As you probably know, I’ve been trying to get more creative recently (mid-year resolution). Having already worked on my sketching and gardening, this month I decided to pick up my dad’s camera and make little videos/vlogs of recent weekend trips.
Hopefully you’ve already seen last week’s Brighton vlog (click here if you haven’t) but this weekend my family and I joined up at my grandmother’s house in Sussex to visit the Littlehampton bonefire and parade along the beach! An amazing bonfire too… Hope you enjoy!
During our recent day trip to Brighton, I was very excited to head back to my favourite vegetarian restaurant, Terre à Terre. Although quite pricey for Brighton standards, I have great memories of coming here with friends during uni and having the sharing platter as an entire meal – both because that was all we could afford and because it was plenty of food!
It’s a bit of a shame that they’re renovating the outside as I completely walked past the restaurant twice without spotting it, but once we finally walked in, I was immediately making Christmas lists from their wall of local honeys, oils and jams.
In order to not break tradition, we started with the sharing plate of baba ganoush, rice balls, fried tofu, kale, polenta fries… The list goes on. It was absolutely amazing but a rookie’s mistake as we were both completely full after this alone.
This was swiftly followed by a main of gluten free Thai rice balls on a peanut and kohl rabi salad which I still managed to finish somehow. Boyfriend on the other hand, went for the battered halloumi which was not amazing. It was nice how they made it look like fish & chips but it was very heavy and quite plain, especially compared to the dish that I ordered.
Overall, the meal as a whole did not disappoint. I wouldn’t recommend going for the battered halloumi but everything we saw on other tables looked amazing too. Friendly staff, organic beers, delicious wine, delicious food… We’ll be back soon 🙂
Check out my video on the whole day here:
Villa Elena was an absolute dream. Up at the top of a hill in the middle of rural Sicily – the villa had views over all of southern Sicily, and the pizza oven was definitely a plus too.
Arriving to my brothers swimming in the pool and my dad cooking pasta made it feel like we were definitely in Italy, and the jetlag (from waking up for a 5:00 flight) suddenly disappeared.
Days on end at the pool were so great, but I would have to say that the highlight of the trip was a day at the Masseria del Feudo vineyard – filled with endless food, wine and wine…!
To no surprise the food was definitey the highlight of the trip, and although I felt horrible from the sheer amounts of food that I ate on some days, I have to say that the gluten free pasta from a brand called Barilla was really the best pasta I’ve had in years – tastes like normal pasta.. Who would have thought?? (FYI: sunglasses are the RollRights from Taylor Morris)
Although September was pretty late for a summer holiday, it made for perfect pool weather, tanning on our golden swan, and tanning weather for a pale kid like me :)There was also a stunning daily sunset that turned all of the views into a dark orange!
I could have definitely gotten used to this lifestyle!