A Week in Pictures 14/03/16

This week was a preeetty good week. For the first week in a long time I feel like I’ve actually got some stuff worth blogging about *high five*!

There’s been eating out again, cocktails again, some new purchases and OMG new hair. Life is goooood.

Taco Tuesday:

This is the best way to spend a Tuesday. Definitely. Went back to Benson Blakes in Bury St Edmunds because it’s closing soon-ish which is seriously depressing, so we needed to get in at least one more Taco Tuesday. And it did not disappoint. Probably ate far too much for a Tuesday evening but it was totes worth it. And 2 cocktails on a school night? I’m so hardcore.

  
Hello Victoria’s Secret:

Victoria’s Secret has opened in Cambridge. I repeat, Victoria’s Secret has opened in Cambridge. Major excitement went through work on the opening day and we all popped over for a cheeky look in our lunch breaks. I bought some very pretty new underwear (5 for £20 = bargain) and with every purchase you got a free Victoria’s Secret Dog ❤ and a gift card. The gift card is exciting as each one has a minimum of £10 loaded onto it, but it could have up to £500. From the 29th March you go back and they tell you how much is on it. Can’t bloody wait.

Dark Hair Don’t Care:

For years I had light blonde hair, then about a year and a half a go I took a massive step and went a bit darker. And I was extremely scared when I did so. Now I’m so over worrying about my hair colour. I simply rock up and my friends house and she does something. Obviously she doesn’t just go crazy and she is a hair dresser so it’s all fine. But this time I went the darkest I’ve been, and it’s broken up with a few highlights and low lights. And it’s my favourite colour I’ve ever had on my hair.

Propercorn:

Thanks to the beauts over at O2, I got a free packet of Propercorn on O2 Priority. Fancy flavours of popcorn have always looked good but I’ve always been a bit unsure. I went for Coconut and Vanilla and OMG it’s delish. Anyone who knows me knowns I’m a huge coconut fan, and this is just perfecto. I’m a changed woman.

Parents Pub Lunch:

Sunday was spent eating cake, then going for a late pub lunch with my parents in a pub in the middle of no-where over-looking a river. Very cute. Can’t wait to go in the summer when you can sit outside. We then went home and I spent the evening sitting in a food coma.

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A Week in Pictures 22/02/16

I’ve been rubbish with this post again this week. I started it, then got distracted with another post. Got my days muddled. Then oh look it’s Thursday and I’m only just writing up what happened last week. My bad.

As per the normal trend it’s pretty much made up of food and eating out, which is great for me and not so great for my beach body.

Enjoy!

Alimentum

You may have read my whole post on this already (if you haven’t, you should!), but it really deserves another mention. It was so nice to get try lots of different and fancy foods, and to tell people I’m classy enough to go to a Michelin Star restaurant, obvs. So posh.

 


 

Scenic Lunch Break

The last couple of weeks I’ve had to work in Ely a couple of times instead of Cambridge. I used to work in Ely a few years a go so it’s been quite nice to be back, even if it is a lot smaller and quieter. It’s a cute little city famous for it’s Cathedral, and I had a little wander around it’s grounds on one of my lunch breaks to add a bit of culture to the day.

 

Afternoon Tea

And being in Ely reminded me of some of the pretty little places you can go. So Pete and I went for afternoon tea at Peacocks Tearoom. It’s right by the river and all the crockery is mis-matched so it’s literally the cutest place ever. The lemon and lavender cake was unreal! We may have had our afternoon tea at approx. 11:30am but we were starving! Don’t judge.

 

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New Bag

How cute is this bag!? I got it from Dorothy Perkins and it’s only £28. The handles are a really good length, it’s big enough to fit like everything I need for work in it including my lunch, and it has a pom-pom. Winning. I also think it looks a lot more expensive than a Dorothy Perkins bag which is always a perk.

 

 

Pizza with the Girls

The week finished off nicely with a trip to Prezzo with the girls on Sunday evening for a couple of wines, a gossip and; of course, pizza. It may have left me a tad tired for the Monday morning start but it was defo worth it 🙂

 

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My First Michelin Star Experience

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to go for a meal at Michelin Star restaurant Alimentum, Cambridge, with work. For me, this was a bit of a big treat as I’ve never eaten in a Michelin Star before. I’ve been to a couple of places with rosettes, but never a star.

