Falafel and half price red wine equals a good time at Giraffe, Southbank…

Things I liked about today…

…knowing I get to spend the day with my mum…

…having breakfast with my mum…

…shopping with my mum…

…walking in the sunshine through London on a bright blue sky filled spring day with my mum…

…coffee and cake with my mum…

…chatting about everything important and nothing important with my mum…

…having dinner with my mum and my sister…

…enjoying a half price bottle of red wine with my mum and my sister…

…gorging on deluxe falafel burgers with grilled pepper, hummus, beetroot, rocket, halloumi, tzatziki & harissa with my mum and my sister…

…sharing frozen yoghurt with with crushed nuts & orange blossom honey with my mum and my sister…

…finding, in Giraffe at Southbank, a very reasonable, friendly spot for a low key dinner with unexpectedly superb service and good food…

…with my mum and my sister.

Today was awesome.

Birthday tap dancing at ‘Top Hat’ and tapas at Pix-Bar, Soho…

Tap dancing, ravishing frocks and timeless music followed by divine finger food and red wine in an tiny, intimate, candle lit tapas bar make for a very gorgeous birthday celebration in my mind…yep, J takes birthday celebrations to a whole new level.

Pix Bar in Soho has locations in Notting Hill, Soho, Covent Garden and Islington and although I can only comment on the Soho spot, I’d bet good money each one is as alluring and charming and lovely a find as anywhere you could imagine.

Combining the choice and ease of a smorgasbord with the quality of table service food, Pix invites you to help yourself to a multitude of savoury and sweet dishes laid out across their bar. Keep the skewer in each dish that represents the price and pay at the end. Simple. Different. Winning.

Tortilla. Croquetas. Meatballs. Fritters. Chorizo. Done. Done. Done. Done. Done. Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum. Yum.

If you’re looking for a different way of dining Spanish style, I urge you to give Pix a try…it’s the kind of place you won’t be able to wait another 365 days to go back to.