleague handed in her notice at work which is great as she is moving back up to Leeds for a good opportunity but sad as she is flying the Hoxton nest. Waa. We went for a beer after work then I headed to my lovely friend Emma Minihan’s Adventure Time themed birthday party!
I painted myself yellow as I was the Breakfast Princess. My costume looked good however when it came to going home, I tried to remove the yellow face paint but failed miserably, meaning I was sat on the Northern Line at 1am looking like a reject Simpson #yolo.
On Saturday I had a relaxing little morning in my flat (Will was away working in Liverpool) then I headed to Cambridge to see my family and celebrate my mums birthday.
We headed to a LUSH Indian restaurant in Newmarket called Montaz and went to town ordering a legit Asian banquet. Mum’s Birthday is actually next week but my sister, Julia, is heavily pregnant and her baby (a girl!!!) is due in little over a week. We thought it was best to get a dinner in while we could!
After a lovely meal followed by cake in Tia Maria at mums house on Saturday night, we had quiet a lazy morning this morning. My step dad made us a lovely fry up for brunch and then mum and I took the dog, Bracken, for a walk before I caught my train back to London.
I’m now sat at home waiting for Will to get back and wondering what to have for dinner 🙂
Do let me know what you have been up to this week!