Weekly Love: The one where I celebrate Christmas in Brittany
1. A delicious plate of cod, warm tartare and mash from the new lunch menu at The Parade Room in Canterbury. | 2. Such a great time judging all the Christmas windows for the fourth year in a row in Canterbury – you can see a lot of the beautiful window pictures I took here! | 3. My favourite creamed leek and scallop galette in Combourg, Brittany. | 4. One of the best things about becoming a grown up? Getting more than slightly tipsy playing Monopoly with your parents! | 5. Kicking off the Christmas canapés with Selfridges. | 6. And settling into the luxe festive snacks with Cancale oysters and Cremant de Loire in front of the fire / TV in Brittany.
- If you’re one of those people really into Christmas baking / cookie gifting, here is a great guide to freezing all sorts of biscuit and cookie.
- The Kitchn has done a test run of some of the internets favourite kitchen hacks.
- Jane has some excellent Netflix recommendations.
- David Lebovitz on the French protests and why it is still totally okay to come to Paris (in Brittany all we saw was a few fuel pumps out of service and lots of people with yellow vests on their dashboards in solidarity!)
- I will admit to being more than slightly in love with Rose’s new bedroom.
- Mulia has written about her choice to become a British citizen and a bit about the process – if you’re considering doing this it is a useful read (in a past life I used to assist people with immigration cases – she lists some really helpful resources!)
- Angie eats at the restaurant high up in the mountains (and enjoys the Bond museum) that doubles as Dr Swan’s office in Spectre.
- Eric has written a great essay on food, travel and depression.
- Loved this post on how to gift wrap, the Japanese way.
- These hot drink mixes are such a sweet idea for a DIY Christmas gift!
What have you been enjoying this week, and what do you have planned for the weekend? I’m back in Kent until after Christmas now doing all the cooking and overindulging with my family, and looking forward to a good old pub lunch later on! For more like this, don’t forget to sign up to my monthly newsletter (and get my free Quick & Easy Weeknight Recipes eBook) which hits your inboxes on the first Sunday of each month packed full of seasonal eats, mini cookbook and restaurant reviews, and other updates!