Cinnamon whirls are one of Alex’s favourite things. Well actually, pretty much anything with cinnamon playing a big part in the recipe, but these in particular are up there. I can’t count how many times I’ve been at the supermarket, on the phone to Alex and asked if he needs anything, only to hear “well…if they have any cinnamon whirls…”. Alex normally buys the ones from the fresh bakery section at the supermarket. The ones almost the same size as my face – pretty big pastry in my mind – and eats it on the go, or warm with a mountain of whipped cream (I say mountain because there’s actually more cream than pastry!). Obviously after more brownie points after an awesome birthday surprise Alex…

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Sat at a little chipboard effect table for two earlier this week, in the coolest new coffee & cocktail spot, Alex turned to me after taking a sip of my decaf espresso Martini and said “I’m surprised you like that. You’re actually a proper coffee lover now”. I hadn’t been for a proper coffee with Alex for a long time, but I realised he was right – it’s not just about the caffeine fix and getting through the day for me anymore, piling in the sugar or ordering a milky flavoured latte to hide the taste. I actually LOVE the taste of a good cup of coffee. And this new spot does a bludy good coffee. Ok, I did only try it in a cocktail,…

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Kimchee. For me it’s been one of those restaurants you pass so many times, always telling yourself that you need to go try it out, yet every time you pass you seem to be on your way somewhere else. Until your friend said she went and it was amazing, then obviously you have to see what the fuss is about. Out for our couples’ night (Lucy and I with the BFs), the evening didn’t exactly start as planned – with the bookings system not working, Lucy having no notification call or email that bookings weren’t being honoured, and then the bar downstairs trying to charge table service for drinks I ordered at the bar – but Kimchee soon redeemed themselves. On the end of a…

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Before a month or so ago, I always used to buy tins of soup for work. They were so easy – one tin was pretty much right for a lunch for me, I could shake up the flavours daily, and it lasted ages so didn’t matter if I had a spontaneous lunch meeting, or if I fancied treating myself to something else. One of my colleagues asked me if I knew what was in my soup, like ALL the ingredients, and I realised that I didn’t. Unlike when I cook for dinner and like to cook most dishes from scratch, so I know exactly what goes in – I say most dishes as I do sometimes buy breaded fish, chicken or fish cakes (fish fingers…

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Let’s start by getting the soppy bit out of the way as I know everyone hates to hear it 24/7, so here it is… Im pretty lucky to have met Alex, and have a BF who knows how to seriously cause the wow factor for birthday celebrations. Like really! Ok so on to the rest… We love a surprise. I knew absolutely nothing about what Alex had planned, apart from which evening to keep free. I think the anticipation makes birthday celebrations even better. Arriving at North Greenwich, as I’d been instructed only 40 minutes earlier, I managed to avoid any conversation or chatter about what was on at the O2 that night. Confused at the sight of my housemate and no boyfriend, I soon realised…

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