I have to say I was a tad apprehensive before going as I’d seen the menu and it was slightly out of my comfort zone. Eel? Oysters? Seriously?

I can be a bit of a fussy eater. I like my steak well done and don’t normally like fish much at all. So yeah. How am I gonna get though putting all that in my mouth? Can’t exactly sit at the table holding my nose now can I?

But I was very pleasantly surprised!

We had 7 courses plus a couple of appetisers and chocolates to finish. And I ate and enjoyed basically everything. You go girl!

First off we had squid ink crackers which were topped with something fishy but I can’t remember what… But yeah. So far so good. Can’t complain at all.

Our first proper course was the eel. When it arrived it looked so pretty on the plate and not anything like how I imagined it. The picture I’d painted in my head was similar to jellied eels and I was really worried about trying it. But it barely tasted fishy at all, and this ended up being my favourite savoury course of the evening.

Next up was quail. I have actually had quail before so I knew this one would be fine. And I wasn’t disappointed – very yummy.

We then had halibut and this was probably my least favourite course. I didn’t dislike anything but it just didn’t quite work for me. There was a fried oyster on the side which actually my favourite part of this dish. I’m being so surprised by my taste buds! I just wasn’t keen on the flavour of the sauce I think. It was still nice just quite as up there as the other courses.

Last of the savoury dishes, we had beef in red wine sauce. Beef tasted lovely and the sauce and mash were so good. Very strong flavours. There was, however, a snail with this one as well and I’m afraid I did chicken out here. My bad! I just couldn’t do it. I think I let my mind run away with me. But it was only small so didn’t ruin the rest of the dish at all!

Now… Desserts!

Apple crumble. This. Was. Unreal. So delicious, had a hint of cinnamon to it as well. I could have eaten this 100 times over.

BBQ Orange. I’m still not 100% what everything on this dish was, but it was all very tasty. There was a solid orange cream, licorice sorbet and some sprinkled oats/flapjack. Liked it all.

We then had a chocolate gateaux with passion fruit sorbet and my god. That sorbet. I’d like to buy it in bulk!

We finished off with a variety of chocolates and hot drinks.

All in all, was a lovely meal and very exciting to try lots of new things. The restaurant itself was very chic and well decorated, but without having too much of a pretentious feel which I half expected. We were in a room as opposed to the actual restaurant but we did walk through and stand around the bar area. In the room we were in you could watch what the chef’s were doing through a window which was a nice touch.

If someone would like to take me again… That’d be great!



A Week in Pictures 15th Feb 16

There’s a slight theme to this weeks ‘Week in Pictures’. I know food usually features fairly heavily in my weekly round-up but this last week there was just so much food. So much that one meal out isn’t even in here because I was too hungry to even think about photographing it. Someone needs to ban me from eating out, I actually think I have a problem.

Lol got at least 2 meals out this week, whatya gonna do?

Did a couple of other things, but yeah, my week basically in food:

Indian with an Indian:

One of my best friends moved to London last year, but this week she was back so we met up and did our favourite thing other than drinking… eating. (May have had a glass of wine each too, but that’s pretty tame for us!)

Gluten Free Pho’:

My friend Charlie met me after work one evening and she’s coeliac so eating out can be quite difficult for her, but we stumbled across this new Vietnamese restaurant in Cambridge and we LOVED it. She could eat everything on the menu except for one dessert, and it was all so delish. It was my first experience to Vietnamese food too and I didn’t really know what to expect, but was very pleased with our discovery.

Ray Bans First Appearance:

When I went to Vienna for my birthday in November I bought a pair of Ray Bans in the airport, but since I bought them it hasn’t been sunny once so I haven’t had a chance to wear them. So was a tad excited when I was FINALLY able to. Sad, I know.

