Berlin Vol 5.2: karaoke, wine and lots of food

Sunday 9th April 2017

After a bit of a lie-in, we headed back to Kreuzberg to have a second attempt at getting doughnuts at Brammibal’s. We arrived much earlier this time (at about midday) – I’m not sure we could have handled them being sold out again – and found plenty of doughnuts waiting for us. Since this was our second attempt, we decided to get more than just one doughnut each, so we got two boxes of four between us. I went for one that was white chocolate and coconut and another that was hazelnut and salted caramel. I can never pass up on salted caramel.  Continue reading “Berlin Vol 5.2: karaoke, wine and lots of food”

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Berlin Vol 5.1: vegan kebabs, street art and 80s music

Saturday 8th April 2017

I woke up at about 4.15am for my journey to Berlin, having not got much sleep at all. Perhaps unwisely, I’d gone to a friend’s for dinner and drinks the night before and instead of leaving early I’d lost track of time and arrived back home at 11-ish. I still hadn’t packed at that point. Or done my washing up. Needless to say I was exhausted – but still I managed to move. Continue reading “Berlin Vol 5.1: vegan kebabs, street art and 80s music”

My London Adventures: an evening of cheese and beer

14 December 2016

I’ve had many adventures since I moved to London. On Wednesday night, I had one of the best so far. I had an evening of cheese. After work, I met a friend and walked for about a half hour from Holborn to Borough Market – by London Bridge tube station. We were going for the “Evening Of Cheese” event that was being thrown there that night. Continue reading “My London Adventures: an evening of cheese and beer”

Four days in Oslo

22 – 25 May 2015

Day One: Friday

After I finished work – at around 5.30pm – on the Friday before the May Bank Holiday weekend, I arrived at the Heathrow Terminal 2, ahead of my 7.30pm flight to Oslo. The Flatmate met me there and we spent the time before boarding grabbing some dinner (meatballs from Leon) and stocking up on bags of sweets for the flight (Wine Gums and Starburst to be precise).

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My Top 3 Berlin Christmas Markets

25 – 27 November 2016

As much as I do hate winter, Christmas is probably my favourite time of year. I love the food, I love the festiveness and I love the markets. Until a couple of weeks ago, the only time I had been to actual German markets was back in 2004 when I was 13. I went on a school trip to the markets in Aachen and Cologne and they were amazing. They were so cute and festive. Since then, I’ve frequented multiple German-esque Christmas markets in England. My university town of Nottingham has a small one every year and London is rife with them. There’s the big Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park – complete with both expensive fairground rides and a free German-style Christmas Market – and ones on the South Bank and by the Tate Modern – and they’re just the ones that I have personally been to.

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Berlin Vol 4.3: Christmas Markets, cafes and family history

27 November 2016

On our second morning in Berlin, my Dad and I learnt from our mistakes the day before. We were planning on hitting up more Christmas markets today and this time we knew not to load up on breakfast before we went. We were going to want food there. So, after a yoghurt and some OJ, we headed out into the cold in the direction of Alexanderplatz. Continue reading “Berlin Vol 4.3: Christmas Markets, cafes and family history”

Berlin Vol.4.2: hot chocolate and Christmas Markets with extra cheese

26 November 2016

In the morning, we were up, out and on our way to Weyers – our usual breakfast haunt. They do an incredible continental breakfast for 2 people that could easily feed more. We had breads, jams, multiple types of cheese and cured meats and some salmon. It was delicious and definitely defeated us. Weyers 1 – Us 0. Continue reading “Berlin Vol.4.2: hot chocolate and Christmas Markets with extra cheese”