What’s in our fridge?

Ok, I am sorry and I know I had promised to post every Thursday and Sunday. But yesterday was my day off as I work most weekends and finally had a whole day to spend with A.!
We went for a cycle through Hackney Wick, had brunch at The Breakfast Club there – Another tick off the list! (see The Breaky Club one of my first posts) – and it was delicious!! If you follow me on my instagram you have probably seen what I ate there – I’m hungry again –.

Today is another day off for me and it was time for me to do some groceries at my favourite supermarket:

Loving the area that I live in

Yesterday was a beautiful day in London, having evening shifts all week I could enjoy the weather for the entire day. A. has a 9 am to 6 pm job and we decided to meet up for lunch as we barely get the chance to see each other as my job starts at 6 pm.

We recently discovered a Lidl quite near us, I was so happy when we found it. It is cheap, and the products have a good quality, especially for the price you are paying! I used to be doing groceries at Lidl all the time with my friends back in Uni; mark this:
A week worth of groceries at Sainsbury’s used to cost me

Amazed at Noodle street

It was a Tuesday evening and we planned to go on a ‘quadruple cinema date’ with the group, have dinner near the cinema and watch Suicide Squad after. Some of the group have been to Noodle Street before and recommended it to us, so we gave it a try.

For us it was not a long walk, Noodle Street is located in Westferry (DLR) near Canary Warf as well. As one of the group said when we walked in the street seeing their sign: ,,Makes me think of Sesame Street,” – It was more about their small sign you see in the photo above -, well at least it is recognisable!
A couple of our friends were already sitting down, and as I have not seen them for a while they greeted

Wine and cheese, yes please! Gordon’s Winebar

Do you love wine? Do you love cheese?
Well, Gordon’s Wine bar is my favourite place to go to when I fancy an evening like that!

It has become a ‘tradition’ of my friends and I to go to Gordon’s Wine bar whenever I came to London for a visit, but now I am officially a London citizen now, it is just a favourite spot to visit now and then.
As much as I love to go here, I want to keep my visits a bit low as I associate Gordon’s Wine bar with ‘special occassion’ – and I think my purse agrees as well – not that it is expensive, not at all! – For the quality of wine and nibbles you can get there the prices are pretty fair! But I know myself and I know my friends; whenever we are together for a drink and a nibble; it will not be a cheap night. – You know where I will be when I am rich – 

Gordon’s Wine bar is established in 1890 and one of the oldest – if not the oldest – wine bar in London or maybe even one of the oldest in the world, Luis Gordon discovered the bar and took it over in 1975. The current Gordon Family that own the bar are not related to the original Angus Gordon, a lucky coincidence as they could maintain the Gordon name. The winebar is owned by Wendy Gordon, the wife of the much loved Luis Gordon and now overseen by Luis’ eldest son Simon.

The bar is loved by many; young and old, you will find almost any type of people here – as long as they love wine – Most of the bar staff have been there for years, which is also something that adds up to its atmosphere seeing regular faces, like you are visiting a family home.
You can find and read more about its history here and an awesome timeline here! Very interesting 

I will warn you though: go early and have patience!, the wine bar is very popular and always fully packed. With a bit of patience and eyes of a hawk; you will eventually get a spot.

I have been inside once, but normally get a spot on their terrace which has heaters too when it gets a bit chilly at night, but you should have a look inside if you can! It is like you are going back in time, stepping into a wine cellar, always fully packed and a queue for the bar to get the wine, a good atmosphere and everyone is in a good mood.
When you step in, you see the food section on your right with amazing cheeses, meats and salads. We normally go for the same cheeses: Smoked Conté, Stilton and a soft mild cheese, you get big chunks of baguettes on a wooden board and we always get an extra small plate where we add onion chutney, cranberry chutney and some gherkins. On the photo above you can see that we got some paté, serrano and scotch egg as well. – Ugh I am getting hungry again when looking at it –

For wines, they have an amazing collection – normally we go for red wine, but as I brought my parents here recently and my dad is not that fond of red wine, we got white wine instead. – I highly recommend the red wine ‘Fat Bastard’ yes, a very interesting name, but this wine is our absolute favourite! We really should try some other red wines too as there are so many more amazing wines waiting to be tasted.

I don’t think I need to tell you much more about Gordon’s Wine barjust GO! I know you will love it and maybe we will meet each other there one day …

47 Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NE
Closest station: Embankment

Opening times: 
Monday till Saturday from 11 am to 11pm
Sunday 12am to 10pm

Book a table? 
No, first come, first serve! They do take reservations for at least 8 people, you can find more information here

See you soon! Toodle pip!

Craving good coffee: visiting Husk Coffee

My shift starts at 7 am, meaning I have to get out of my warm nest at 5 am, get my bum out the door at 6 am and work till around 1 pm-ish. Yea that is early, so it often results in drinking quite some coffee during the shift.

The people that know me, do know that I am actually more of a tea person, drinking green tea all day long – Earl Grey or Rooibos now and then – and when eating out I always order fresh mint tea with some honey. But sometimes I can really enjoy coffee too, and when I drink coffee; I want good coffee; and with that I mean