Last week I had the opportunity to attend the soft launch of their lastest cocktail bar in Brighton. Located at the bottom of West Street and attached to PRYZM, it honestly feels a million miles away from the usual connotations of “just another West Street bar”. For those of you not from Brighton, think of that one street in your town where you never want to go down at night because it’s full of clubbers, people throwing up and girls dropping chips all over the floor while trying to pull their knickers out of their bums. Just sayin’.
I’ll let you in on a secret. I much prefer autumn and winter but only because I’m lazy. Hear me out though; I make weekday lunches for me and J every day and it’s so easy to buy cheapy cans of soup from Asda, but in the hotter months, I actually have to put a little bit of effort in!
Recently though, I’ve stumbled on some really simple and easy-to-make recipes which we’ve been absolutely loving, so I’m sharing them with you, in case you’re looking for some summer lunch inspiration 🙂
I have a “not so secret” secret. I’m a habitual snacker, especially when I’m at work. I start off doing really well and not succumbing to the 11am biscuit. I dutifully drink loads of water and clap myself on the back for doing so well. I eat my somewhat healthy lunch and usually save a clementine for that 3pm slump.
I think I’m probably happiest when I’m eating, and I love trying out new and different foods and finding lovely places to eat out. So, on the last bank holiday weekend, J and I drove over to Crawley to check out a Caribbean restaurant called Turtle Bay*, which has branches all across the UK.
Down on Ship Street in Brighton there used be a place called The Smugglers; a sports pub with a nightclub above, aptly named The Loft, and 10 Below, a slightly smaller club below the main pub.
It closed down in 2015 and has now been reborn as The Walrus. I was invited to their VIP lunch to check out the new venue and sample some of the menu. Naturally, I took J with me 🙂
So this is going to be one of the easiest recipes you’re ever going to make. Seriously. It takes less than 15 minutes, and pretty much all of that is just waiting for the spaghetti to cook!!
I was kindly given VIP tickets to attend the Foodies Festival over the May Bank Holiday weekend, so naturally I took my Brighton bestie, Rachael, with me. We headed down on the Sunday, even though we knew it was going to rain that afternoon.
Lemon meringue pie is one of my favourite desserts and always reminds me of Sundays spent at my parents’ house having a roast with pudding after. My mum always used to make different puddings every week; I loved her cherry pie and treacle tart too!
Held on Hove Lawns (in East Sussex) from Saturday 29 April to Monday 1 May (bank holiday), the Foodies Festival is back and it’s been billed as the biggest food festival in the UK. I’m giving my lovely readers the chance to win one of 5 pairs of tickets for the weekend (yup, the whole three days!).
I don’t know about you, but after my one, occasionally, two cups of coffee in the morning (at the weekends), I don’t generally tend to think about water until about dinnertime.