Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ethiopian restaurant London

      My sisters visited us for a week and we had an amazing time together. I took that week off so I was able to fully enjoy our reunion. We went to London three times and also to Birmingham, Oxford and Stratford-Upon-Avon. I gave them a PROPER midlands tour (for best results read proper with a British accent :-).....).

     The highlight of the week was definitely a lovely Ethiopian restaurant Addis. Or at least to me :-). I discovered Ethiopian cuisine in New York and I was positively surprised. Since then I am a fan.

      Dishes are usually served on a pancake-like bread injera with different kinds of stews on top of it. Ethiopians eat with their right hand exclusively using pieces of injera bread to scoop up the dish. I guess we were so hungry that day that we never took a picture of the meal itself but the one below will do for now. Injera is made out of teff flour which is also gluten free.   

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bandstand Tea Rooms


      Right around the corner where we live a new cafe opened recently. It's called Bandstand Tea Rooms because their windows overlook the band stand in the Leamington pump gardens. 

     The place is very cute. It looks vintage, has cute tea sets and plates, little vintage cupboards and great coffee and cakes. We went there last weekend for a chocolate cake and we returned already today for a piece of a red velvet cake. You can see it on the picture below. 

     We will definitely miss this little posh village and its cakeries and tea rooms. I already wrote about another great tea place in Leamington called Vinteas here but there are definitely more posts to come. Leamington always keeps surprising me. 




Thursday, August 08, 2013

Coventry - Sarajevo and Belgrade's twin city!

        Coventry is about 18km away from Leamington Spa. As opposed to Leamington, this little city is industrial and a little bit run down. It is closer to the University of Warwick and I was shocked at first when my husband told me he would rent an apartment in Leamington. I was in New York at that time and by looking on the map it made more sense to live in Coventry, which is the second largest city in the West Midlands, as opposed to this small unknown village. He said I would see for myself. 

Despite Coventry's "bad" reputation I thought it was very cute. The day we visited was sunny and perfect and I had so much fun. When I told my one and only British friend that we spent the day in Coventry and that it was very cute she said (with dry British humor): "I have never heard anyone describing Coventry as cute!" :-) 


Friday, August 02, 2013

Help me WIN the Expats in England Blog Award!

    Dear readers (meaning family and friends who have no other choice but read what I write :-)…) would you be so nice to write a small honest review of my blog on expatsblog.com?


     I am soooo excited and happy! My blog is featured on expatsblog.com just click on the badge below to leave a review and help me win the Expats in England Blog Award!




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    Thank you so much! Love you all!

Ivana

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