Photos of the Week #9
WEEK NINE OF 52
This week I’ve managed to do quite a bit of reading, which I’m really happy about. I’ve got a couple of books on the go, plus two more on Istanbul which I’m trying to get through as quickly as possible before we leave on Friday. I’m so excited! I’m going to eat all the hummus and falafel! Apart from reading and eat breakfast and hanging out with Ras in the mornings, I’ve been eating some pretty darn good meals in the evenings, like this chilli with tortilla chips and home-made guacamole.
Saturday was mostly spent drinking coffee and catching up with friends.
(is there a better way to spend your morning?)
I began the day with Lucie, on our weekly coffee date at Small Batch. It’s honestly the best coffee in the world, and made even better with good company and conversations that are probably a little too intense for an early Saturday morning, but oh what a wonderful start to the weekend. We peeled ourselves away from the coffee shop, and the temptation to order another coffee, and popped into Makers Boutique. There were so many nice things, I wanted to buy everything! And we found these cute telephone boxes outside, too. It’s fun being a tourist in your own city.
We parted ways and I ran a couple of errands in town before visiting Peter Andre’s coffee shop, NYCC. I can’t believe I’ve never been before, I’m so ashamed! Another flat white, in the sunshine, with my book, while I waited for Trout to join me.
Trout treated me to lunch at Moshimo, a lovely Japanese restaurant in town. I’m a sucker for inari tofu pockets, they are so sweet, so delicious. We had a glass of freshly squeezed apple, pear and ginger juice each, which was so refreshing. After we’d eaten we met some friends for (another…) coffee before rushing home to pack and catch the bus to my parents house, to begin the evenings celebrations. It was my parents 30th wedding anniversary, my brother-in-law’s parents 25th wedding anniversary and his Mum’s 60s birthday, my sister’s graduation, me and Trout’s 12th anniversary, and plenty of birthdays dotted around at the same time, so my sister sweetly organised a big family meal for us all. We had our own little room, and she’d decorated it with our own balloons and left cards for us all. It was amazing.
While I was at home reading Waitrose Kitchen and spotted a recipe for banoffee peanut butter cake. The minute I showed Trout he had decided that was what I was cooking that evening, and I couldn’t resist. The tray of caramel-coated roasted peanuts was so hard to resist! I may have eaten a few too many pieces of that…
I might blog about the recipe this week because it’s pretty darn good, and a really pretty cake. So that’s what I’ve been up to lately! This week is going to be a bit of a whirlwind at work, but it’s a four-day week and one of those days I’ll be in London for a client’s event at BT Tower, so really it’s only a 3-day week. My Dad worked for BT for around 40 years so I’m really excited to go up the tower. I hope everyone has a lovely week! In case you missed my blog this morning, I’m running a little giveaway to win a lovely cookbook. The giveaway ends next Monday, and don’t forget to leave a comment for every option you choose for entering!
For more photos of what I’ve been eating, what Rasputin’s been up to and what’s happening in Brighton, follow me on Instagram.