Eats and treats in Fulham

I recently spent the day in London catching up with one of my bestests, my Amelia, and as usual in between lots of talking, there was lots of eating! We started off with dim sum at the Royal China on the Fulham Road. I guess the best way to describe dim sum is like Chinese tapas; a selection of small dishes that are either steamed or deep fried, washed down with lots of jasmine tea.

 

Dim sum at Royal China - prawn cheong fun, yam croquettes, vietnamese spring rolls, pork puffs, pork cheong fun.
Dim sum at Royal China – prawn cheong fun, yam croquettes, vietnamese spring rolls, pork puffs, pork cheong fun.

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Bank Holiday in Pictures

This weekend in the UK was a bank holiday so we had the Monday off work. I started off the weekend with no plans for Sunday and Monday, but ended up with a long weekend full of friends, laughs and sunshine!

 

Here is my weekend in pictures…

 

Saturday

 

Chocolate Afternoon Tea at Hotel Rafayel

You wouldn’t think it from the entrance, but it’s a lovely hotel right on the river, with really friendly staff, and delicious cocktails and hot chocolates.

 

Afternoon tea with a view

 

Time for tea

 

Cake, warm scones, chocolate fondue

 

Chocolate fondue

 

Tropical chocolate martini anyone?

 

We left the hotel with our bellies full of chocolate goodness and headed straight to the Nike store in Oxford Circus to get some new gym kit to work it off next week!

 

Saturday night I then went on to visit a friend in her new home! I took a bottle or two round to celebrate. Her home is absolutely beautiful with a modern cottage feel. I’ll have to write up a post, will check with her first before I go taking pictures of her house! We spent the night in the kitchen doing what we do best…gossiping and drinking…

 

A celebration must have! Harvey Nichols Champagne
I only have a kitchen because it came with the house!

I spent the night on the new sofa, which was very comfy indeed and then spent Sunday at home doing some cleaning and tidying. After an afternoon walk in the sunshine with Lola and a nap I headed into London with some friends for dinner. We were all quite hungry so decided to go to the Brazilian churrascaria in Fulham called Rodizio Rico. How it works is you pay per head and then there is an all you can eat buffet of warm sides and salad, and then they bring round Brazilian meats which have been barbecued Brazilian style! My tip is to avoid eating too many carbs and save room for the meat! I managed to get through quite a few chicken hearts…

Barbecued chicken hearts

 

We woke up Monday to a warm sunny day perfect for a BBQ! So we ended the bank holiday the perfect way in the garden in the sunshine with good food and in good company.

 

Barbecued chicken satay

 

Eton mess made by the lovely Min – check out her blog minsworld

Spring Tea

Last Sunday Natalie and I went to Reading’s Malmaison for some Afternoon Tea – for which I have now broken my A.T. virginity (and it feels great). People were going crazy for the weather forecast as finally warm temperatures were arriving on British soil.

Therefore I decided to take the opportunity to get my legs and toes out that have been in hibernation. Out of everyone I saw in Reading, I have to say I was probably 1 in 3 who thought that summer had arrived. But the way I see it is, the sun/warmth is not an everyday occurrence here so better make the most of it!

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