5 things to do in April

No, water-skiing is not on the list. However we have some amazing activities to keep an eye for:

Get set for spring cleaning

Winter is officially out, Spring is in – and with this, we start preparing our homes for the summer. Blankets are slowly disappearing, hot winter clothes are going back to the closet and our food preferences start to change.

The hot and strong flavors, like ginger, garlic and  gives way to the more cool, refreshing ones, such as fresh mint, fresh fruits and cool dishes.

Spring is an awesome excuse to start preparing our barbecue equipment – you know, clean the grill, buy some firewood, and get stocked on flavours to compliment these nice thick cut steaks, like a pomegranate sauce, perfect for marinating meat on the barbecue.

Get fit by participating in the London Marathon

Mark down the date: April 26th. This is when it will happen. So get off your couch, dust off your running shoes and start exercising, It is also for a good cause, so be a good citizen and give back. This nationwide scheme is open to anyone of any fitness level and is a super fun way to get your weekend started. Or, if you do not feel like running and loosing some little extra Easter-gained pounds why don’t you lurk in a nearby pub and watch the runners up close – the excitement will be huge!

Celebrate the New Royal Baby

Kate and Prince William are expecting their second baby this month! Stock up your pantry with great delicatessen and gourmet products that the Royals would buy – if they weren’t so busy with the Palace affairs. Cook like a Queen (some do!) and eat like a King with Hors d’oeuvres such as Manouri and Quince, or stuffed vine leaves.

RHS Great London Plant Fair

Do you have a garden? No? Well, whether you have or not, you can liven up your home or your garden  with this huge fair of plants from nurseries and trade stands, with the growers themselves on hand to offer tips and advice for fingers of any shade of green. A full programme of talks will take place, and a show of paintings by Royal Watercolour Society artists, ‘Cultivation and Creativity’, will be on display. This year’s theme is English Gardens, so the RHS Lindley Hall will house a display of front gardens. A late opening will take place on April 14 – tomorrow that is!

Urban Food Fest

We couldn’t just close the post without posting a food event!
Urban Food Fest is happening in a Shoreditch car park that is transformed into a food-focused party for this weekly night market which features a revolving cast of traders. Dishes from all over the world are served from stalls and trucks; try Venezuelan beef arepas (maize flour flatbreads), vegan hand-made pasta, Brazilian chorizo, waffles and the amazing pulled pork on a soft brioche bun. Entry is free. You pay the food…

Euro Car Parks, Brick Lane  Saturday, April 18 2015

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