Weekly Love: Week 205

Kent people! The Bank Holiday will soon be upon us and I’ll be heading back down to Kent to enjoy the last few days of the summer sunshine (fingers crossed the weather will hold, and for an Indian summer in September!) and the We Love Hythe Food Festival will be running throughout the weekend at the Hythe Cricket and Squash Club (full event details here). Why am I telling you this? Because if you pop along on Sunday afternoon I’ll be judging the Bake Off event at 3pm, and then signing copies of Student Eats afterwards! Do come along and say hi because it looks like it is going to be a fantastic weekend full of lovely looking local food and drink – I’m looking forward to sampling are cocktails from Beetlejuice and a Stoned Pizza!

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1. Starters and oysters at The Gun in Canary Wharf – review coming soon! | 2. Aperol Spritz by the pond. | 3. View across the water to the O2/ Millenium Dome from The Gun. | 4. A sublime pork belly confit with black pudding cream at The Compasses Inn, Crundale. | 5. Building a soft cheeseboard for my summer party – blog post about the cheeseboard coming soon! | 6. Walking to the prettiest postbox set into the wall of someones home in Kent.

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7. Leaves starting to turn – Autumn is coming! | 8. Gathering up the last of the hydrangeas for a party centerpiece. | 9. Making the most of the sunshine testing barbecue recipes. | 10. Enjoying a family dinner at The George in Molash. | 11. Enjoying drinks to celebrate Student Eats with my agent, my editor and my publicist at the top of the OXO Tower. | 12. Writing about how students don’t have to, and no longer want to eat bad food in the education section of i newspaper last weekend – you can read my piece here.

What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the long (and final) Bank Holiday weekend? I hope to meet some of you at the festival – don’t be afraid to come and say hi! For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter which hits your inboxes on the first Sunday of each month packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook reviews, and other updates.