Don't you fear, I am getting myself ready for Christmas. The stockings are up, the decorations are all purchased and resting on the kitchen table awaiting their placement in the apartment. Tomorrow is December 1st, and I have decided to wait until then to decorate, although the advent candles are out and I glued some glittery misteltoe to one of the doorways. I'm warming myself on some homemade mulled wine while I wait. My figers are itching to get started, only a couple of hours left...
Do I? Well, not this one, or the other one I tried from Eat, they are all way too fruity and heavy and not very tasty. I think I have tried my first and last one of these dry beasts. But thank you M&S for making tiiiiny portions that novices like me can buy and try without having to force myself through a normal sized creation which is scary size-wise even for a whole group of people...
Sometimes the easy way is the only way. And a Sunday night should be relaxed, easy and filled with comfort food. Hence the pizza. So this is basically a recipe that isn't a recipe, so it's not even getting a proper post on the food part of the blog. But the recipe is as follows:
Get finished pizza bases in any grocery store, smear some tomato puree on the base and put some sliced tomatoes and onions on top. Add pieces of ham and then finish it all off with some cheese of your choice and a sprinkle of spices.
Moments from Oslo, had no time to do anything but be social, hence the coffee break... So no time for blogging, but I had a great time and I just can't wait to go back for Christmas.
I haven't realised just HOW much I have missed driving. It's not the actual driving I miss but more the singing out loud alone in the car to pop songs and having conversations with myself out loud. I have never been a shower singer, but I'm the Mariah Carey of car singers, minus the twins and crazy ways.
I'm the luckiest girl in the world because I am heading home to Oslo for a long week end! Right now I am packing my suitcase and getting more excited by the minute, tomorrow is the day: Here I come Oslo!
According to Vogues Secret Addresses (worth a read, but I will include the ones I try out in the blog) one of the best take away places in London is called Angeles and it's in Kilburn High Road. And, I am in Kilburn High Road quite a lot because of work, so an opportunity like this cannot be left to chance. I tried, I liked, I am going back. And next time I am specifically trying the crispy beef that Vogue mentions, I had totally forgot about that when I went!
Seems like I have been taking an unintended blogging break, which is a result of having to work a bit more than usual (also unintended) and ending up in bed at a very respectable, if not crazy early, hour. But now I am back! Looking orward to this week, where last week was all about work, canned soup dinners and early nights this week will be dedicated to some days at work, a new start at the gym, a bit of travel (exciting) and family time. Can't wait...
The picture above is from an ill advised trip to Selfridges which made me a bit down when I realized that there are virtually no handbags with a pricetag below £800 anymore, which is bad news for people with my salary...
If I am in the situation where I am hungry and alone in London then there is always a Pret, Eat or Starbucks to retire to and have a quick bite alone. There is something about eating on your own in a restaurant that scares me a bit, even when armed with a book. But, sometimes I need to challenge myself and yesterday afternoon I was alone in London, my day off, and in desperate need of food but not in the mood for a sandwich. So...I went to a restaurant. Alone! I really love Busaba right off Oxford Street so I couldn't pass on the opportunity to have their mixed vegetables. Yum!
I'm Christine and I currently live in London with my husband where I do my best to go to as many restaurants as possible, bake, DIY and occasionally let my hair down and go to a museum. x