Now I know things have been rather slow at F&G towers of late, but that’s not to say that I haven’t been cooking and eating as fervently as ever. If you could only see my dizzyingly long “to blog” list your mind would boggle at how such a very pregnant lady could possibly squeeze so much into an already over-capacity tummy. Well, I’m eating for two innit? And eating is easy enough… what is harder is to fight through the brain fog that seems to have descended in these last few weeks. But I’m still thinking about you readers and if I can’t give you my usual sharp wit and banter (ahem!) then the least I can do is to offer you the chance to come and experience my lovely Brighton for yourselves, courtesy of The Thistle in Brighton.
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Everyone loves breakfast in bed; unfortunately I don’t think my husband loves me enough to make one for me. As I recall, I have given him the gift of bed crumbs on numerous occasions, but to my knowledge (though this will doubtlessly be followed by hurt contradictions) Sven has never indulged me with such a luxury. In fact, I’m not sure Sven has even got up before me on a weekend more than say 5 times in 7 years, and thinking about it he certainly has never made me breakfast (leave alone plated it and served it on a tray). I should temper this accusation with the admission that my husband does do all the cleaning, washing up, laundry, hoovering, etc, so I ain’t mad at him, but dammit… I want breakfast in bed just like everyone else.
A few weeks ago Winebox.tv contacted me to ask if I would mind helping them out with some front of camera interviewing work. My initial reaction was “hells no” for a number of reasons: 1) I had never done anything like that and just… the horror, 2) I was 12 weeks pregnant and not exactly feeling camera-ready, 3) I hate hearing my voice (outside of my head) so I imagined that the cringiness would be multiplied exponentially when my face was included, and 4) there was a strong possibility of me making a total dick of myself. So, taking all of these very worthy objections into account I was resolved to say “no thank you very much”. Then my husband made me feel silly and out of confusion and embarrassment I found myself saying “yes”.
Most days I love my blog. Some days, I’ll be honest, it’s a bit of a time-sucking drag. Then every now and again I have a day that makes me want to jump for joy and give my blog a big fat smack on the lips. Last week I had one of those days. The clouds parted, the angels sang in immaculate chorus, and heaven’s benediction fell upon my head: I had been anointed as “the chosen one”. Thanks to my blog (I love you bloggy blog blog) I was invited to come down to the newly opened Brighton outpost of La Cave à Fromage and have a cheese tasting. If you don’t know, cheese is like the holy grail of food. And I was going to eat it all…
Hey everyone, I wrote my very first ever guest post on MiMi’s (of Meemalee’s Kitchen) new blogging venture: The Haiku Review. The review is of the recently opened The Ginger Dog gastro-pub in Kemp Town. I’m afraid it isn’t very nice about The Ginger Dog, but I still love the Ginger chain (The Gingerman being one of my favourite restaurants in Brighton).
You can find the review here.
Just a very quick note in follow-up to the Hove Champagne Festival which I fully intended to blog about, but have now run out of that elusive commodity: time. Anyway, I thought it worth passing on that we went to the Waitrose Direct tutored tasting and we really liked both of these sparkling wines, both of which are on offer right at this moment (25% off all sparkling wines at Waitrose Direct until 16th June).
Champagne is one of my favourite things. So you can imagine my delight that Hove is hosting a celebratory festival in which I can revel and practically bathe in my favourite drink. So, this is just a quick note to draw your attention to the Hove Champagne Festival that is taking place next weekend (4-5th June) on Hove lawns. All kinds of lovely things will be happening there, including tutored tasting sessions and live music. And in addition to the 50 or so different champagnes available to sample and buy, some of my favourite Brighton restaurants will be in residence to ensure that we don’t drink ourselves into oblivion.
- Riddle & Finns (whom I love, love, love)
- Sam’s of Brighton, and
- Seven Dials.
See you there I hope. I’ll be the one grinning like a Cheshire cat from ear to ear. Did I mention, I love Champagne.