Yalla Yalla

I’d been meaning to go to Yalla Yalla for a long time. My brother and I planned to meet up for late lunch yesterday so I decided I should finally get round to it. It’s fantastic. Everything tastes really fresh and delicious (and never overseasoned). We ate so much between us but the food wasn’t so rich that we regretted any of it. It’s tiny and cosy and really friendly. I really can’t sing its praises enough. Lebanese is one of my favourite types of world cuisine, and Yalla Yalla is a really good place to try if you’re also a fan.

June 2, 2010, 10:13 pm
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My amazing friend Bethany took me to Scoop on the bank holiday Monday. I’d never been before and we happened past the new branch on Brewer Street while looking for somewhere to have lunch.

(The short glimpse of blue sky we got on the bank holiday!)

I’m all moved into my room in Camden now. It’s been an insanely busy week, hence the lack of posts. I’m flying to Mombasa, Kenya on Monday night so there may be another dip in posts but rest assured that there will be plenty of photos to be posted when I get back! I’ve even bought a new 70-300 lens especially!

It has been very much a time of transition for me recently. New job, new flat, major life decisions. I forget sometimes that my face gives me away before I’ve even had the chance to gauge how I’m feeling. At work today, a couple of students (astoundingly sensitive 16-year-old boys) tried to cheer me up: “Miss, you look sad! Don’t be sad!” It’s true, I felt thrown in at the deep end today but I think I can overcome it and embrace the challenge.

More pictures from the bank holiday to come! I got a whole bunch of my friends doing cartwheels in Regent’s Park (I now live 5 minutes’ walk away woooohoooooo).

Won tons and katsu don

I went for dinner with my boyfriend at Ten Ten Tei on Brewer Street. I had the katsu don and he had ramen noodle soup with tempura. I absolutely love that little restaurant. Really good value for money and I can vouch for the sushi too, especially as sushi is usually so expensive in London. Cheap and cheerful always wins my vote.

We also went to the closing gala of the Birds Eye View film festival. The film showing was Whip It, Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut film about roller derby. I love Drew Barrymore and have for a very long time. The film was a lot of fun and had that popular indie feel without being too pretentious, even with Ellen Page (which I thought was quite an achievement). In a lot of ways, it was a standard coming-of-age-through-sporting-achievement film, but it was fun nonetheless.

On an appropriate note, I’m off to watch the roller derby tonight! I will attempt to take photos!