• Getting ready for the first day of my final year as an Undergrad!
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I can’t believe how quickly it’s gone🙊
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Then I’m off to Birmingham with my favourite person for the weekend💕
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There’s also a new Fairyloot unboxing on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - my favourite box to date!
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  • Back to university in seven days...
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I’d much rather be looking over the harbour of Villefranche again.
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At least I get to go back there next year with my favourite person💕
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There’s a few holiday posts gone up about this last cruise (link in bio✌🏻)
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  • Spending the day with my laptop catching up on posts, emails and everything I’ve let slide over the past three weeks😂
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Oh and I start third year in eight days....😱
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I’ve finally put my August Wrap up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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I had a real good reading month 😂
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  • #throwback to a lovely Sunday breakfast with my favourite person💕
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After a lovely night in Manchester we headed to @pkbcoffee - a favourite place of ours.
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And the best eggs royale I’ve ever had! Sam’s breakfast tacos were pretty good too😉
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  • On a rare Saturday off my favourite person and I ventured off to Ikea on a furniture hunt.
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Did we get furniture? No. But I do now have new lamps and a very cool teapot.
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Ah the power of IKEA.
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There’s a review up of This Cruel Design on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - IKEA meatballs, yay or nay?
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  • Well and truly a victim of the plane lurgy😂
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A night of netflix and tea for me.
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I’m thinking about starting the Dark Crystal tonight too.
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There’s a review up of This Mortal Coil by @emily.suvada which I adored! •
And there’s a little recommend post up for the Slytherins out there (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - what superpower would you want?
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  • I am wrapped up in a blanket and determined to finish Supermarket by Bobby Hall! I have about ten pages left😱
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But this headache is making it so difficult 😫
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There’s a new review up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - how do you deal with headaches. I need help😂
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  • All unpacked and getting back on track with little jobs, posts and also going back to Uni....
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Before Sam and I went away I fully intended to keep posting on my blog and on here.
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That really didn’t end up happening and the little digital break was so nice☺️
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Equally as nice to be back and there’s a full review of Dark Age by Pierce Brown up on my blog - be warned it’s full of spoilers 😂 (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd - Beach holiday or city break?
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  • Home and nearly unpacked from an amazing ten days with this one💕
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Now I need a brew and a nap😂
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Can’t wait for the next adventure ✈️
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  • Half way through my last shift set before we go on holiday💕
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I can’t wait to be in Sicily with my favourite person eating all the pasta and pizza.
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I can’t wait to get some more sun and take lots and lots of pictures🙊
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There’s a new post up on my blog (link in bio✌🏻) - the first in a new series: The Cruise Diaries🚢
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#QOTD - last film you cried at?
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  • Soon off to get my hair done...I don’t even want to acknowledge how bad my roots are again😂
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Then meeting my favourite person for some drinks in our local💕
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In the meantime I’m still in laptop mode contemplating how long it’s going to take me to write my Dark Age review🤦🏻‍♀️
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There’s a significantly smaller review up of Seraph of the Age Volume Sixteen (Link in bio✌🏻)
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#qotd: do you review everything you read?
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Food & Drink Lifestyle

El Gato Negro

June 16, 2019
El Gato Negro
El Gato Negro
El Gato Negro

A little bit ago my family and I ventured into Manchester for a bit of a shopping day. It's a rare occasion we're all off at the same time so we made a little event out of it, as you should do, and treated ourselves to lunch out and in mine and my mum's case a cheeky glass of wine. On my dad's recommendation, we came to El Gato Negro. He'd been here before on a works do and loved it. Safe to say we'll be taking his advice on where to eat from now on...

El Gato Negro

A few of my favourite tapas dishes now. I adore anchovies, if I can get them when I'm out I will do and I always pick up some when I'm in Sainsbury's. If I'm honest I could probably eat them like a pack of crisps much to the horror of everyone in my life. This was called the Matrimonia and had marinated and salted anchovies with piquillo pepper on tostada. It was lovely though I did have to remove the pepper. I was not a fan of that part. I know, I have a very strange palette.

The presentation for each dish was stunning. I loved this little board too. Unfortunately, it wouldn't fit in my bag and was rather fishy... but it's definitely an item of plateware I'd like to have in my kitchen eventually. A lovely little display piece.

Oh the bread. Need I say more? I have a deep love of anything resemblimg bread. I'll eat it all.

El Gato Negro
El Gato Negro

What did I say about presentation?! These are so beautiful. On the left are the Morcilla scotch eggs with mushroom duxelle, apple purée and aioli which were unreal. I love scotch eggs as is. My boyfriend made these amazing quails egg scotch eggs the first time he cooked for me and my family. I still think about them today! Next to that are the Salt cod croquetas, with piquillo pepper purée and aioli which were lovely as well. With a little bit of lemon squeezed over oh my. The balance of flavours was fantastic and you could taste each little element of each dish!

How aesthetically pleasing do these look together though?

Finally, are the Jamón Ibérico croquetas which were incredible. Very simple but so delicious. Croquettes of any kind are always a go-to of mine if I see them on a menu. These were absolutely fantastic, possibly my favourite I've ever had.

They were superrrr salty which I always like. I've got my Nana's love of salt I think...which might not be the best thing! I remember her at christmas once coating her turkey in salt because she didn't see how quickly it was coming out.

 

El Gato Negro

Have you been to El Gato Negro?

What did you think?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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