May is always a pretty good month for me, mostly because it's the month I add another year to my age and usually get to celebrate being "birthday princess" with all sorts of fun things and treats. This May saw us taking a river boat ride to Kingston, a trip to the aquarium followed by our first ever theatre show ("Woman in Black", highly recommended!) plus a foodies festival just around the corner.
Tv of the month: I'm still working my way through Pretty Little Liars...
Film of the month: Never mind film of the month, "Zootopia" was quite possibly my favourite film so far this year! Yes it's an animation but there are so many clever "blink and you'll miss them" moments, great characters and jokes for little and big kids alike!
Book of the month: "America the Edible" by Adam Richman of "Man vs Food" fame. This book takes you to some of his favourite foodie cities and talks through his travels there, off the beaten track places to eat and some of the people he met along the way. I was delighted to read about his time in Cleveland as I've either been to or recognise most of the places he went to!
Favourite food of the month: A tough one because I had some amazing agedashi tofu when we took a trip to Kingston but I have to say that the dumplings from The Ugly Dumplings at the Syon Park Foodies Festival win the prize this month. They were everything I love in gyoza - golden crispy bottoms, soft steamed tops and packed with delicious fillings!
Best day: Mr Jones bought a "dinner and theatre" experience and as we managed to both get a half day we thought we'd see some sights before dinner and the show. We had an impromptu visit to the London aquarium which was excellent and then took a leisurely stroll to Covent Garden where we chowed down on some steak frites, a most excellent creme brûlée and then went to watch "The Woman in Black". I've never been to the theatre before, I had no idea what to expect but I was utterly captivated by the story, how they made the most of the small stage to really bring everything to life and loved the parts that made us jump out of our skin!