I had probably the best brunch I’ve had in London yet (big call right?) at The Good Egg in Stoke Newington . We had one last brunch with our friends Jess and Brad before they headed back to NZ, they chose the lovely The Good Egg in Stoke Newington and it was oh so good!
I went for the baked eggs with with tomato and peppers, lemon yoghurt & sumac with halloumi. It was divine and the flavours were immense.
We then went from one foodie experience to another as our friend cooked an amazing three course gluten and dairy free meal. Can you tell how much I loved it?
It was so great to hang out with these guys, savouring all these moments before we head off and these become lovely but distant memories.
A couple of days later another friend hosted come dine with me and it was pretty much the best meal we’ve had yet! Her theme was Spanish so of course there was sangria and tapas. The entertainment was also spot on, it was a scavenger hunt around her flat to find fondue sticks to have with our amazing dessert. It was pretty much a 10/10 evening!
I went to Street Feast at Dalston Yard for my yearly fix of tequila slushies and they did not disappoint (well once the slushy machine actually started working). I do love Street Feast but it really is a money pit and after £30 we left hungry! But hey you go there for the drinks, people watching and a bit of food. I got some insanely delicious Mother Clucker chicken and cheese fries to share with Cara as well as some Breddo’s Taco’s that were way too hot for my sensitive tastebuds.
The following day during the Queen’s birthday celebrations and changing of the guard I found myself down at Tower Bridge amongst all the pomp and parade. I got to see the cannons go off at the Tower of London, all of the planes fly overhead and the many many boats going down the Thames. Got to love a bit of Royalness on a Saturday afternoon.
I also finally went and had a coffee at White Mulberries in St Katharine Docks, such a lovely part of London.
I had delicious cocktails one Friday night, we all know how 2-4-1 cocktails at Be at One turn out…messy.
I had brunch at Lantana Cafe in Shoreditch one Sunday morning with friends, those corn fritters are just so good! Next time we decided we’re going bottomless there, £35 for 1.5 hrs of drinking with a brunch meal not bad I reckon.
We then promptly had a photo shoot in front of some sweet street art as well because you know thats what you do in Shoreditch.
It was finally my evening for come dine with me which I stressed over so much! I don’t think I’ve ever cooked a three course meal in my life and probably won’t for a long time to come. I was pretty pleased with my efforts and got a few pointers from some friends because lets face it I’m no cook!
I’ve been listening to a lot of pod casts this month and I’ve found some really inspirational stuff. I’ve become kind of obsessed with Cheryl Strayed who wrote the book Wild and Elizabeth Gilbert from Eat Pray Love fame. I have been listening to the Ctrl Alt Delete podcast by Emma Gannon and she interviews them both, they are such inspirational women who I have come to admire in recent years through their books and subsequent films. They have featured on many pod casts and Liz has her own ‘Magic Lessons’ which I have been glued to this past week. Here is a couple of quotes from Cheryl Strayed’s book Brave Enough.
As my time in London and at my job is coming to an end I have been feeling increasingly nervous about this whole big trip which is something that I never thought I’d feel. This has been a dream of mine for many years and lots of preparation has gone into this and now the time is here I feel…I don’t know how I feel uneasy, worried?? It’s hard to explain, but I’m sure when I’ve packed up my classroom and my home and put everything I need in my rucksack my nerves will calm and I’ll get out there and enjoy it.
July is my last month in London for a year so I hope the sun shines, I can catch up with as many friends as possible and hopefully get over this weird feeling that has fallen on me.