A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend an evening of stand up comedy at Stand Up Camden, a brand new comedy event in North London. But guess what?! In all honesty, I absolutely hate stand up comedy.
It's sort of become this running joke from those who know me well that I don't like comedy, because I "don't like to laugh" (I'm not a cold-hearted wench, I promise ...then again, maybe I am). Quite frankly, most comedy acts make me cringe, so I never choose to watch stand up nor had I ever been to a show before, so I was really intrigued as to how I would feel about this particular event.
Coffee Machine*: c/o Dolce Gusto
Hi, my name is Leigh and I'm addicted to coffee.
No, I really am. It most likely all started at my after school job for Starbucks when we had an unlimited amount of free drinks at our disposal, so I started dabbling in caffeine and began to realise how wonderful it really is. We spent hours making up new drink concoctions and downing espressos like a bunch of university freshers at a £1-a-shot night. Since those years as a teenage barista, I'm a five-cups-a-day kinda girl, and if anyone even dares to keep me from my coffee, all hell does indeed break loose. It's probably safe to say I like a good cup of coffee.
When the opportunity to review a Dolce Gusto machine landed in my inbox, you can only imagine my enthusiasm. A frothy, professional latte at the touch of a button with little effort required and without the typical high street coffee chain price (yes, I'm looking back at you and your £4 drinks Starbucks)... umm yes please!
*Note, this was my last restaurant review before pledging to go vegetarian, but more on that later...
Although I've just moved from Southampton to London, I still find myself back in the south coast city quite frequently to visit James. Not long after I left Soton, the eagerly anticipated WestQuay Watermark opened in December and with it a number of new restaurants were welcomed into the city. Amongst those restaurants is Thaikhun, a restaurant that brings the tastes of Thailand's famous street food to the UK, and we were invited along to taste the menu during the soft launch of the brand new Watermark complex.
Location: Multi-Storey Car Park, Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12 7RJ
Pergola On The Roof is a multi restaurant pop-up for foodies located on top of a multi-storey car park at the Television Centre in White City, London. This winter it has been completely transformed into a Nordic style forest hang out that is was very fitting for the festive period. Trails of creeping ivy hang from the ceiling, whilst terrariums filled with greenery delicately dangle and twinkling fairy lights are entwined amongst the foliage.