Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Strokes & Portobello Markets


So about two weeks ago I headed to London to see The Strokes at the BST festival in Hyde Park. While I was there I also wandered Notting Hills famous Portobello Road Markets. Sorry some of my photos aren't the best quality I was having way too much fun jumping around to the awesome tunes to take perfect pictures! x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Food For Friends ♥

Okay. So while I was in Brighton I dragged Shasara to this vegetarian restaurant called Food For Friends in the Laines. I'd heard really great things about it and it lived up to every expectation and it was defiantly the best meal I had in May. If you get the opportunity you should defs check it out! x 

Strawberry, Pear and Elderflower Refresher 

Trio of Tahini Dips

Baked Haloumi, Avocado and Mango Salad

Wild Garlic Potato Gnocchi 
Deconstructed Passionfruit and Vanilla Cheesecake 

Friday, 5 June 2015

Monthly Reads x

Okay. So you know how I was gonna do a monthly update on the books i've been reading. No, you didn't? Well I forgot too apparently. Anyway I though I'd give you a little update on the books I read in May. 

As you can see from the pic above I read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Leviathan and Rachel Cohen and Firecracker by David Iserson.
While I enjoyed reading all these books, I can't say that I really loved any of them. 

Eleanor and Park was probably my favourite of the three, but that being said I found Eleanor's character quite annoying. Just open up girl! And that ending though. If you've read it you know what I'm talking about. 

Dash and Lily's Book of Dares wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be, mainly because it wasn't really dares they had to do, more like a scavenger hunt. Nevertheless it was a cute story and I really liked Dash and Lily's characters and the way they interacted with each other.

Firecracker was quite interesting to read. I liked how it was different from the other two as it's main focus was on the character development of Astrid Krieger. But I was quite annoyed with how the blurb sold the book as a story about a girl who lives in a rocket ship and has to go to public school for the first time. The whole rocket ship was referred to like a whole three times. But I did really like the progress from where Astrid's story started to where it ended.

Of these three books I was more emotionally invested in the lives of Eleanor and Park than Dash, Lily and Astrid's lives, but they all tell good stories 

If you've read any of these books let me know what you thought.