Tuesday, 23 December 2014
The move didn't go as well as we hoped, it's been very stressful and to cut a story down we aren't actually in the house properly (I'll go into that in a post).
I just want to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and say thank you for reading my blog! Have a good one!!!
Monday, 15 December 2014
|Giving Baa Baa black sheep a kiss!|
|The Cat Design Lucinda mentioned!|
In spite of my love for a good meal, I normally take my time in a restaurant choosing what to have. But looking through Wimsey’s menu online, I made my mind up straight away. I had my eye on the starters of Pigeon, Rabbit and quail. The mains of Pheasant, and Goose struck my attention immediately.
To start I had the pan roasted breast of Sussex quail, with pickled wild mushrooms and truffle & port sauce. Lucinda opted for the poached and rolled Dingley Dell ham hock with homemade piccalilli and toasted sour dough.
The food arrived promptly, and was attractively presented in a not so overcrowded way and looked marvellous under the suitably lit lights and twinkles of the Christmas tree.
|Poached & Rolled Ham Hock|
Lucinda also enjoyed her starter of ham hock and was a big fan of the homemade piccalilli. It became clear how much work goes into the dishes when we were told the ham hock dish takes twenty four hours to prepare!
|Brussels, Chesnuts & Redcurrants|
I'm not really one for dessert so I shared Lucinda's choice of chocolate & orange fondant served with cinnamon ice cream. Now this was a dessert Lucinda couldn't wait to sample. We were both impressed to hear that all the ice cream served at Wimsey's is homemade. I opted for a tipple instead, the Glayva Whiskey Liqueur.
As soon as Lucinda broke open the fondant, the gooey centre was clear to see and in Lucinda's words both the fondant and cinnamon ice cream were 'exquisite'.
We were also given a cheeky glass of Wimsey's festive cocktail, the Christmas Mojito. It was fantastic, refreshing with a 'merry' twist of spiced rum and ginger beer.
Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Wimsey's. The quality of the food and the preparation that is put in to each dish, is reflected in the prices. But when you are getting high quality, carefully selected ingredients this has to be expected.
If it's a fine dining experience you are striving for in London, definitely book a table at Wimesey's!
The kitchen in action...
|Can you see the steam?|
See our experience...
*Disclaimer. We were given a complimentary meal in return for our honest review
Sunday, 14 December 2014
Friday, 12 December 2014
The Organix Goodies selection box is priced at £2.99 and available from Asda, Boots and Ocado.
· Fork & Spoon
Sunday, 7 December 2014
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
|Dressing up on Halloween|
Well, what can I say about you this month?! Walking is not an option for you, you must run everywhere and that means frequent falling over and bumps. Although you seem to be used to it now and only cry if it's a bad fall/bump.
You have two words which seem to be an obsession 'ire' (fire) and tractor. Grandad pointed out the flame on his gas cooker and you picked fire up from there. You hate fireworks, interestingly it seems to be the way they look and not the loud bangs. You call them fire and you would get really upset if we tried to put you in your highchair (next to the kitchen window) as this is where you first saw those fireworks. Every vehicle seems to be a tractor. When a lorry drives past you yell tractor and you will point actual tractors out on clothing and other items.
One thing that has really improved this month is that you're much more chilled out when it's time to change your nappy. This is a BIG relief as it was an extremely difficult task.
We are getting ready to move home which is exciting but also stressful and busy as there is so much to do!
|Love this picture with your big cousin Ella|
Your like and dislikes are pretty much the same as last month but here are a few new ones...
- You like flicking through catalogues
- You like saying (shouting) 'ire'
- You HATE fireworks, they upset you, a lot!
Monday, 1 December 2014
I'd never tried any subscription boxes before Sassy Bloom, I'd been tempted by both beauty and baby related boxes but never got round to trying any out.
I was super excited to receive our Sassy Bloom box, if you haven't seen it already you can watch the un-boxing here.