A weekend full of Brighton, Gin & Cheese… Bliss.

We pretty much had a few days free to do as we liked this weekend. Surprisingly, neither of us had much work to on, which gave us plenty of time to get out and about in London town. Unfortunately, the plans we’d made were instantly scuppered, as the London Overground was closed, making anywhere pretty difficult to get anywhere. It was a choice of rail replacement or bust. So we went bust and stayed local on Saturday… Let’s just take a moment to curse the blasted rail works that need to be done during our weekend leisure time… #$@&%*!? That’s better.

It wasn’t all bad, as we ended stocking up the fridge with cheese a-plenty (mmm… cheese) and spent some time indulging in gin cocktails. We’ve been testing out Ophir gin over the past few days and I have to say it’s pretty good – A very different gin with a strong cardamom flavour, which some like to serve with chilli…. Not me. I’ll take it alone thanks!

Opihr Gin

My current favourite cheese from Waitrose. You must try it… Um, that’s if you like your cheese to be nice and pungent!

Waitrose Berthaut's Epoisses cheese


Before the drink (always wise), we paid a quick visit to Brixton and bagged these lovely cards designed by illustrator Rosie Webb. I intend to frame a few and try to find a spot for them on the stairs… wish me luck. That space is filling up fast.

Rosie Webb

Today, after a minor set back of the car and house keys being inside the house whilst we were outside (Doh), we managed to hot foot it to Brighton to spend a few hours in the lanes. We pretty much just shopped, ate ice cream and wore out the little dog by the sea front…

Brighton Pier

Gelato Gusto Brighton

We’ve been looking for a salad bowl for ages… and today I finally settled on this bamboo bowl from Oliver Bonas. Love.

Bamboo Bowl

We’re now supping more gin and eating a little more cheese before the weekend comes to a close – That’s after Alex cooked me yet another delicious Sri Lankan Duck Curry from the Simply Cook recipe kits. If you haven’t tried them, then I suggest giving it a go! Yum.

Simply Cook box

Well, that was my weekend. I hope yours was fab x

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  1. Steph September 29, 2014 / 1:51 am

    I try not to eat much cheese these days but I loved the Waitrose description as ‘gloriously sticky’- that’s such a great way to talk about the most delicious cheeses. Also The Rosie Webb watercolors are lovely!
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