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'I haven't been everywhere yet but it's on my list' Susan Sontag

Thursday, 9 October 2014

miss b loves .........sweet treats in Alice's Wonderland



Quirky, delightful, imaginative, enchanting, nostalgic....a few adjectives which sum up Alices Tea Room in St Annes.


As soon as we were handed the giant playing card menus we knew we were in for a treat ......


...with numerous references to Alice in Wonderland....




Wednesday, 1 October 2014

miss b loves .....perfect fish and chips in picturesque Downham.



Autumn's here! Cooler temperatures, a touch of rain but I'm now ready for this new season ..... This year in England it's been a good summer.... plenty of sunshine, clear blue skies and so many opportunities to be outdoors...

Early in the summer we drove out into the Ribble Valley, thirty minutes from home and the perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle. 
    

Our destination .... Downham, often quoted as the loveliest village in Lancashire, complete with a gurgling brook running past the village green and stone cottages ......



It's certainly unspoilt and full of old world charm with an abundance of pretty, beautifully maintained properties..... 



Thursday, 18 September 2014

miss b loves.... a memorable experience at Pollen, Singapore



I mentioned briefly here that during our trip to Singapore in July we enjoyed one of the most memorable lunches we have ever eaten. Well, it was more than a lunch and more of an experience! Pollen takes its name from renowned, Michelin starred British chef Jason Atherton's flagship restaurant Pollen Street Social in London. It's the perfect name, as this one is housed in the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.



Our table was in the perfect spot with impressive views of the city and the huge ferris wheel, the Singapore Flyer.


The beautiful charger plates, decorated with illustrations of flowers and plants, immediately caught my eye ....



Thursday, 11 September 2014

miss b loves ..........one final sweet taste of summer



A couple of weeks ago it was looking as if autumn had arrived far too early with chilly days and overcast skies ...... but summer is back! It's blue skies and warm temperatures(at least for this time of the year in England) What a treat! 



A chance to enjoy a final taste of summer too with a home-made raspberry Pavlova. There are certain foods which instantly make me think of warm sunny days and this is one of them .....



This meringue-based dessert is said to have been named in honour of the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova during one of her tours to Australia and New Zealand in the 1920s. There seems to be a long-running dispute about which of the two countries actually invented the dish. The Oxford English Dictionary and some research suggests New Zealand but the debate continues!


Anna Pavlova 1912
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