One of the downsides to living in London – the amazing weather elsewhere in the world; We’ve gone from sitting this morning in an 11th Century Catalonian Mountain Monastery under a cloudless blue sky in 26°C sunshine…   to 10°C rain. Welcome back to London.

It’s easy to shop healthily when you meal plan, and it’s proven to reduce waste, and waistlines. Buuut it’s really hard to a) continuously think up ‘exciting’ quick dinners, and b) it’s really hard to make yourself cook them at the end of a work day, and not succumb to the easy charms of a restaurant or takeaway which is our biggest problem. To assist in our quest of reducing our waistlines slowly and surely (6… View Post

The Wong Kei, although less of a fine dining restaurant and more of a London experience has good, value for money, quick food and is always busy, full of students and local Chinese people, which is always a great indicator of good local food. We love it. It’s a local landmark and for a quick, cheap, central meal almost can’t be beaten. It’s also notorious. Years ago the waiting staff used to be incredibly rude hurrying people along… View Post

Another installment of The Rivers of London series, we follow London Bobby Constable Grant as he gets futher into his education, and tackles cases – or rather ends up stumbling upon them. He is called to the city morgue, where a body contains an imprint of a jazz song – something isn’t right. Moon Over Soho (Rivers of London 2) Ben Aaronovitch (Book One here) I really couldn’t wait for this continuation of the series, and… View Post

I was even more exited when this month’s box arrived on my doorstep than normal, being ill, camped on the couch when the Postie knocked on the door with a wee parcel that brightened my sniffly day immensely. I had to restrain myself, as I knew there was no point ripping everything open until I had my sense of taste back. My lovely foodie penpal (and coincidentally a local blog I was already following) was Kit from… View Post