In fact, its been over two years. There's been a lot going on, some good stuff of course, but unfortunately some very not good stuff too. I feel like I've spent the first half of 2015 apologising for being a nightmare in 2014, and well, most of 2013 too.
This year has been different. This year has been about me.
I'm sure we can all agree that no post about significant change can be published without mentioning how Oprah provided inspiration, which of course she did. Frequently Oprah, and to be fair, many others, harp on about how when you give all of your energy to your family/friends/work that in fact you then have nothing left to give yourself, and thus whatever you do give is not your best. Does this make sense? Its probably better if you watch a bit of retro Oprah for clarification.
And so after quite the hiatus I find myself blogging again. You see, I've lost quite a bit of weight in this year of Jordi, and I've done so in a balanced, moderate and most importantly, a so far sustainable way. Some of my closest friends, as well some almost strangers, are fascinated with how I've done it and have urged me to use this platform to tell them.
Those of you here for the restaurant tips, chill. Remember the balanced, moderate bit I mentioned, I totally still eat, preferably at my latest favourite place, The Ivy Market Grill.
In the seven years since I moved to London I have seen significant change in the variety and quality offered by local restaurants, like an insane change. London, you are so delicious right now. The other change I've notice is the gentrification happening around Covent Garden. It confuses me how one day it was all tourist tat and 'Cornish' pasties and the next there was Apple, Chanel and Laduree. Whilst still not somewhere I naturally gravitate to, this is all about to change thanks to TIMG and their Three Martini Brunch.
Along with the not-so-mini martinis - Plymouth Gibson, Vesper, dry Wyborowa vodka - you must have the perfectly crisp zucchini fritti, and should you not be a martini person, well you can have the very pretty Poison Ivy. My current favourite brunch dish is the warm truffled chicken sandwich, on toasted brioche. With extra truffled mayo. I ordered a side of kale and spinach, for you know, balance.