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What we ate (or thought about eating)
June 30, 2011, 12:46 am
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We ate so much in Berlin. So much. It was glorious, a gastronomical festival. We had ice cream every day (no photos, too busy eating it) and literally satisfied every hungry whim we had. Amazing.



Princi Bakery

From sweet to savoury. The day after indulging in apple crumble from Maison Bertaux, I went for a light dinner at Princi Bakery on Wardour Street (I do spend rather a lot of time in Soho) with my friend Adrian. Generally anything doughy and savoury is good with me. I only tried a couple of things this time but what I did try was absolutely delicious. I had been walking past Princi for months and had just never got round to trying it. I’m glad I finally did after much anticipation.



The best advice I’ve ever received

I had a browse over at plinky.com and have been thinking about this question ever since: What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

I thought immediately of something my uncle said to me: “It’s okay to mess everything up.” He said it at a point where I wasn’t quite ready to hear it but now that my life has calmed down, I can see what he was getting at. I’m terrified of making mistakes and getting it wrong. I overthink and overanalyse and never take risks. I struggle to assert myself and show my feelings. I’m like a tightly knotted string, coming undone one loop at a time. Having played it safe for as long as I remember, I really should take the risk and not always do what I think I should be doing, but instead try doing what I want to do. It’s okay to get everything wrong, and that’s something I need to be reminded of on a regular basis.

So in honour of embracing my inner goof and losing inhibitions, here are a couple of snaps of my beautiful friend Bethany and me, eating udon with self-styled bibs (because we struggled to eat without getting it down our fronts). We’re so styling.

We also went to Maison Bertaux for dessert. No such thing as too much time spent in good old Maison B.



Sweet tooth

I don’t even really have that much of a sweet tooth. A slice of cake every now and then does the trick, so I try to make sure I choose wisely. Maison Bertaux on Greek Street never fails me. My friend Bethany had the cheesecake pictured above, and I had the marvellous concoction below whose name I’ve forgotten – pastry, whipped cream, chocolate mousse AND a profiterole on the top. Absolutely amazing.