Archive for December, 2010

December 29, 2010

a very merry belly rally

I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to go home for Christmas this year as I had to work until the 24th and be back again after the weekend. At first I was a bit sad, but then my sister decided to come to London! So all was good! And in the end it was even better than I had imagined. Thursday we went out with my new housemates to the Hootananny in Brixton,! :) Friday my sis and me had a nice little dinner, just chilled out and watched “Three wishes for Cinderella” and Saturday we got invited to have lunch and dinner at another big houseshare.  And it was soooo nice and cozy! Totally made up for not going home :) Felt like a real family-dinner!

And the food!! Everybody had contributed something so we had loads! There was a big turkey with all kinds of roasted veggies, potatoes, stuffing, prawn cakes, Yorkshire pudding, herring salad, ham and egg pie… and of course lots of mulled cider! Mmmm lovely! :)

Despite being German my family normally always has raclette or fondue on Christmas, which I like very much. And I don’t know if this was a traditional English meal – but it was delicious! And also whoever said British people don’t know how to cook!? Not been true with any I’ve met so far :)

Anyway what is your family’s traditional Christmas meal?

December 4, 2010


Time really does fly past lately… So a quick update on what has been going on around here.

Of course I still love cooking, but unfortunately don’t have the time for it at the moment. When I’m on the late shift I get dinner from the company and it’s mostly curries or noodles and wraps etc.

But with me hopefully moving in soon with my new amazing housemates, who love to cook as well, I’ll definitely be doing it again once we’ve found the right house. The kitchen at the place I am living right now doesn’t really inspire you to any culinary creations… but soon soon I’ll put up new and lovely pictures of christmassy food and biscuits I hope :)

I also got a new cook book the other day:

I had never heard of Miss Dahl before but I found it standing in the queue at the post office inside WHSmith. Great pictures, delicious recipes, good quality printing on thick paper and only £6.25 for a hardback copy?! Pretty catchy title as well, don’t you think? :)

Two quite unfortunate events happened though… First I got my iphone stolen. Right in the middle of Oxford Street! I was waiting in front of a cash withdrawal, texting and a guy ran by and grabbed it right out of my hand!! I was wearing high-heels and he was gone so quickly I didn’t even realize what had just happened, otherwise I would have killed the b******! And not enough that they stole my phone! No! They logged into my facebook, skype and whatsapp and insulted my friends! Anyhow, I changed all my accounts and then went and bought myself an old crapberry…

Two days later my macbook broke down. It just went dead. And with my room not being available back then I found myself with no home, no phone, no laptop and no internet. How fun! Also no mobile company wanted to give me a contract as my credit check wasn’t good enough. But how could it be? My bank account was only a week old!! :D

But let’s forget about all that. At the place I was staying during the week before I moved into my own room they had the most adorable little dog! And it was really lovely to come home in the evening and get such a cute welcome :)

More importantly though the two girls living there are just great and I’m absolutely looking forward to seeing them again tonight :)

More soon!! Have a great weekend everybody!

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