Sunday, 11 April 2010
I love the Geffrye Museum on Kingsland rd, and we went for a stroll around the herb garden on easter weekend. The cafe is really nice, it has huge windows over looking the gardens. The menu is varied, and we settled on the afternoon tea. It's only a fiver and pretty tasty. Boring crockery though, it is getting a rating of 2.8 teacups. (mainly for the view and the cucumber sarnie). The best room in the Museum is the 1930's living room, love it.
The penultimate soup off took place in the countryside. "Soup Off' is like Come Dine with Me, but with soup. All the girls have made a brilliant effort. The egyptian themed eve consisted of delicious home made starters, falafel, baba ganoush, hummus, hallumi......pictured below. Soup was tomato, chickpea and rice. Dessert was a very chocolately mousse, mmmmm and these home made almond cookies with perfectly fresh mint.
Thursday, 1 April 2010
One March afternoon we met our friends at Marylebone Town Hall. They arrived looking glam and gorgeous and we still had no idea why we were there. All was revealed that we were to witness the girls' surprise civil partnership. AMAZING! It was a very special celebration, I was very lucky to be a witness. We all went off to The Mandeville Hotel afterwards for a delicious lunch, with Sicilian red wine and a dessert of honeycomb terrine and caramelised pistachios. Note to self, must return to Mandeville for afternoon tea served on Zandra Rhodes crockery. 5 teacups!!