New Colouring Pens:

Ha. I’m such a child. But I got new pens for my colouring book! I’ve been using pencils as my book has quite large pictures to colour but there are some really swirly pictures too, so I bought some pens. God I sound old. Moving on…

Girls Night:

Redeeming myself slightly here, I got drunk on Saturday. We’d had this girls night planned for some time and it didn’t disappoint. We started off quietly in a bar drinking wine and gossiping, we then got a tad loud and started speaking to random people on the table next to us. Then oh, next thing we know it’s 2am and we’re doing shots in the club. Standard.

Recovery Nandos:

Best thing to do after a night drinking? A recovery nandos, followed by cinema with the boyf. Life’s good.

My Perfect Valentine

Valentine’s Day. A day which some people hate and some people go crazy for. Personally, I’m somewhere in the middle. I think it’s lovely to celebrate your feelings for someone and is a great excuse to have a cute day spent together. But I really dislike all the pressure it can create and the people being all demanding over gifts. Like seriously, be grateful for what you have.

People who moan about other people celebrating also get on my nerves. You just sound jealous that you didn’t get flowers babes, not a good look!

Ha rant over! Back to what I got up to…

It was literally the cutest day ever. I was woken up to a bunch of a dozen red roses on the bed and a card. And inside the card were tickets to go and watch The Woman in Black at the West End. I’d mentioned I wanted to go see this aaages ago so boy did good! They do listen!

He then made us breakfast of eggs and bacon (he puts the ‘bae’ in bacon. lol) but this is usual tbh as I can’t cook and he loves a decent breakfast, ha I’m not housewife material.

We spent the middle of the day wandering around the local Centre Parcs at Elveden whilst drinking hot chocolates and taking selfies in front of lakes and stuff #weirdos

And it was finished off with a meal at Arbuckles late afternoon. Not the most romantic place to have your Valentines meal but IT WAS SO GOOD. Probably the biggest portions I’ve ever seen, and we left feeling so stuffed and happy and life is good. The only downside was we were too full for an Ice Cream Sundae for dessert 😦 😦 😦 heartbroken </3

Such a simple yet sweet day, the perfect kind of Valentines if you ask me.




 

A Week (or 2) in Pictures

Okay, so technically this is 2 weeks in pictures. I didn’t get round to doing one last week as I was pretty poorly with an awful cold, and basically just struggs with life in general. So now that I’m back to my best and actually able to string a sentence together I’ve combined 2 weeks into 1 post. Exciting stuff, I know!

Mahoosive Burger at Rockers – Cambridge

This was dinner on Monday 1st of Feb, courtesy of the boyf. No real reason for it but mannnn was it good. Like, so good. Probably not the healthiest meal to start your week off with but whatcha gonna do?

Bath with Bomb Cosmetic Bath Bombs

This was the Tuesday evening and my first evening of feeling a tad poorly. So I had THE nicest, longest bath and majorly chillaxed. This bath bomb from bomb cosmetics (can’t remember the flavour, soz) smelled delish and made me feel relaxed and happy and snug.

Feeling Sorry for Myself

For pretty much the next 6 days I felt HORRID. So yeah, I just sat on the sofa whilst cuddling my dog and feeling proper sorry for myself. Mollies great for making ya feel better though ❤ even if she does look sad to be cuddling with me!

Pancake Day

Lol these pancakes look awful. But they were taaaasty. Defo ate a weeks calories in pancakes #soznotsoz

Catch up with the Girls

Just what I needed. What’s better than gossip and Prosecco on a Wednesday? Like, seriously. Nothing is. After a pretty shitty week or so I left my friends feeling so much happier and buzzing about life again.

Making Peter do Facemasks

This was SO FUN. He’d stupidly promised me he’d do it and haaaa I ensured it happened. He gave it all the ‘this is so stupid’ and ‘why are you making me do this’ manly crap, but I know that secretly he loved it. I could just tell. He especially liked the fact his one peeled off, said it was like peeling his face off. So yeah, great. Only down side was that his one was clear so I couldn’t take a pic of us looking megs cute. Bad times.

Valentines Day

I’m gonna do a whole post on this because it so deserves it. So not to spoil it all I’ll be brief. Pete and I spent the day wandering around Centre Parcs which was so cute, and he bought me a dozen red roses and tickets to go and see The Woman in Black in London. Couldn’t be happier. Just perfect.