The Joker, Croydon

I’ve never really got into Valentine’s Day. It isn’t because I don’t believe in it or care about it but rather because my partner and I celebrate our anniversary of getting together two days later (16th February 2010 – talk about feeling increasingly old!). So on that Saturday we made a bit of an effort, […]

Wagamama, Croydon

Seafood noodle dish with greens

There are a number of restaurants that people always pull a face at when I say I have never gone to it before; Wagamama was always one of them. For a long time Nandos was another (even then I have only gone to Nandos once and it was when I was a vegetarian and therefore […]

The Tram Stop Cafe, Croydon

Soup of the day in a cafe on Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon

The last time I ventured to the The Tram Stop Cafe handily situated by Addiscombe tram stop in Croydon was back in March. I remember the peppered beef bagel that came with crisps and salad as well as the minty iced, with chocolate bunny inserted, cupcake and have distinct memories of loving it. With rich […]

The Dock, Cardiff Bay

There is a lot of history in Cardiff and not just the obvious and visible things like the castle but also the bay has a lot of immigrant history that my historian partner was keen to tell me about as he suggested we walk down to the bay from the city centre. As always walking […]

Date night: Paella

Last week my boyfriend promised to cook me a really nice meal. I was really excited and was interested in what he would come up with. After nearly a whole week of promising, when the day came he still hadn’t even thought about what to cook me. To say I was disappointed is probably an […]