travel, London, and my own #GBBO

Saturday, September 20, 2014

I haven't been blogging as much as I normally do recently. That is because life is just a tiny bit crazy right now! I have my parents visiting from New Zealand, work is hectic and of course I'm squeezing in lots of travel as well.

So I thought this morning I'd share a few photos from the week just gone. Enjoy :)

Brighton Beach, England.
Brighton Beach. 
My parents and I did a little day trip out here on Monday. 
I even convinced my Dad to go on the beach carousel with me!

Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla and coconut icing.
Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla and coconut icing.
I hosted my monthly bookclub (also known as cheese and wine club) 
on Thursday night and baked these sweet cupcakes to share.

Brighton Pier, England
Brighton Pier.
Another snap from our day trip.
We watched the sun go down from sun chairs along the pier.

The English seaside and Fish & Chips.
The English seaside and Fish & Chips.
A perfect combo.

Brighton Beach, England
Did I mention a visit to Brighton Beach?

Regents Park, London
Although my parents have visited London a few times now, 
they had never been to Regents park.
We remedied that last weekend and had a picnic.

A classic English Victoria Sponge,  filled with berries, jam and whipped cream
It was my Dad's birthday last Saturday.
So I got my bake on and baked a classic English Victoria Sponge, 
filled with berries, jam and whipped cream.

Brookes running shoes
I've been pounding the pavements quite a lot recently.
In fact I run to work most mornings as it's the only spare time I have to fit in exercise.
So I decided to treat myself to some lovely new runners.

Homemade lime and ginger slice
And yes, I baked one more time.
A little lime and ginger slice.
Sweet and tangy.
This week's been like my own Great British Bake Off.

I'm currently in Spain this weekend - in Seville at the yearly Flamenco Festival - so will tell you all about it next week!

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  1. I love your Brighton shots, especially the one of the pier. Have a fun time in Spain.

    1. Thank you. I've just woken up in Seville and feeling wonderful :)

  2. Your Victoria sponge looks delicious! I love the shape of it! Brighton Beach looks so vintage-y and nice!

    1. Thanks Holly. The secret in the shape was the tin :)

  3. That Victoria sponge is a masterpiece and I loved the photos, have a nice time in Spain :)

    1. Thanks Laura. Seville was lovely - sunny and warm, and a tonne of great live music!

  4. I hope you are having a nice visit!

    1. Thanks Elizabeth. It was lovely to get away and get some sunshine!

  5. Brighton Beach looks gorgeous!

    1. I'm not sure I would use the word 'gorgeous', but it is quintessential British seaside and well worth a visit if you ever get a chance!

  6. Sounds like a wonderful week!