Category: Food and Drink

Finding a Healthy Balance in America

I’ve blogged before at length about finding a healthy balance. Anyone who know me knows the various diets and fitness regimes I’ve tried. And I’ve tried a lot. The truth is, growing up chubby and then losing the weight in adulthood means that you have to be constantly diligent to …

Year in Review: 2018

I used to call these ‘Year in Review’ post ‘memes’. Not too sure why – doesn’t make sense in today’s age of the cat/internet/viral content meme. So here it is: simply, my Year in Review. It’s late for various reasons, not least that I was out of the country around …

An English girl in America

After 8 years of writing about lifestyle topics centered around London, I’m going to take this blog down a different direction. I’m going to write from the perspective of an English girl in America. Having lived in America for 7 months now, I have a totally new, and – bear …

Love letter to London

Since 2010, I’ve been writing about London. And since 2009, I’ve been living in London – firstly North of the river in Tufnell Park, then South in Wimbledon, then finally West in Ealing (sorry, East). That’s almost a decade of London living. So it really did feel like the end …

Spring tasting menu at Clos Maggiore

Billed as ‘the world’s most romantic restaurant’, Clos Maggiore in Covent Garden has been on my bucket list for a while now. Let’s not pretend its main appeal is anything other than the spectacular downstairs conservatory, where low-hanging branches and blossoms encroach on diners like some kind of fairyland forest …

Meme for 2016

While 2016 will be remembered as the ‘bastarding, legend-snatching death year’ for many, it was altogether a different kind of year for me. This was the year I married my best one and became a ‘Mrs’. I won’t try to pretend that it hasn’t been jolly bad luck that all …

Dare to go dairy free?

During this self-indulgent, sickeningly glutinous time of the year, when everyone else is going to be guzzling down chocolates and Baileys and brandy butter, I’m going to be enjoying my own delicious alternative/looking on longingly. Because this year, for the second time in my life, I’m going dairy free. I’ve …

Review: The 7-Day All You Can Eat Diet

It’s January, which means there’s only one way to attack that post-Christmas bloat belly: detox. The latest diet craze, an adaptation of the infamous GM diet: the 7-day ‘All You Can Eat Diet’, purports to help you lose between 5lbs and 11lbs in a single week. Other than the odd …

Meme for 2015

It’s that time again: when I struggle to remember everything that’s happened through a post-Christmas haze of carbohydrates and vodka and whittle it all down to this niftily-structured end-of-year meme. I struggle to believe it’s been a year since my last one, particularly due to the worrying lack of posts …

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