The Weekender: Diners and Gingerbread Baking

This weekend my lovely friend Luce (blog link here) came to stay with me for a carb filled weekend of pizza, diners and baking. It was so fun and I loved seeing her as I hadn’t seen her since the summer!

On Saturday morning we went for brunch, the original plan was Bills but we were slightly too late for breakfast and Luce and I were desperately in need of pancakes. There are a lot of places around that serve pancakes in Brighton but to guarantee total yummy-ness and “so full I can’t move” waddling home, we chose JB’s. Somehow a post on this one has passed me by – even though I go there regularly and have been for the past three years. The food is always super yummy and you get so much food on your plate that I’ve never been able to finish a meal there. 

We all opted for milkshakes, Luce and Josh went for Oreo and I went for an Oreo and Mint hybrid, my favourite. They’re served in a glass but you also get a full metal tumbler to accompany it *insert heart emoji’s here*. Luce and I went for the Cowboy Pancakes – maple syrup and bacon with pancakes? Yes it sounds weird and yes it is delicious. We also had a side of chips, as you do with breakfast…

Next on our list of things to do was a little snoop around Space NK and MAC, we both managed to resist buying something *pats self on back*, before coming home and baking an enormous amount of gingerbread cookies to get us in the festive spirit. Because me forcing Luce to listen to the Elf soundtrack in the morning clearly wasn’t enough.

What’s on the agenda for this week? Aside from a serious flat tidy (even Luce was slightly shocked), Christmas decoration shopping, food shopping (Mmmmm), two trips to London, a Christmas party and a crazy amount of present shopping. I have an awful feeling I’m going to be that person that leaves everything until Christmas eve….


  1. Anna Blush
    08 Dec 2013 / 10:20 am

    Sounds like yet another lovely weekend Suzie. Oreo and mint hybrid sounds right up my alley x

  2. Melissa Cherry
    08 Dec 2013 / 10:33 am

    That food looks so yummy !

  3. Michelle
    08 Dec 2013 / 10:46 am

    Sounds amazing!

  4. Sara Chergui
    08 Dec 2013 / 10:56 am

    Wow the food and pictures look amazing !

  5. Talisa Tossell
    08 Dec 2013 / 11:16 am

    LOVE diners, i'm all for greasy food!

  6. Stephanie Tang
    08 Dec 2013 / 11:22 am

    Yep, I definitely drooled a little at the sight of those food photos. All of you British bloggers keep talking about all these amazing places, I definitely need to plan a visit soon if just for the food!
    Stephanie | Love, August

  7. Nic and Claire
    08 Dec 2013 / 11:57 am

    Sounds amazing, and that food is making me hungry! What an amazing milkshake!

    Claire | AgentSmyth

  8. Rachael McClenaghan
    08 Dec 2013 / 12:02 pm

    Looks like you had a great weekend. I left everything last minute last year. This year I am determined haha have a great week doll.

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

  9. Emma Be Beauty
    08 Dec 2013 / 12:14 pm

    This food looks so tasty!

  10. Jessica Rose
    08 Dec 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Gotta love American diners…..yummy in my tummy! 😉

  11. casuallyawkward
    08 Dec 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Looks delicious and seems like it was a lovely weekend for you (:

  12. carly
    08 Dec 2013 / 3:45 pm

    Those milkshakes look so good! So glad you had a good weekend!

  13. elzbthchlmrspps
    08 Dec 2013 / 5:31 pm

    I absolutely love JB's, I've never been able to finish meal there either! the burgers are just so filling, but I really need to make sure I try the pancakes there next time as I usually opt to going to woodies for pancakes!

  14. Emmy
    08 Dec 2013 / 9:40 pm

    Sounds like a great weekend. I only recently discovered your blog and youtube and really love them both 😀

  15. Ella Morgan
    09 Dec 2013 / 3:30 am

    Looks amazing!!

    Ella | 

  16. Robyn Caitlin
    09 Dec 2013 / 12:36 pm

    Oh my god that milkshake looks amazing!! xx

    Robyn from

  17. Jessica
    09 Dec 2013 / 1:52 pm

    Looks so yummy..I definitely have to visit here when I'm next in Brighton!


  18. Megan Lillie
    09 Dec 2013 / 2:18 pm

    Sounds like such a cute weekend! The food and drink looks so amazing!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  19. Claire
    09 Dec 2013 / 2:43 pm

    OMG I'm seriously hungry now and craving pancakes, would you believe I've never actually had them for breakfast, shocking I know!

  20. Sophie Hawker
    10 Dec 2013 / 12:30 pm

    This sounds like such a merry weekend, love it 🙂


  21. Leanne Rachel
    10 Dec 2013 / 3:41 pm

    Lovely photos! I still have lots to do before Christmas too, I'm so disorganized this year! xx

    Leanne | Seeking Serendipity