Good grief, this post is way overdue! Life has been in the way for the past few weeks and I have been insanely busy! It’s all good fun though – just finding time to write about all I’m doing has been the problem! Here is October 2014 in all its glory!
I posted this on my Instagram and Facebook and people went wild for it. WHAT IS THAT THING? For all of the poor souls out there who don’t know a Chimichanga when they see one, this is it. I’m not a massive fan of Chiquito’s but I absolutely love their chilli beef chimi! If you haven’t tried one, do it. It’s a deep fried burrito…as if burritos couldn’t get better!
I went to the Section 33 pop up restaurant in the old Govanhill Swimming Baths. It wasn’t the best food, but I absolutely loved the novelty and the band that were playing. You can see a video of them on my Instagram.
Fentiman’s Drinks invited me to a cocktail masterclass event to showcase their products. World famous mixologist Manuel Wouters was there to do the tutorial and talk us through the products and techniques. It was a great moment to be handed a drink that Manuel made! The drinks were absolutely beautiful and I’m in love with Fentiman’s Rose Lemonade. Whilst I was in Edinburgh I managed in squeeze in a cheeky visit to BMB!
My favourite discovery in October is hands-down the pasta sauces from Di Mambro’s deli in Hamilton. The pancetta one absolutely blew my mind, and a tub that should feed a family fed my friend and me in one sitting! It’s so gorgeous, I recommend that everyone ditches the supermarket jars! I’m going to Roots, Fruits & Flowers in Glasgow this week so while I’m there I’ll pick some up and stock up my freezer in preparation for this snow we’re meant to get!
My friend announced that he was hosting a toga party, and my response was “Oh cool, for Halloween?” He looked disgusted and replied “No, in addition to Halloween. Obviously.” Uh, yeah. So a sizeable group of us dressed in togas, bed sheets and miscellaneous pieces of fabric and rope. And we had a fantastic night using the night as training for Hallowe’en!
Monet would be proud of my gran’s handy work! She took me out of a picture with an ex-boyfriend and placed me into a copy of a Monet and framed it. I laughed A LOT at this, and every time I see it (it’s in her living room by the way) I can’t help but smile!
I visited beautiful Rome. It was a whistle-stop tour of the city in a short timeframe but I ate so much wonderful food, drank Prosecco and got to soak up the beautiful architecture. I’ll be blogging about the trip in more detail as soon as I finish my Scandinavian series.
After Rome, we headed straight to my little heaven in Argyll. A couple of days of lounging in the caravan, going long country and beach walks and sitting on the decking eating bonbons, enjoying the view and reading. Oh, and I couldn’t forget to mention my dad’s cooking 24/7! Superb!
October hosts the foodie event of the year…the BBC Good Food Show! I was lucky enough to be an official blogger for the event and I got to meet Paul Hollywood. You can see my full post here and see what I got up to!
Miele is a well known white goods manufacturer who I’ve become increasingly aware of due to the promotion of their steam ovens. I have seen a few bloggers talking about them, so when I was invited to an event they were hosting at The Sisters in Glasgow I was really interested. The event was designed to be calorie neutral – we took part in Pilates and yoga prior to our meal and then had a series of dishes which were all steam cooked. It was great fun, and apparently I was spotted on STV – they filmed an interview there and there I was in the background, oblivious!
I was hoping to have a snap of my Hallowe’en costume on here but unfortunately my costume sucked. I was going as a Ghostbuster but my costume was too big (the irony being that I hadn’t behaved food-wise and thought it’d be tight) so I had to wear a generic ‘sexy policewoman’ costume instead.
This year has been a roller coaster for my friends and me to say the least! Recently my two best friends and I went out for a slap up meal in 29 Glasgow to celebrate new beginnings! It was a great night of champagne, steak and laughter. Smiles all round!
So there you have my October highlights! The November ones will be with you promptly, I promise!