Month: March 2014

Country Drives and Pork Pies in Lincolnshire.

Country Drives and Pork Pies in Lincolnshire.

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 […]

Scones at the beach, an Aussie brunch + Broken Bells.

Scones at the beach, an Aussie brunch + Broken Bells.

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 weekend at the Seaside.

A weekend at the Seaside.

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 […]

The Temple Bar Food Market + Guinness cake.

The Temple Bar Food Market + Guinness cake.

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 Guinness Lake, the PS I Love You Bridge + a 6th Century Monastery.

The Guinness Lake, the PS I Love You Bridge + a 6th Century Monastery.

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 […]

Guinness Brewery, a Pub from the 11th Century, Irish Stew + Boxty Pancakes.

Guinness Brewery, a Pub from the 11th Century, Irish Stew + Boxty Pancakes.

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 […]

Shepherds Pie, chocolate scones + Irish craft beer.

Shepherds Pie, chocolate scones + Irish craft beer.

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 so he had to stay behind, so Eric and I head over to Ireland […]

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in London for my 25th Birthday.

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in London for my 25th Birthday.

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, it was an easy decision. We arrived to […]

London Fields, Afternoon Tea + a meat restaurant in an old, bombed church.

London Fields, Afternoon Tea + a meat restaurant in an old, bombed church.

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 coffee shop in Bloomsbury had lived in Adelaide for a while, so told us as Melbournians we would probably […]

Toad in the Hole, a damn fine Brunch + Tea at the Tate.

Toad in the Hole, a damn fine Brunch + Tea at the Tate.

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 […]

Scotch eggs, Korean BBQ burritos + Buckingham Palace.

Scotch eggs, Korean BBQ burritos + Buckingham Palace.

Today we were off to the weekly Real Food Market at Southbank. Self-described as a market/food festival that has an ‘amazing range of great produce and [features] the rising stars of London’s street food scene, each trader has been carefully selected based on their commitment […]

Melbourne coffee in London, grilled duck + buttermilk fried chicken.

Melbourne coffee in London, grilled duck + buttermilk fried chicken.

Straight out to the Clerkenwell Workshop Coffee Co. location this morning, we head in, sat down, ordered our lattes and looked around at the much-bigger-than-their-other-location space. The back of the cafe is the roasters, out in the open and viewable by customers. With the beans […]


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