These are a few of my favourite things…*SPONTANIOUSLY BURSTS INTO SONG* mittens and kittens and something about roses…
What I’m Loving
Costa Skinny Mocha
I have been on the hunt for quite a while now for a satisfying coffee. I am not a big coffee drinker, so I don’t really like the bitter taste that I find in so many coffee shops. The closest I came to satisfaction was a little bottled Starbucks Frappuccino, I had to hold my nose every time I drank it because it was made with UHT milk, but I was willing to do this as it was the only coffee I remotely liked. Then, to my utter horror and disappointment, they discontinued the drink. I was so distraught that I decided to stop drinking at Starbucks altogether and hop along to Costa right next door, which is where I came across this gem of a coffee. The skinniness makes it not too thick or creamy so I don’t feel sick afterwards, and I always like mochas for their chocolately flavour. Just for the record though, this coffee is not ‘perfect’. I don’t know if I’ll ever find my perfect coffee…have you found yours?
Located in North Finchley, my mum, dad sister and I eat at this restaurant almost every week. It is by no means my favourite Japanese restaurant food-wise, but the value of their lunch special is staggering, and I always leave feeling full and satisfied. For £5.90 you can get:
-Six maki rolls
-A portion of teriyaki
-A portion of rice (AMAZINGG with soy sauce)
-A portion of salad
-Japanese tea (refillable) or miso soup
All in a cute little bento box. Considering my family usually spends around £60 on a trip to Yo Sushi, this is an amazing spending detox for us, and the only thing that even tastes better in Yo Sushi is the chicken teriyaki. All in all, I recommend giving this restaurant a go (although I did get told off last time I was there for stabbing my lettuce).
Innocent Smoothie – Mangoes and Passion Fruits
This is so far my favourite innocent smoothie (although the defence super smoothie is high on my list), in fact, it might even be my favourite drink. There’s two of your five a day in every delicious bottle, and it gives you the goodness of six different types of fruit. For some reason (possibly the fantastic flavour) I can never put this drink down, so I usually end up downing it in under a minute.
Having just discovered this series on Netflix, I am officially obsessed. I am so far gone that the ‘buffering’ on Netflix (my internet connection is dismal) bugged me so much that I had to buy the box set. It is actually ridiculous. I am a really bad binge-watcher. I binge-watched Friends so bad that Phoebe’s pregnancy lasted a day for me.
SO, what do you think? Are you a hard-to-please coffee drinker, smoothie lover, sushi eater or binge-watcher?