So I’ve locked myself in this gorgeous little attic cottage on top of a country estate house in Lincolnshire. I have some work to do, and thought I’d get away, rejuvenate, and stop letting myself get distracted with the spoils of London. I have a Taste & Travel deadline zooming in, and quite a bit … Continue reading Country Drives and Pork Pies in Lincolnshire.
Eric’s last two days in the UK – we spent yesterday morning in Brighton, breakfast at hip brunch and coffee joint The Marwood. I had my first Welsh rarebit: sourdough toast with a mustardy, cheesy béchamel poured over and grilled, topped with grilled tomato and a poached egg. Eric went for the chorizo and goats … Continue reading Scones at the beach, an Aussie brunch + Broken Bells.
We jumped on a train down to Brighton Beach, to meet Husni and Hadiah who had driven down from Wales where they had spent the weekend. As we got in, the sun was shining, the air was warm, and it was perfect weather to just sit and relax. We wandered around the town a little, … Continue reading A weekend at the Seaside.
Starting our Saturday with a bang, and a cronut. Up early, we head over to the Temple Bar Food Market and browsed the bright and colourful food stalls. We grabbed a chocolate cream filled cronut to power us to make our way back over to the Queen of Tarts for a slab of Guinness cake. … Continue reading The Temple Bar Food Market + Guinness cake.
Today we decided to be ‘real’ tourists, in the sense that we booked on a tour bus. Not normally our cup of tea, we wanted to see a bit of the Irish countryside and with the prices of everything in Europe, a coach trip was way cheaper than renting a car. So we got up … Continue reading The Guinness Lake, the PS I Love You Bridge + a 6th Century Monastery.
Today we were off the the Guinness Brewery, so a hearty breakfast was in order. We started the day walking the grey sidewalk in the rain until we hit Brother Hubbard, a little cafe inviting those cold, wet souls in from the sidewalk with baked goods, heat lamps, and a funky decor. We couldn’t decide … Continue reading Guinness Brewery, a Pub from the 11th Century, Irish Stew + Boxty Pancakes.
Early start today, we rushed off to London Gatwick Airport to catch a quick flight over the pond to Dublin. Husni nabbed an interview at a high profile company in London (can’t spill the beans yet…) so he had to stay behind, so Eric and I head over to Ireland to eat carbs and drink … Continue reading Shepherds Pie, chocolate scones + Irish craft beer.
Eric told me to pick anywhere in London for him to take me for my 25th Birthday present, so when I read about the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party held every day at the Sanderson Hotel in Fitzrovia, I was super excited. We arrived to a quirky table laid out with old books, jewellery boxes, napkins … Continue reading A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in London for my 25th Birthday.
Soooo I found my new neighbourhood. London is cool, but I hadn’t found anywhere I really wanted to live. Today, I did. A guy in a super hipster coffee shop in Bloomsbury had lived in Adelaide for a while, so told us as Melbournians we would probably like London Fields. So we planned to head … Continue reading London Fields, Afternoon Tea + a meat restaurant in an old, bombed church.
There is a distinct chance that I will not survive to the end of this post. I am sitting here in great misery, after consuming a quantity of British food that shocked three fully grown men. My sense of pride did not allow me to stop, even when I knew that it was time. When … Continue reading Toad in the Hole, a damn fine Brunch + Jasmine Tea at the Tate Modern.