Sushi Sundays

When we are in Brussels, generally, after a weekend of over-indulgence all James and I want on a Sunday is sushi, just to mitigate our guilt. For sushi, we have two favourite but very different haunts. (1) Makisu Makisu is a fast-food style sushi restaurant where you can eat in or take-away. I walk past…

BBQ-Time

Since we first fired up our barbie, it has rained non-stop. In an effort to make it feel like summer, I decided that we would host a BBQ, come rain or shine as one of my best friends and her boyfriend were visiting us for the weekend. All-day saturday, the weather flicked between sunshine and…

Brexit

I know this is a bit last minute, I started drafting it on Monday but work was crazy, anyway better late than never & just in time for tomorrow. Honestly, on Saturday, I could not sleep. Thinking about the people I know who have forgotten to register, those who are abstaining and those who are voting…

My Kitchen

I have not done a cooking post in a while, well other than raving about my flapjacks. As you may know, I only learnt to cook in January of this year. It is not something I ever loved, especially when I could find delicious food – much better than my own culinary skills – at…

Busy Bees and Bicycles.

Well, it has been rather go-go-go lately, a weekend wedding in Norfolk, back to Brussels, weekend in Vienna, popping back to London urgently for the day, watching very important football matches and the normal hustle & bustle of life. Very excitingly, last weekend I purchased a bicycle. I have cycled to and from work in…

Sprout to be Brussels

“Sprout to be Brussels” is a PR initiative here in Brussels to boost the City’s image after recent tragedies. Like many major cities, Brussels was attacked earlier this year. It was truly a tragedy, but we cannot let it stop us. Brussels is a great city. Its not like arriving in Paris, Vienna or Rome…

Nostaglia

As you may have guessed, James and I visited Vienna last week. I use the word “visit” because we did, like a old friend, pop-by to say “hello” and basque in its brilliantness. Vienna, if you have not visited, is a truly magical city, something James and I had forgotten. I landed quite late on…

English Rose

One sunny evening in the English countryside, Great Massingham to be precise, family and friends of my dear friend Kate gathered at The Dabbling Duck to celebrate the eve of her wedding. The Dabbling Duck is a proper English pub serving delicious food, located in the heart of this idealistic village. A village that belongs to…

Long Distance Love

A brief introduction  – for those who do not know – James is my boyfriend, we live together in Brussels. Before living in Brussels, James lived in Vienna while I was in London. Prior to living in Vienna, James lived in London (our hometown) and for some of our time together, I was in Exeter. The last six…

Ah Vienna

In anticipation of a trip to Vienna, I thought I would reminisce and share the details of some of my favourite places with you. Where better to start than with food (including cake) and wine… Coffee & Cake, Vienna is famous for its cakes, it is compulsory that you stop for cake. The most famous pit-stop is,…

The First Glimpse of Summer

Like a true Brit, when the sun comes out to play,  I throw myself onto our balcony and savour every moment. Until very recently, that involved grabbing a towel, and a cushion from the sofa and lying on the hard wooden floor. We had some good days recently, with temperatures reaching 26°C. The other weekend,…