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Prague Cathedral, Strahov Monastry, Charles Bridge, Astronomical Clock

Despite ALL THE RAIN we saw all the sights in Prague, we particularly like the castle and the cathedral. One of the most interesting places was the Monastry, the buildings were lovely and we had a great meal of goulash in their restaurant.

Unfortunately places on the other side of Charles Bridge – Wenceslas square in particular – have become so touristy and tacky that we didn’t enjoy them very much. There were a lot of czech glass beads for sale but the same hanks of cheap and tacky glass in every other shop spoiled it a bit – and they were more expensive than over here!

The National Museum is worth a visit, they have a great minerology section (for all of you that like gemstones!) and some interesting fossil finds.


fish and chips..

But in a more civilised way….

We stopped by one of the newest restaurant additions to Cambridge yesterday, The Sea Tree on Mill Road. An ‘alternative’ fish bar providing the usual favourites as well as some other interesting additions. I’d spotted a good review over on Not Another Food Blog, so after a mornings shopping/elbowing through the crowds we went along to rest our weary feet.

I opted for the battered calamari with salsa verde and the hubby (still getting used to saying that!) had cod and chips. Both were great, the chips especially – handcut with skins on! Everything is made to order and there is lots of choice. I particularly like the fact that they do a range of freshly made sauces – things like tartare sauce, aioli, sweet chili and the aformentioned salsa verde.

They also have a little fishmongers section with the seasons fish on offer, things like salmon, rainbow trout, sea bream and haddock. I think they do shellfish on occasion too.

Will definitely be stopping by again, this is a great addition to Mill Road and its good to have some kind of fishmongers option that isn’t the local supermarket.

weekend eating

I made a big caesar salad. Tip – follow the recipe when it says ‘mild olive oil’ and don’t use the extra flavourful italian olive oil crushed by a friend of a relative in his very own olive grove. Its wonderful olive oil but far too strong for caesar dressing!


Weekend in pictures

Black Forest gateau, Mr’s birthday cake 🙂
recipe adapted from here, I used a lot less cream though!

Second haul of fresh cherries for black forest gateau
Dunes and seafront at Walberswick

Sweet red gooseberries (you can eat these raw, unlike their sharp green counterparts) and little blackcurrants. Bought from a little cart at the side of the road, with an honesty money box.

We had a lovely Sunday in Suffolk, spent some time walking on the beach and then a drink in a local pub on the way back – which had ales made just around the corner! I do like the Suffolk countryside, and its just on our doorstep.


Our lawn is filled with weeds here but I do love this pic, it is very spring like. We’ve been busy in the garden preparing our vegetable patch for the summer, we are hoping for less rain and more vegetables!


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