Saturday, October 22, 2016

I Love Your Blog: Charlie, Distracted

In life I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by so many inspirational, wonderful women. In life, in work, in relationships, in blogging, in a thousand-and-one ways, I have a front row seat to observe so many people I adore absolutely crushing it. One such person is the divine Charlie, who I first met at a blog event a few years back, and who now is one of my dearest blog-friends here in London. She's clever, talented, oh-so-stylish and frequently makes me howl with laughter with a witty quip, a well-chosen gif, or a spot-on 'No Diggity' moment. The girl is gold, and I'm delighted to have her here on the blog today for an 'I Love Your Blog' feature. Take it away, Charlie! 

The lady herself! All pictures within the post are taken from Charlie's lovely blog, with her permission.

1. How long have you been blogging? 

About five years, but it was with a different domain name and nothing to do with what I write about now!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Food: Cafe Rouge St Paul's

I love the area of London around St Paul's. As it's a hop, skip and jump along the Central Line from our area of East London, it's a frequent choice for meals, drinks, or hanging out. As several of my friends work in the City, it's also a place I find myself many an evening, tucking into supper or meeting for cocktails.

A couple of weeks ago the lovely folk at Cafe Rouge asked me if I'd like to go and review their new Autumn/Winter menu, and when I had a little google adventure and spotted there was a Cafe Rouge mere metres from the hallowed dome of St Paul's, I knew exactly where I'd like to dine. As the picture above demonstrates, you get a heck of a view! Loving those moody skies.

The restaurant at St Paul's is large and light, with lots of big windows letting in as much daylight as possible. When we arrived for a late-ish lunch at 2pm it was really busy, full of families, couples and groups tucking into their Sunday lunch, but we were shown to a nice comfy table and given menus and a wine list swiftly.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Happy Monday/Ten Happy Things #13

Good morning, lovelies! It's Monday, it's the start of the week, and I'm joining up as ever with Katy and Jasmin for a lovely, positive start to the week. Let's go!

1. Catch ups

Whether it's a meal and a movie with Hannah or a glass of wine and The Apprentice with Shona, it's been lovely to catch up with friends who I haven't seen in a while. Plans with other friends are in the diary too - after a travel heavy September and early-October, it's nice to be back in the London loop. 

2. Cold weather

I love it. I swear my outfits are 75% cuter once the mercury drops! I'm loving chilly mornings, curling up with a cup of tea after a bracing walk, and breaking out the slow cooker. Vehemently on board.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

London, Food: Pizza Club at Pizza Buzz

I've been so lucky to meet so many amazing people through blogging. Through enjoying what is after all a hobby, I've been able to meet dozens and dozens of talented folk, funny folk, inspiring folk, clever folk. The things I get to do and the people I get to spend time with through my writing are truly an amazing bonus to the whole blog thang!

This year blogging threw another fun element into my lap, as this year saw the advent of Pizza Club. One day Vicky, Connie and Emma were chatting all things pizza on twitter, I joined in, and in a matter of moments, Pizza Club was born. We've met up three times now at different pizza spots in town (and the club may well be expanding before long - and not just in a waistlines-post-pizza way) and I love our candid, laughter filled get-togethers over a yummy meal!

Last week we were kindly invited to try out the menu at Pizza Buzz, the new pizza spot in Shoreditch. With great, fresh ingredients, an interesting and innovative menu, and a build-your-own twist to proceedings, I was excited to get involved and enjoy some pizza!



About Me

I believe in 80s pop, 90s teen movies, and proper thank you notes. I just like smiling...smiling's my favourite.

I write here about London, food, books & travel, and a lot more besides. I'm never happier than when having adventures, cooking for friends, or lost in a good book.

If you'd like to work together, or if you'd just like to say hello, my email is:



Popular Posts

Search This Blog


Blog Archives

Grab My Button

CM Claire
<div class="grab-button" margin: 0 auto;"><a href="" rel="nofollow"><img src="" alt="CM Claire"></div>

Foodies 100

Foodies100 Index of UK Food Blogs

HIBS 100

HIBS100 Index of Home and Interior Blogs


View my food journey on Zomato!


Total Pageviews

Designed by Munchkin Land Designs • Copyright 2015 • All Rights Reserved