Just a quick post to say I’ll be back to regular content soon. We’ve been struggling with a nasty virus for the past three weeks and to top things off, my laptop has died at the worst possible time, so proper blogging is impossible at the moment. I’m hoping to get it fixed on Sunday. Until then, enjoy some photos from our last venture to our favourite cafe ever, the Old Hardware Shop!
The final part of my Honeymoon Series will cover our day trip to Bournemouth and our visit to Mad Cucumber Vegan Lounge!
We spent Tuesday shopping in Bournemouth, after a car journey through the stunning countryside and a quick ferry journey over to Poole. There isn’t a whole lot to tell you about Bournemouth itself, not because it isn’t a great place, but because we mostly just shopped. I’ll be posting a Lush Christmas haul very soon though!
For lunch, we did a quick Google search on vegan options in the area and found Mad Cucumber, which is really central and easy to find. I’m still in shock about this place. It has to be to best vegan food I’ve ever eaten, aside from home cooked dishes and our wedding meal, of course. There was so much to choose from, and the place is completely and entirely vegan! We ended up settling for enchiladas, and chocolate cake and pumpkin spice cake for dessert. The food was absolutely delicious and the cake was perfect. I was very impressed by the fact that it wasn’t too sweet – I find that many times vegan cake is made with far too much sugar to compensate for the ‘lack’ of animal ingredients. And can we all just take a moment to appreciate the side salad? I’m used to side salads being a few wilted leaves with some under-ripened and over-refrigerated chunks of tomato and cucumber, but this took it to the next level. A simple salad with mustard dressing, some rice AND a scoop of creamy cucumber salad? I felt spoiled. I would also like to say that the staff were absolutely lovely. Apart from that one time I had to ring Lufthansa and they saved my arse over a checking-in mistake, I think Mad Cucumber had some of the best customer service I’ve ever experienced in my life.
Have you been to Bournemouth before? What are your recommendations?
After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back with full force! Slowly but surely, I’m figuring out my routine and learning to balance work, married life, the gym, my MA and the blog. I’m also learning that sometimes you have to set priorities, and if the blog falls to the back of the list for a few weeks, then so be it! You can’t always be on top of everything.
I’m starting the blogging re-boot off with my favourite new series, Sunday Brunch! These are our waffles and tea from a few weeks ago.
There’s something magical about spending lazy sunny days with your family in the house you grew up in. Earlier this month, Jake and I braved the discomfort of Ryanair to visit my mum, dad and brother in the north of Germany and were lucky enough to be blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather. [ Read More… ] …
Another Sunday, another cookbook! I’ve actually been looking forward to this review because Chloe’s Kitchen, by Chloe Coscarelli, the first all-vegan winner of Cupcake Wars, is without a doubt one of my favourite books out there.