Easter Weekend

One thing the Brits get right is the bank holiday weekend. This year Good Friday and Easter Monday were bank holidays, so nothing was getting in the way of me making the best of this 4-day weekend.

Friday night I met friends for some pre-theatre snacks at Dean Street Townhouse in Soho. A corner table by the window was a cozy spot for some candlelit nibbles.  The girolle & leek tart and the potted shrimps were just the trick for tiding us over until our late dinner reservation.

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After tipping back a couple flutes of Dean Street’s finest bubbles, we made a quick dash to the Prince Of Wales Theatre and took our seats for…

The Book of Mormon!

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By the end I had permanent dimples from all the laughing.

This show has received a gazillion rave reviews already, and I must concur –

pure hilarity!

Next on the Easter circuit was a little bit of a boogie. The next time you want to go “south of the border” without going south of the Thames, I recommend Tonteria. Located conveniently on the Sloane Square, we nestled into one of their dingy booths and sipped the very aptly-named Tonteritas.

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Easter Sunday finally arrived, providing a much needed escape to the Cotwolds to refuel and relax by the fire.

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And eat!

Creamy smoked haddock pots

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Rosemary-buttered roast pouisson & Comte gratin

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And the jewel in the crown of any self-respecting English feast… Pavlova!

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After coffee, Poppy and I were raring to get out in the country air and stretch our legs.

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I have to say, the little kid in me missed my American Easter basket with Peeps just a smidge, but..

Happy Easter everyone!

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