January 12, 2015, by Olivia

It’s Always Sunny in… Nottingham?!

I know you are all probably as exhausted as I am, barely surviving on caffeine but if you’re looking for a little break from revision or a good excuse (in my opinion at least) to procrastinate have a little read of this post. Not too many words but lots of pictures, I promise!

I love food and I am not ashamed of it and if you don’t know this fact by now, you clearly haven’t been reading my blog (no hard feelings). It’s not my fault though! I grew up with great cooks in my family, from my mum, dad, grandmothers to aunts and uncles. I had a very privileged (food-filled) childhood.

I’m also Malaysian and if you didn’t know, us Malaysians do not eat to live but we live to eat. We will happily drive an hour (or two) through rain or shine for that famous satay or Bak Kut Teh (literally translated to “meat bone tea”, it is one of the best things on this earth trust me).

Bak Kut Teh. I am feeling homesick just looking at this..

Bak Kut Teh. Look at that delicious-ness I am feeling homesick just looking at this..

Do you see where I’m coming from now?

Anyway back to the point of this post, last week I was in London again for the New Year’s Eve fireworks but I ended up just watching the fireworks on BBC iPlayer with a friend. Whoops. A friend who was visiting from the United States was also in London and hadn’t been to the popular restaurant Burger & Lobster. Of course that had to be rectified immediately!

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A whole Lobster and a glass of wine. Doesn’t get any better than this!

If you haven’t heard of Burger & Lobster it is this chain of restaurants in London that serve only 3 things on their menu: A beef burger, a whole lobster or a lobster roll. I of course went for the lobster, because who am I to turn down a £20 lobster? Served either steamed or chargrilled with a lemon and garlic butter sauce. What is there not to like?

After downing our scrumptious lunch, we did a bit of walking in search for dessert. What better way to top off lobster than gelato? We headed to Amorino’s where the gelato is served in a shape of a rose. You get to pick as many flavours as you’d like. I went for the chocolate, hazelnut and Speculoos flavour.

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Unfortunately my choice of flavours I picked didn’t make for such a flattering rose..


As it was a foggy day in London, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to get a nice shot of the city covered in fog.


As my friend did travel all the way from Texas, I asked him to make a (tiny) trip up to Nottingham. He is a big fan of Batman so slipping in the fact that Wayne Manor was right behind the uni made my argument a lot more convincing. Then as we were in Wollaton Park, already so close to University Park, how could I pass on the opportunity to show off the university’s gorgeous campus? He was lucky that it was a lovely day out with lots of sunlight. Wait no, what am I saying.. It’s always sunny in Nottingham and I have the pictures to prove it! 😉

Looking fabulous as always, even in winter!

Looking fabulous as always, even in winter!

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If it wasn’t for the bare tree on the left you wouldn’t be able to tell that it was winter!

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Now that’s a view that doesn’t get old..

That was a throughly fun past week but it’s back to reality and staying put in Nottingham now as the examination period starts today and I have my first paper up in TWO days.

I hope you are all well and ready for your exams!

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