Rewind! Plus, some things to look forward to this winter…

Bonjour!

Bonjour!

Well, we have made it to the end of 2013 readers; what a year it has been! Thank you so much for sticking with me. This time last year someone asked if Lady loves Cake would still be published on a weekly basis and I told them there was no way I could see it continuing with what life was about to throw at me – funny how things never quite turn out how you would expect. If I say so myself, I think we’ve made it to Christmas looking way better. Normally I’d do a long overview of the highlights of this year, but I will do my best to keep this short and sweet.

Nothing to see here...

Nothing to see here…

Highlights:

  1. Gentleman loves cake and Canadian Jen wrote some excellent guest posts while I got used to life with a new-born (thank you to my AMAZING and AWESOME two friends for that)
  2. Brunches continued to be consumed, including this spectacular one at NOPI
  3. I had an afternoon tea created by the gods at the Corinthia
  4. I spent a lot of time in the East End, including participating in a food tour of East London and scoffing many red velvet cupcakes + slices of warm banana bread at White Mulberries
  5. Friend R and I celebrated 25 years of friendship on our day trip to Paris
  6. I had beautiful sushi at Sake no Hana with Lalani & Co.
  7. I mastered the remote control fireplace in our suite at the luxurious Culloden Estate in Belfast
  8. I spent a lot of summer hours in Victoria Park with this little rug-rat:
Comfy.

Comfy.

I guess one could say it has been a pretty good year…

I’m now taking a two-week break from the blog to do my annual tour of the North and look forward to seeing you in 2014. In the meantime, here’s a quick list of (relatively) little luxuries I thought you might enjoy to keep the energy up when we all return from the Christmas break:

  1. Afternoon tea at a good hotel (£30ish)
  2. Curl up on a couch with a blanket and a good movie at Aubin Cinema (£11-15)
  3. A cocktail with a view at Sushi Samba or Aqua Shard (£12)
  4. Explore an empty City of London with a Boris Bike on a Sunday morning (£1)
  5. Warm your cockles with a hot chocolate containing a scoop of dark chocolate gelato in it at Snowflake Gelato (I promise that you will not regret this) (£6)
  6. Get your ice-skates on at Somerset House or the Natural History Museum (£14)
  7. Take in London’s sparkling lights with a walk along the South Bank or a stroll down Regent’s Street after the shoppers have gone home (freeeeeeeeeeeee!)
  8. Find a cup of hot apple cider at Borough or Brockley Markets (£3). Enjoy it with a friend (priceless).
Or just take advantage of London being quiet on days like this!

Or just take advantage of London being quiet on days like this!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Thank you for staying with me this year.

Kat. x

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8 responses to “Rewind! Plus, some things to look forward to this winter…

  1. I’m compiling my 2014 ‘must try’ list & realised I’m going to be broke forever.

  2. What a lovely end of year post I think I need to start an annual something of the somewhere trip. Happy Christmas and enjoy x

    • Definitely – it helps us tick off our Britain Bucket List really well and it’s always nice to see a bit of the country. I love our annual “tour of the North”. Merry Christmas to you too my lady. x

  3. Gorgeous post, what a year! That snowflake gelato hot chocolate is calling my name…….have a lovely holiday xx

  4. JR

    Thats a good list. Im finding myself a little bit bored right now in guernsey but i think thats more bc most of my friends are off island visiting family, or tied up with family stuff on island.

    Hope your tour of the north goes well!

    Sent from my iPad

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