Weekend Link Love


(Photo by Antoine Beauvillain)

Another week is over. How can that be? Every time I sit down to write one of these posts it feels like just seconds have elapsed between them. If you can't tell, I'm feeling kind of philosophical at the moment. More than New Year, autumn feels like a time for reflection, for planning, for making goals. Only, I have so many goals, some of them conflicting, that it feels almost impossible to choose which ones to go after. For now, I am focusing on getting this blog done and knitting a bunch of snoods. There are worse things to accomplish. 

This week has felt a bit all over the place, but looking back on it, that's probably because I packed in a lot. Like coming joint 3rd in a Friends-themed pub quiz. Watching the final of The Great British Bake Off (what did you think to the winner?). Baking a HUGE batch of salted caramel and Nutella cookies. Eating my weight in cheese at The Pit on Friday night. People watching with Paul during our date night. Making a whole bunch of cocktails (recipes to come!). Finishing three books. Finding my wedding dress. It's been pretty intense. 

A particular highlight was trying some of the new menu dishes at Roast & Conch on Tuesday, which felt very indulgent indeed. We got to have a little chat with the head chef as well, which was a real treat - it's so fascinating to hear from the people who make it happen. The mac'n'cheese pie with a cocoa nib pastry was truly delicious, and I think the Cocoa Gin Martini (which I've tried before) is still one of my favourite cocktails in Leeds. It's worth the trip for that alone, although I will be heading back there for a proper meal in the not-too-distant future, which I'll be sure to tell you all about. 

What have you been up to this week?