My week in pictures

Instagram is great, isn’t it!?
Here’s some snap happy shots from the past week – very much snow-inspired!

As the temperature started to drop at the start of the week, where better to warm up than at The Dorchester, London?
We dined at The Gril in The Dorchester…..find out what we ate here

The snow finally fell which led to a flurry of photo/instagraming opportunities as the whole country fell apart….

….being ‘snowed in’ (too lazy to leave the house) meant that I snuggled up by the fire with some pancakes (recipe here) and watched people slipping and sliding around outside.

I was spoilt with a delightful treat from Pandora – buy it here!

Friday morning I reluctantly ventured into the snow, wrapped up warm with the essential snow boots on…..

Meet my new friend – think he might be needed in India at the moment…20130121-180329.jpg


Austria or Somerset?

Next week is the big move to Singapore.
Get ready for some seriously tropical shots!

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Part 2. Birthday in the Country

After spending the perfect Saturday in Bath, I headed back home to the good old West Country for a special birthday pub Sunday roast.
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We headed to a little country pub in Priddy, Somerset, called the Queen Victoria Inn. You know the type, log fire, plenty of cider and the same old man stood drinking at the bar every time you go.
It’s my favourite country pub to visit and I have celebrated several birthdays here.

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My whole family came and we introduced AJ to some proper Somerset scrumpy and Butcombe Ale pie – finally!Country life blog - 06 Country life blog - 07

After filling ourselves with pie, ham egg and chips and casserole (between us, not each), we headed to the nearby Ebbor Gorge for some scrambling and exploring!

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We then all came home exhausted and filled ourselves up with some yummy birthday cake!

Birthday in Bath – Part 1.

Last week was my birthday.
As it’s only weeks until the big move to Singapore, I spent it at home with my favourite people where I was spoilt to a weekend in the West Country
Firstly, I was whisked away to Bath Spa for a weekend of overindulging and relaxation at the famous spa.Singapuresling.jpg

AJWe arrived mid-afternoon and stopped off for some afternoon tea at Sally Lunn’s tea houseSally Lunn's House.jpg

DSC03074Sally Lunn’s house is the oldest in Bath and a big hit with tourists with queues often out the door and in the cobbled street.
It’s quaint and typically English and the ultimate place for foodies – for the famous Sally Lunn bun alone…….Sally Lunn bunThey are huuuuuge and this is only half a bun!
The recipe to make a Sally Lunn bun is a secret but it’s a cross between a crumpet, bread and cake and is served with sweet or savoury toppings – I went for almond butter washed down with some peppermint tea.

After an afternoon of wandering around the little streets and the magnificent Abbey we headed for a twilight spa session at Thermae Bath Spa.
The rooftop heated pool is great during the twilight session as it’s all lit up and looks over the lights of Bath, as well as the Abbey.

We then hit the town….DSC03085 prosecco DSC03090

DSC03091Dinner was at Jamie’s Italian in Bath.
Day and night, Jamie’s Italian restaurants are always packed – probably because you know you are always guaranteed a great meal!


Jamie's Italian

DSC03096I went for salmon with roasted veg….


….AJ went for the more manly giant meatballDSC03098