Reviews

Wimbledon Afternoon Tea with Ladbrokes

June 30, 2015

That time of year when the sun has decided to bless us, in London, with its presence has finally arrived! We all sit wondering, or rather lay in the park half naked or lean back in a seat catching rays at the perfect angle, still wondering or instead hoping, yearning and even begging the sun not to leave us again as the memories of waking up for work in the dark and then walking from the train station home in the dark with our shoulders hunched up towards our ear lobes with almost magnetic strength forces of attraction to protect ourselves from blistering winds of winter are still too traumatising to forget. If you are trying to figure out what I am on about don’t hate on me because you live in a hot country and if you managed to follow that never-ending sentence lacking punctuation it is because you clearly feel my pain and I am grateful for your empathy. Whilst I have clearly adopted the British ability to talk about the weather all day, with different people as though it is the juiciest piece of gossip yet to be shared, this blog post is actually got nothing to do with the weather (after all it is a food blog not BBC Weather), but it has everything to do with London’s (and one of the world’s) largest tennis event, which somehow creates an energy throughout the city for tennis fans and even non tennis fans. What are the odds? I am sure Ladbrokes has an answer and if your luck is anything like mine yesterday the dealer will not get one over you since yesterday I had the pleasure of attending Afternoon Tea at the iconic Landmark Hotel courtesy of Ladbrokes Bingo who put extra icing on the cake (or perhaps I should say clotted cream on the scone) by having their Buff Ball Boys join us bloggers at the table.

Ladbrokes Buff Ball Boys

Ladbrokes Buff Ball Boys

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Beverages

April Showers Cocktail

June 26, 2015
April Showers at Aqua Shard

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This week felt like it was almost never-ending at times, as most weeks often do, but thank goodness it’s Friday! Last night I had a strong rum punch that got me in the mood for the upcoming weekend, which has set itself up to be quite promising. From a personal alcohol licence course, to London’s Burger Fest, then dinner with a friend and potentially brunch on Sunday; this weekend has the potential to be the right balance of a little work and a lot more play.  Continue Reading…

Beverages, Gluten-Free Recipes, Quick Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes

Fruit and Vegetable Smoothie

June 22, 2015

I’ve been away for a while but now I’m back with lots of inspiration for new recipes that I cannot wait to share with you. As I sit here in Bordeaux indulging in a fresh croissants and pain au chocolat (aka chocolatine), from the Boulangerie down the road, accompanied by a baguette and the newly discovered Caprice des Dieux I think it is the perfect time to share a healthy smoothie recipe to kick off Meatless Mondays again. Guilt has never tasted so sweet; even though I know I will have to make some dietary sacrifices when I return to London, great French food is always worth the calories. 

Fruit & Vegetable Smoothie

Fruit & Vegetable Smoothie

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Reviews

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

March 13, 2015

I have been blessed with many maternal figures in my life and I know that when the day comes for my mothering to be acknowledged by little ones I would be happy with a foodie treat (bought by dad) accompanied by some artistic scribbles creating a Mother’s Day card. Whether you are in the UK celebrating Mother’s Day this Sunday March 15th or the 10th of May in Jamaica and the United States of America or perhaps you are waiting until the end of the year and celebrating on December 22nd like the Indonesians. I was surprised to learn that countries all over the world celebrate Mother’s Day on various days throughout the year. 

Here’s my top 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas:

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