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January 1, 2013

You know what? No resolutions for this year. Let’s all just be happy and healthy.


steak dinner

November 27, 2011

grass-fed steak from borough with kale, bacon and button mushrooms


October/November 2012

November 19, 2011

Nice/Cannes/Monte Carlo







majorca, september 9 – 12

September 19, 2011

No words required.

norway, august 18 – 22

September 19, 2011

View from Lillehammer (site of the Olympic ski jump competition and home of Norway’s excellent Olympic museum)


May 17, 2011


november update

November 29, 2010

a week after our amsterdam trip, c. came to visit the big smoke. it was a busy 48 hours:

  • breakfast at home (scones, yoghurt and tea)
  • lunch immediately following (tray baked salmon)
  • gelato before dinner
  • sushi at taro (my third time there…)
  • dim sum at royal china queensway (the suckling pig was particularly nice)
  • shopping at everybody’s favourite cheap-o shop, primark
  • yum cha at leong’s legend in chinatown
  • cake (and cupcakes to go) at the hummingbird bakery (aka the infamous “baskery”
  • pizza
  • midnight shopping trip at tesco’s

pictures are up on facebook.

i became ill immediately following (actually during) our pizza dinner but it had nothing to do with eating so much in such a short period of time, i swear. after two days of rest i was feeling okay, which was good because we left for ICELAND on wednesday. photos will follow.

yesterday we went to the imperial war museum to see the “ministry of food” exhibit which i thought was very well curated and lots of fun. (also there are tanks and cannons there, so, um, of course it’s fun.) a highlight was watching some of the “food flashes” that the ministry of food produced during world war two:

i found a new song to obsess over (and potentially a new accent to imitate.) please note: here i used the awesome youtube trick i learned from jason howell. (skip ahead in any video by adding #t=1m10s).

only one more weekend in the uk and then it’s back to canada for the holidays!

amsterdam food (+ other stuff) update #2

November 12, 2010

my first meal in amsterdam was at a forgettable pancake restaurant in the red light district. (hunger makes you do funny things.) the dutch seem to like letting cats roam around their restaurants, a fact i find really disturbing.

immediately after breakfast we landed at cafe versailles to use their wi-fi.

on sunday morning we had more pancakes and a french breakfast, respectively:

later on that afternoon (after visiting the van gogh museum) we had a little snack at a very posh cafe next to louis vuitton. the appeltaart was shockingly naked – no whipped cream! that’s a big no-no as far as christina and i are concerned. the hot chocolate was nice though!



liberty of london

October 25, 2010

i’m moving in. this store has an entire floor dedicated to arts and crafts materials, quilting fabrics, rowan yarn, and buttons. it’s like christmas, my birthday, and september’s vogue all rolled in to one!

this is the fabric i want. at a mere 20 quid per metre i can afford a scrap about the size of a postcard.

imli + back to the future – london

October 4, 2010

imli is an indian tapas restaurant with really delicious food – food that made me happy! food like: stuffed paneer, daal with naan, lamb biryani and honey duck with tamarindo.

after dinner i saw the 25th anniversary edition of back to the future (it was amazing, as usual) at the empire¬†cinemas. i’ve never seen such an enormous theatre before, it was just gigantic. the¬†audience was full of geeks who cheered and laughed and clapped at all the best moments.

chinatown was not too far away: