A series of unfortunate Valentine’s

A series of unfortunate Valentine’s

I have never been ‘good’ at Valentine's Day.  When I was 8, I received my first V-Day card from a boy in my class called David.  I hysterically cried, immediately ripped it up, shoved it in my red reading folder and disposed of it on the way home.  Ice queen from the age of 8 [...]

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european eating: cappuccino grand café, madrid

european eating: cappuccino grand café, madrid

I will hold my hands up and announce that yes, I am definitely guilty of bad-mouthing the chain restaurant. It is so bad but, I am trying to quit the habit because I must remember - these places are (normally) too god damn good for there to only be one on the planet. One of [...]

european eating: toga, madrid

european eating: toga, madrid

Madrid was simply brimming with hidden gems.  Lush restaurants tucked away in dark alleyways.  Innovative and sultry cocktail bars disguised behind sliding doors.  The best pastry shops that the world has ever seen* (*I had ever seen).  And a gorgeous selection of coffee shops were placed on unbeknown street corners, waiting for you to file [...]