Sunday, 15 October 2017
Well, it's been emotional! I've had this blog now for three whole years. I love blogging, sharing my thoughts, feeling and experiences. I have decided to set up my own little space on the net (still hosted by the lovely blogger.com) called http://www.kerridiary.co.uk/
I will be keeping these here also, as this blog is my very first, and I am very proud of my musings I have captured here. I will be posting my future adventures over on my new blog and very much hope to see you all over there!
I'll see you on the other side!
Saturday, 14 October 2017
Jumpsuit Topshop Petites https://m.topshop.com/en/tsuk/product/petite-floral-print-jumpsuit-6865199
Cutting the cake
Sunday, 8 October 2017
Tian of Avocado, Cornish White Crab and Peeled Prawns
Duo of Tempura Soft Shell Crab & Tiger Prawns with Oriental Salad & Sticky Plum Dressing
(Back) Oysters Rockefeller, (front) Wild mushroom arancini with creamy spicy mayo
Lamb cutlet, mint, lemon and Cyprus parsley crust
The Oysters Rockefeller was amazing - it practically melted in my mouth! The arancini was nice but I don't know if I'd choose it again!
(Left) Smoked salmon, crayfish and dill crème fraîche with a toasted bagel, (right) Chicken Caesar with rosemary focaccia
The bagel was amazing - the filling tasted delicious and the salmon was very soft. I've had smoked salmon previously at other venues that was mildly chewy, which almost ruins the taste for me. This salmon was not like that at all, it was extremely enjoyable. The chicken Caesar on focaccia was tasty, it had a small anchovy on which was a bit of an unpleasant surprise for my husband who dislikes most fish!
Scones (Front) Seville orange, (back) Maple and sultana
We had a very special day, enjoying good food, and more importantly; each other's company.
There are some more photos we got from our day below.
Sticky toffee pudding, brandy snap and clotted cream
Saturday, 7 October 2017
Cocktails: Down the Apples & Pears Grey Goose Vodka, apple, pear, thyme
Bellini Peach, sparkling wine
Brixham crab, Nutbourne tomato, salted ricotta, crystal cucumber, verjus, sesame
Confit duck raviolo, sesame, peanuts, green chilli, pickled cucumber
Roasted halibut, summer vegetable fricassée, girolles, sweetcorn velouté
35 day dry aged Ribeye steak
From back: Grilled broccoli, toasted almond butter, capers
Triple cooked chips with hollandaise mousse
Grilled runner beans, romesco
Peanut butter pudding, dark chocolate sorbet
Sweet Taste Of Tredwells praline chocolate tart, salted caramel soft serve, marinated pineapple & coconut mousse
Praline chocolate tart
Sunday, 1 October 2017
Wednesday, 27 September 2017
Baby Loss Awareness Week is the 9th-15th October. This is the week where we are encouraged to raise awareness of the experiences of baby loss, and the overwhelming feelings and lifelong consequences it provokes.
By sharing their stories, this can help both the people who have experienced such loss, and those who hear their tale to understand a little more of what they have gone through. Support can be shown and awareness raised by wearing a ribbon on a badge, which easily attaches to lanyards and jackets. On the 15th October, globally recognised as the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day; people are encouraged to light a candle to create a Wave of Light.
I have already purchased my badge, which took less than a week to arrive. More information on where to buy a badge, and other ways of raising awareness and breaking the taboo, can be found here https://babyloss-awareness.org/get-involved/ this includes a list of charities that sell the badge.
I chose to purchase my ribbon from the Miscarriage Association website. This site was so helpful to me for providing information, particularly at the time of choosing my options (both my miscarriages have been missed miscarriages therefore I've needed to choose how to complete both miscarriages).
My badge, alongside the card from the Miscarriage Association