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Catching Up - Home and London Lately

The past month has been a lot of moving, and a little shaking. A trip home before a hectic few weeks moving flat was much needed, and now needed again after much DIY-ing...!
Taking joy in the little things (I think daffodils might be a little bit magic in their power to cheer you up!) and seeing the beauty of the familiar, I was definitely a bit nostalgic this month!
Sometimes you don't realise how long you've been gone, until you give someone directions to a restaurant that closed two years ago...But we did manage to find our way to Bourbon at Queens for a family-in-law get together and some very pretty and reasonably priced dishes, and a little wedding talk. Soon to attempt in my own kitchen, I had the mustard glazed pork belly, which was fully of flavour, a little Asian-tasting twist on comfort food. The Ardsallagh Goats Cheese starter was fresh and fruity, with carrot jam (can you go wrong with jam?), and the first time I've had cold goats cheese in a starter.
Sadly I have no dessert to share due to Lent, but I was very jealous of my Dad's homemade crumble. Overall a tasty trip, but soooo looking forward to a chocolate egg and a 10 pack of Tayto next weekend.
Today we took a break from the constant "Assembly Required" (still a bed to create!) and made the most of the greenery on our new doorstep. I even went for a run, one early morning circuit of the local duck pond and the ducks were still snoozing. Shock.
Looking forward to a summertime of lazing on the grass and an ice-cream at the new local. It's not quite Not London, but a few quiet corners of peace!
xx