Date No 197

The other night we happened to be in Chiswick after visiting M's parents, and decided this was the perfect opportunity to try No 197 Chiswick Fire Station.. It has been on my list for a while but I never managed to make it! When you live North-East, Chiswick might as well be Mars.

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I seriously had the best truffle mac n' cheese EVER, and trust me I've sampled a few over the years...! I love date night, it gives me all the butterflies and they always end up with the best chats ever - interrupted by the occasional mouthful of truffly cheesy goodness.

My camera stupidly decided to die on me as we walked in (it's fine now.. but it needed a little cleanup, sand and cameras just don't mix well!) my iPhone shots definitely don't do it justice. The food and cocktails were delicious and the staff was the sweetest! It took a lot of will power not to kidnap one of their pink velvet sofas... I want one SO BAD! I also have my eye on their brunch menu which I've heard has some of the best pancakes in town.

I have so much to tell you and catch you up on, most importantly that :

- I am (once again) moving house! This time south of the river.. and I cannot wait to show you around. The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of adventures and life admin..

- We're off to Wales this weekend and to Bilbao the following weekend! So a lot of travel posts coming your way.

- I cut my hair! It's a little short... but it felt so great to say goodbye to my dry ends!

What's your favourite date night spot?! Spill the beans.. I'm already thinking about our next one! (extra brownie points if they're south of the river...!!)