Food | Breakfast Time!

Monday, 15 April 2019 | No comments


Hi,

A good weekend for me starts with a good breakfast, not just a bowl of cereal but creamy eggs on toast, juice and maybe a pastry or two!

If you follow me on Instagram you will see that most weekends I post stories of Mr C and I at our favourite breakfast spot, The Batch Café.


We first discovered the Batch back in 2017 after spotting it on Instagram. I said to Mr C that we had to add it to our list of places to try. Our first visit was late one Saturday morning so it was more brunch than breakfast. Mr C opted for a ploughman's lunch and I went with my favourite, scrambled eggs on toast.



I'm super fussy when it comes to scrambled eggs, I love fresh eggs with a bit of salt and pepper, they have to be creamy but not too runny and piping hot. I have been to many places where I have left my eggs, if I can't tick all of the above then I won't eat them. As soon as I tried the ones at the Batch I told Mr C we would be coming back. The eggs were perfectly cooked, with three triangles of sourdough toast underneath. You can add extra to your breakfast as well. My favourite combo, as Lucy and Carl well know, is Scrambled Eggs on Toast with Bacon and Black Pudding. I know, Black Pudding, not something that is to everyones taste, it's definitely a Marmite love or hate it thing. This is my favourite black pudding, thick, full of flavour and good quality. Buy it from a butchers if you can, most shop ones have too much artificial additives in so you lose a lot of the flavour.


Mr C always opts for a Campers breakfast (with no eggs). I love the fact that they use locally sourced good quality ingredients, it makes a huge difference to the taste and, I'm all for keeping things local and supporting small businesses.




The Batch offers a good selection of teas, coffees and juices alongside breakfast and lunch. Although the space is small it still has a warm friendly feeling. It certainly helps that the owners, Lucy and Carl are two of the nicest people you could meet. A quick chat followed by breakfast is a great way to start a Saturday!






Oh wait, how could I forget the cakes! The Cakes!!! Ok, let me tell you something - I'm not a fan of fruit I'd rather eat a ton of vegetables than eat an apple or a banana, however, the homemade cakes here are amazing. I don't like raspberries but, if the raspberry sponge is on the menu there is no doubt I'm having a slice. Passionfruit, ughh, put it in a cake, suddenly I'm in love.




There is one bad thing about the Batch, when they close for any sort of break, I just can't stand the wait until they are open again!


You can visit their website here.






Style | SS19 with Intu Milton Keynes

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | No comments


Hi,

Now that winter is over (thank goodness), its time to get into S/S fashion and I cannot wait! A few week's ago I was kindly invited by Intu MK to their bloggers breakfast to see their SS19 Style Pod and, a few other surprises!


After a hot chocolate to warm up, the sun may be shining but, this wind is no joke, we headed over the style pod.




First up a was a talk by the lovely Isabel , a stylist at The Wardrobe Edit. She went through some of the trends for S/S19, talking through pieces from various suppliers in Intu such as Karen Millen, Debenhams and New Look.





First up were these trainers. I usually opt for all white or white and black trainers but, these have really caught my eye. They would go perfectly with so many items in my wardrobe.


Next up is Neon. I have not worn neon since 1988, if I can find some pictures I will pop them on Instagram but basically it was me in America in some neon yellow shorts next to my sister who had a matching pair but in green! Thanks goodness style has come on a long way since then.
 

 
 
Shoes and Jumper - New Look
 
I really really need some animal print in my life, my wardrobe is looking very monochrome which is very unusual for me.
 
One thing that Isabel spoke about was how she styles people based more on there body shapes and what suits them rather than dressing them in the latest trends. She wants to help you feel comfortable in your own skin.
 



 

I'm a little bit obsessed with this combo!

 
You can visit Isabels Instagram for some serious style inspo and further information on her styling sessions.
 
Afterwards we had a talk from the lovely girls at Victoria's Secrets. I must admit every time I 've been to Intu I've always avoided going into the store. The advertising makes me feel like there is nothing for me which is a shame. After going through some new season items we were then invited to the store for a bra fitting session.
 







 
 
So after going into the fitting room, one of the assistants came in and measured me. I was very surprised to find a bra to fit me and fit me well. Unfortunately they don't carry my size in store which is a real shame. I hope that this will change so that there are more options in store.
 
As I couldn't get a bra in my size I was kindly gifted a night shirt, a pair of underwear and some body spray.
 

 
 
 
 Make sure that you follow Intu Milton Keynes on Instagram for more SS19 updates!