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April highlights

Jim’s birthday

 

My boyfriend turned thirty in the beginning of April and we celebrated it by having a lovely, leisurely day exploring London. During the course of the day we visited the Natural History Museum, experienced the London Eye at sunset (very much recommended!) and of course, ate a lot! I had booked us a table at the Dean Street Townhouse in Soho which was absolutely wonderful – we were allocated a cosy table by the fireplace (couldn’t have asked for a better one!) and everything from the cocktails and food to the atmosphere was absolutely top notch. I had emailed the restaurant beforehand telling them it was Jim’s birthday and the restaurant was lovely enough to surprise him with a complimentary chocolate treat at the end of our meal! So definitely 5 stars from me to this place, and (if you don’t choose the steak), it’s also pretty affordable and definitely a great choice for those nights that are a little bit more special.

 

Baking

 

 

As soon as I saw these salted caramel apple pies on The Londoner’s blog I knew I needed to try them out myself. Sure, mine didn’t come out looking necessary as appetizing as hers but it’s the inside that counts, right?! I’m still working on getting all of my food to look something other than an absolute mess, but this might be a pretty long process so please just bear with me..! If you’re going to try these out yourself, I only have one tip: put more caramel sauce in them than you might think you need. It’s the best part and you’ll want your pies to be absolutely oozing with it!

 

My first ever Sunday roast!

 

 

I won’t go into too much detail as I already wrote a post about my first Sunday roast experience previously, but it did have to make it to my monthly highlights too, didn’t it? My roast, though not the most traditional of them all, was super yummy and I would highly recommend popping into the Black Lion for a bite if you happen to be in the Kilburn area!

 

Spring!

 

 

A few weekends ago on a beautiful Sunday me and Jim took a long walk from Stockwell to Victoria in order to get to know our local area a little bit better. I’ve lived really close to Vauxhall for about a year now but it’s still not a very familiar area to me which is why it was really nice to walk around a bit more and discover some new gems. There’s some really nice pubs and restaurants on the riverside and their terraces looked like the perfect choice for a sunny day – if only the nice summery weather of last weekend would make a comeback so I could actually test them myself!

 

The new Last Shadow Puppets album

 

I can’t remember when was the last time I have listened to one record this much on repeat – this album just seriously gets better and better with each listen! I generally love anything that Alex Turner does (Arctic Monkeys is my all time favourite band!) and luckily this one didn’t disappoint either. My favourite song at the moment (it changes a lot!) is Sweet Dreams TN – go have a listen here and let me know if you love it as much as I do!

 

What did you love last month – did I miss out on anything amazing?

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9 comments so far.
  • You and your fella look SO perfect together. Well matched couple or what!? I'm looking for things to do for my own boyfriend's birthday this year…and this looks really lovely. I'll be looking into the London eye!

    Also those salted caramel muffin, sweeeeeeeeeeeeeet lord!!!! Get in my mouth now!!

    Katie. xx La Coco Noire

    • Aww thank you for such a kind and lovely comment! And yes, I would definitely recommend the London Eye – let me know if you end up going! 🙂

  • Hope Jims birthday were amazing (it's the best day of the year so I bet it WAS in deed amazing). Your birthday is coming soon too girl! Wish I could be there 🙁

    Just wanted to inform you that I also joined the dark side and started listening to Taylor Swift…I blame you!!

    • Hahahahaha YES to Taylor Swift! Next time she's in London (and hopefully you to) we'll go and see her 😉

      Wish you could be there too – I hope you're enjoying your travels! <3

  • Your photos really capture the happy feeling of this list! And as for trying to make food look good, I'm always more concerned with it tasting good, and think that 'add more caramel' should just be a mantra for all things in life! Stephie xx

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    • Aww thank you very much!

      That definitely sounds like a mantra I'm ready to adapt to… xx

  • Ooh I'm going to have to give that album a try – I haven't bought any new music in ages. What a lovely list, although I can't believe you've never had a Sunday roast before… hopefully you're a convert now?!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

    • Hi Laura, definitely do, it's so good and just gets better with each listen!

      I am a convert now – thinking of trying out different kinds of veggie roasts to have a better understanding on what my options are! xx

  • nice photos,the weather in them is amazing x

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