Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring has sprung...

Hubby and I managed to have a perfect afternoon out in London yesterday. The sun was shining, the blossom was out and there was another day between us and work (which is always nice). London is a different place again in the sunshine, and sat having a capuccino out on the street near Convent Garden, it felt like we could be on the streets of Rome.

Rather than taking the tube to every destination we were heading to we took advantage of that reliable form of transport- walking! In the late afternoon the hazy sunshine looked fabulous and perfect for trying out my new camera.

Having uploaded my pictures I have noticed that much of our afternoon revolved around food and drink. We headed off to a gorgeous Lebanese restaurant for dinner called Maroush on Vere Street (for any Londeners who may wish to try it). We knew we were in for a winner of a meal when half the restaurant was made up of Lebanese eating there. Boy talk about hommous from heaven!

We then made the most of one of the best parts of London- the theatre culture. We saw a fabulous play called 'A Walk of Part- The Fall of New Labour' which was very funny, brilliantly acted and also a moving depiction of a politician wanting to be an idealist but struggling to be one. It was interesting as young twenty somethings watching it depict all the significant events in world history and British politics that we grew up with too. It seemed to put a lot of various events into context.

Finally it was off home on the tube for a doughnut and cup of tea! Perfection!

What have you been doing this sunny weekend?

Thursday, 15 March 2012

There is little better....

....than a steaming mug of hot chocolate made with proper Belgian chocolate and cream. Enough said.

Saturday, 10 March 2012

On cupcake goodness...

It has been far too long since I've been on here. I'm currently in the process of trying to balance out my work life with what should be priorities in my life, unfortunately work seems to take precedent these days. That's not to say that I don't love my job, and most importantly think spending 6 hours teaching teenagers as a privilage (yes many would think I am mad) but teenagers are funny, wonderful , unpredictable and certainly stop my life from being dull. Teaching has however meant I've not had the time to do many creative things recently including spending time blogging.

However, I finally had the money (now I'm no longer a student- woooooo!) to spend on a DSLR camera which makes me very hapy and has stirred my blogging juices again. So here is the product of a new camera and some cupcake making for my dear Daddy's birthday. I'm pleased to say it tasted even better than it looked!