Eating up Dubai

Dubai – For One Night Only

Dubai – For One Night Only

Travelling is sometimes both illuminating and tragic. I’ve just had a trip to Istanbul. For two nights. It’s just long enough to realise that it’s just not long enough to be there. And by the time I was saying goodbye, having a glass of Turkish rosé looking over the Bosphorus […]

Eating up Dubai

The Act

The Act

When I was a kid, all I wanted to be was a cowboy. It didn’t matter that I was a girl. I was going to be a pretty cowboy, who ruled the Wild West from the saddle during the day, and then would drape myself over a saloon piano by […]

 

Current Silliness

Sassy and Lulu and the offending oyster

Sassy and Lulu and the offending oyster

Lulu has been silly enough to commit to working while she is over here (not very hard, or with great efficiency I would imagine), and this left me at a loose end for the morning. I’ve been given a task by my youngest to go and take a photo of […]

Current Silliness

Sassy and Lulu go AWOL

Sassy and Lulu go AWOL

So I’m doing well at this posting daily thing, aren’t I? I blame Lulu. If she hadn’t been around me forcing me to get sozzled each evening, I might be sitting down quietly and writing my daily diary. I do have a little excuse. Yesterday I spent the entire day […]

 

Recent activities

Covent Garden Real Food Market

Covent Garden Real Food Market

From Day One of the Sassy and Lulu hit London trip…. Covent Garden Real Food Market Activity Style: Market/street food Size: Small. 20+ stalls Price: From £4 for a substantial sandwich, around £12 for drink, lunch and a sweet ending. Facilities: Chairs are in short supply – sit on the […]

 

Culinary Travel

Istanbul – for one night only. Nicole, and your other best restaurants…

Istanbul – for one night only. Nicole, and your other best restaurants…

This post details an experience at Nicole Restaurant – for the full list of recommendations, please scroll down. This is the experience I alluded to in one of my latest posts. Travelling to a city for a very short time is unfortuately the norm for most. We fly in, grab […]

 

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Activities, reviews

Covent Garden Real Food Market

Covent Garden Real Food Market

From Day One of the Sassy and Lulu hit London trip…. Covent Garden Real Food Market Activity Style: Market/street food Size: Small. 20+ stalls Price: From £4 for a substantial sandwich, around £12 for drink, lunch and a sweet ending. Facilities: Chairs are in short supply – sit on the […]

July 15, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu and the offending oyster

Sassy and Lulu and the offending oyster

Lulu has been silly enough to commit to working while she is over here (not very hard, or with great efficiency I would imagine), and this left me at a loose end for the morning. I’ve been given a task by my youngest to go and take a photo of […]

June 23, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu go AWOL

Sassy and Lulu go AWOL

So I’m doing well at this posting daily thing, aren’t I? I blame Lulu. If she hadn’t been around me forcing me to get sozzled each evening, I might be sitting down quietly and writing my daily diary. I do have a little excuse. Yesterday I spent the entire day […]

June 22, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu hit the wall. Then bounce off it.

Sassy and Lulu hit the wall. Then bounce off it.

We were a bit tired last night. All our gourmandising finally got the better of us and we retired to the hotel room with a bag of chilli crisps and a bottle of Picpoul from the local Waitrose. We didn’t even make it through the bottle. I think we may […]

June 17, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu go to the country

Sassy and Lulu go to the country

It’s a bit hard as a food blogger not to go celebrity chef chasing in London, and de jour, Heston Blumenthal is the grandaddy. But, because we booked this trip fairly much as we walked to the airport, we couldn’t get a table at Dinner. The Fat Duck is just […]

June 16, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu attempt to be posh

Sassy and Lulu attempt to be posh

This is part of a series of posts – to get in the mood, you might want to backtrack a little… This morning began with pork. Are you sensing a pattern? We fueled our day with Cumberland sausages and scrambled eggs at the Fleet River Bakery (Don’t go the bacon […]

June 15, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Sassy and Lulu hit London

Sassy and Lulu hit London

I think we’ve unconsciously developed a cunning plan to avoid theft in London. Use our unavoidably base Australian accents, excitable volume levels, innuendo, cloying cliche, laughter and non-PC dialogue to attract the attention of everyone around us. Nobody’s going to dare stick their maw in my handbag whilst everyone is […]

June 13, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel

Istanbul – for one night only. Nicole, and your other best restaurants…

Istanbul – for one night only. Nicole, and your other best restaurants…

This post details an experience at Nicole Restaurant – for the full list of recommendations, please scroll down. This is the experience I alluded to in one of my latest posts. Travelling to a city for a very short time is unfortuately the norm for most. We fly in, grab […]

June 11, 2014 ×

Hotel Reviews, reviews

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi… On pinching toiletries, Aussie chefs and club life

Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi… On pinching toiletries, Aussie chefs and club life

Hotel review – further details and rating follow the post. It’s got to that time of year when every resident of the UAE is dreaming about vacations. Some get them, some don’t. Just two weeks ago, the weather does that thing it does every year – it turned from beautiful-every-day-and-even-better-at-night […]

June 8, 2014 ×