Monday, 9 May 2011

Remember Me?

How long has it been? Months? I've been pretty lax on the blogging front I know but I think I'm back. I am also back to using my old camera phone which has 12.1 mega pixels. Well good. It's a bit of a Steven Hawking of the technology world though. Really clever but keeps crashing.

Any way I'm just going to give you a little update of the most fun thing which has happened to me lately (I say most fun when I really mean the only fun, sigh).

T'other weekend I braved the cold climate and when oop north to Newcastle to visit my sister (and yes I really thought it was cold despite the constant sunshine). Aside from seeing my sister, going to the theatre, visiting the lovely seaside town of Tynemouth, finding pretty Stratton compacts and going to the Baltic Art Gallery the highlights for me were, of course, the food. I think I have an issue.

Unagi Bento

Miss Jessy Belle excited for her Tempura Bento

One of my big food loves is Bento which I think I may have mentioned before. If Bento is on the menu then everything else is off in my books. Above is a picture of my Unagi Bento which was teriyaki eel. I have read about what eel is like as a food before and I have to say it was an experience but I won't be going there again in a hurry. It was bony and I think I'd have enjoyed a nice tofu steak more. An experience though and now I know Unagi. My biggest let down was that they had run out of the vegetable gyoza; I still need to try them. Need!

But wait, there's more! More food? Oh you betcha.

The main event was Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House. It was lovely and we looked like Bright Young Things sitting there with our nightclub hand stamps (which wouldn't wash off) on the backs of our hands. Afternoon Tea is right posh hangover food.
It was all so perfect and despite looking like not much ("I'll have you know I'm going to eat the lot" were my famous last words) it was actually really filling so we took some home in boxes; though apparently not called a doggy bag.

The top tier of sweets were stunning and if I were on Come Dine With Me I would love to be able to do something like that for dessert. Very sweet but it was fun and such a nice selection.

A big thank you to Jessy for a lovely Royal Wedding Weekend and taking me for awesome Afternoon Tea. Nom!

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