Homemade Cocktails and Pizza

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Hello everybody, it’s been a hot minute!

On Saturday I visited a couple of friends and we had a fabulous evening of making our own cocktails and pizza!

We all bought our own mixers and cocktail ingredients and ended up with our own versions of various cocktails such as a daiquiri and a pornstar martini.

Honestly, quite successful over all haha! We had a few sad attempts because we were estimating the amounts of alcohol but we ended up with some delicious drinks ~ we even garnished the glasses with little bits of melon and strawberry for fun ❤

We also made our own pizza in the pizza oven my friend owns and OMG they were insanely tasty. Like REALLY good. I made mine with goats cheese, mozzarella, olives and mushrooms and it may not have looked the prettiest but it certainly tasted amazing (trust me!).

I was so excited to eat I had already taken a slice before I remembered to take a photo! x

And as if pizza isn’t filling enough…we also tucked in to a homemade cookie and caramel ice cream bake :D! We never managed to finish the entire thing though, but we certainly tried ~

I mean come ON! *-*
Three strawberry daiquiris to wash down that beauty of a dessert

Hope all your days are going well and you are all eating the most delicious food.

~ Charlotte x

Visiting the Birmingham Sky Bar

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Hello and I hope you are having a wonderful December first! I haven’t posted much on here lately as England went into a second lockdown at the start of November and I didn’t want to post something just for the sake of posting, ya know?

Happily, that lockdown finishes TOMORROW (Dec 2nd) so I want to post a lot of Christmassy content this month (well at least I intend to…we’ll see haha).

BUT before I do that I want to write about last March when the literal last thing I did before the Rona took over was visit a sky bar in Birmingham!!

Food area of Selfridges

It was my friends idea as she’s lived in Birmingham for a couple years now and really recommend it for a fun evening…

Before we went we had a day shopping and eventually got tapas at a Spanish restaurant, which was incredibly divine. Of course we also had some cocktails 🍸

We headed up to the bar around 10:30pm and sat outside with a view of the city ~ inside they had a piano and places to dine and it was honestly just a really lovely place to go.

It’s weird that it’s March again in 3 months…this year has gone so fast because none of us have done anything!!! I hope 2021 brings back some normality and adventures.

~ Charlotte x

The German Gymnasium, London

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Back in May of 2019 I visited a beautiful restaurant in Kings Cross, London while visiting a friend who was living in the city at the time. The restaurant was named the ‘German Gymnasium’ and sold German inspired dishes. Even though it was more than a year ago, it was such a great experience that I want to post about it on here so that I can remember it in the future…

The food was incredible and we were both extremely full on our way out of the restaurant to make our theatre reservation for ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’.

As me and my friend are both vegetarian, we had the same starter and main (as we usually end up doing!). We both had the soup to start followed by the ‘Schupfnudeln and Seasonal Young Vegetables’.

The restaurant was very elegant and pretty with a grand piano and seating over two levels. The perfect spot for a working/ business lunch!

-Charlotte x

Visiting Friends and Making Pizza

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A few weeks ago I finally got to see my two friends after not having seen them for many weeks during a lockdown here in the UK.

We met up in the evening and had a chilled night-in making the most DIVINE homemade pizza in the pizza oven my friend owns.

I made mine veggie with lots of olives, goats cheese, and spinach ~

They were super easy to make and only took around 30 seconds to cook in the pizza oven!

The hardest part was lifting the dough off the counter and on to the shovel, which was more challenging than I had admittedly anticipated…

We spent the rest of the night catching up and giving lots of cuddles to Pippa the Labrador 🙂

-Charlotte x

Something Sweet

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On Sunday I visited a dessert restaurant in Shrewsbury for lunch. This was my first ever time at a dessert restaurant and I loved it! We ordered french toast and a strawberry and chocolate crepe and shared it between the two of us. It was so delicious, with the crepe being my wining favourite…

The restaurant was called ‘Sweet’ and it had a very colourful and vibrant charm to it. I would definitely recommend visiting here if you ever come to Shrewsbury as the food is delightful and the place just makes you feel happy.

I think it’s important at this time, during a pandemic, to make the most of eating out so that businesses can continue to do well and thrive. It must be a very worrying time for restaurant owners not knowing if they may be forced to close at any time.

You just have to remember to try and stay safe while you visit!

Visiting cafes and restaurants is something I have always loved to do so I missed it a lot during lockdown this summer… hopefully another lockdown won’t happen again any time soon.

-Charlotte x