I’ve been looking forward to 2013 for at least two months now, so I’m really happy it’s finally here! My resolutions are all a bit hackneyed, but include: eating less sugar, going for a run twice a week, reading more books and finishing my third novel.
But first, a look back on last year, with its enormous highs and lows…
The year started with my 31st birthday, and a lovely dinner with friends at Baltic restaurant in Southwark – recommended!
So yesterday my colleague Grahame Morrison, web editor for KBB, made my winter by telling me he had wangled places for me and two other colleagues to have lunch at The Cube. For those not in the know, The Cube is the pop-up restaurant to end all pop-up restaurants. It’s actually a self-contained restaurant ‘pod’, which has been touring Europe, and seats up to 18 for a blow-your-mind dining experience. It’s currently moored on the top of the Royal Festival Hall, and each week a different Michelin-starred chef has taken up residence to cater for the ultimate dinner party.
I’ve wanted to go for absolutely aaaggggesss, but couldn’t justify the £175 (lunch)/£215 (dinner) price tag. Which is why I literally danced round the office and squeaked in delight when Grahame told me he’d got us in. Yes, I know. Jammy journalists.