Author: cateinthekitchen

Happy Sunday

At the beginning of this week, it really felt as though spring was upon us. The air was fresh and warm, the sun was beating down and blossom was blooming all over the place. Unfortunately, these past few days have been telling a different story and here I am, holed up in my bedroom listening to the howling wind and wrapping my dressing gown as tightly around my shivering body as I can. England is strange. Change is in the air, though. Today, I went to view a room in a flat in Hove and under an hour after I walked out the door, I was offered it. Here’s to new beginnings and the excitement and clarity that a new phase of life brings. Wish me luck. I really don’t have much to show you this week at all. I feel like I’ve been more than busy enough to have plenty to talk about with you but as I search through my camera roll for evidence of such business there’s little to none. The highlight of my …

Cheap Dates in Brighton – Lemon Wednesday at Hobgoblin

I promised you quality dates for next to no money in this series, and in my second instalment (see the first here) I’ve really met the brief. This particular deal means an after work bevvie in one of Brighton’s best beer gardens is going to cost you nothing more than 40p per head. You’re welcome. Here’s the deal, get yourself down to Hobgoblin (it’s on London road right opposite ALDI, I’ll leave the address at the bottom of this blog post) between the hours of 8 and 10pm with a lemon in hand. Take it to the bar and they’ll exchange it for a bottle of Cobra. No catch, no other purchase necessary, just a good old fashioned citrus fruit/beer swap. Unfortunately, you can’t spend the whole evening giving lemons and getting alcohol in return, it’s a one-per-person situation, and they’ll stamp your hand to make sure you don’t sneak past that rule. One thing worth mentioning: bring your ID. They don’t care if you’re 19 or 54, Hobgoblin are going to ID you, they’re …

Happy Sunday

I’ve had the kind of slow and sleepy weekend that is best reserved for this time of year. Getting in extra hours of sleep at the tail end of winter before the long days and endless socialising of the spring and summer months. It’s finally nearing the end of the hibernation period, and while I really can’t wait for it to be over, I’ll cherish these last few weekends of stillness all the same. I managed to watch three movies in the last 48 hours (potentially a record for me, I’m very terrible at sitting down for that long). The first two were a couple of X-Men films to give Logan (which I loved, by the way) some actual context, and the second was Moonlight which is as good as everybody says it is. I’ve been promised a trip to Mile Oak farm next weekend so I’ll have some more exciting snaps for you next Sunday, for now here’s a picture I took of Tom yesterday that perfectly encapsulates the chill level of our Saturday. …