Last week, my friend Sarah who is studying Linguistics at the University of Oxford asked Namita (who is holidaying in London at the moment) and I to come to Oxford for a day and attend one of the special formal dinners held by each of the Oxford colleges. It was such a rare, special treat … Continue reading A day in Oxford + a Hertford college formal dinner.
Last day in Amsterdam today. I head out on the bike down to over 100 year old street market, the Albert Cuyp Market, to shoot a Market Focus photoessay for Taste & Travel. While I was there I loaded up on Dutch snacks like freshly made poffertjes (mini pancakes) and stroopwafels (paper thin gingerbread spiced … Continue reading Stroopwafels, poffertjes + naps on the canal.
Today was a very exciting day. One of my top bucket list items is to ride a bike around Amsterdam, so off I head this morning to do exactly that. I was on the search for a typical Dutch bike, with the awesome wheel locks, the step through frames and extreme lack of gears and/or … Continue reading Cycling in Amsterdam, Vondelpark + Appeltaart.
Husni and Hadiah were leaving today, so I had another few days here in Amsterdam to plot out on my own. But to start with we had one last brunch together – I picked De Bakkerswinkel, a cute bakery/cafe that I had been reading about. After they swapped our Dutch menus for English ones, we … Continue reading De Bakkerswinkel, a Starbucks Reserve Tasting class + Dutch Stamppot dinner.
After a lovely morning eating cake and wandering the canals of Amsterdam, we head down to the Heineken Brewery, ready to spend the afternoon at the ‘Heineken Experience’. We went all out and bought the VIP tickets – it allowed us access to the exclusive rooftop where we got beer, burgers and a view over … Continue reading Heineken Brewery tour, canal boats + Dutch Frites.
I’ve started working at a gorgeous little place in Victoria Park Village. I moved into a gorgeous flat facing the park, in the middle of my favourite place in London. I love Hackney, it has a wonderful vibe – and Victoria Park Village feels like a little English country town. My first day at work, … Continue reading An Easter Sunday morning in Amsterdam.
I got back from Lincolnshire late yesterday evening, and went straight to the hostel for an early night as Husni was picking me up early this morning to go for a drive out west. We had tossed up over a few locations, Oxford, The Cotswolds – but finally settled on a drive to Cheddar, one … Continue reading A drive through Cheddar, Bath, a visit to Stonehenge + a Sunday roast at River Cottage Bristol.
My wonderful host here in Lincolnshire, Fran, offered to take me out today to the big food market in Boston, and show me around a couple of the interesting foodie places around town. I had no idea where she was taking me, so locked up my cottage and head downstairs. We head into Boston, and … Continue reading Windmills, coincidences, stuffed chine, plum bread + pork haslet.