23 November 2014

Sunday Lunch at Elysium Leeds

Happy Sunday everyone! Hope I'm finding you well. I'm cuddled up on the sofa with my Fireside Treats Yankee Candle burning, fairy lights on and a huge mug of tea. I thought I'd start by telling you about the roast dinner Paul and I had at Elysium Restaurant and Cafe in Leeds today! We've never been here before, and I think it may get overlooked as it's on the outskirts of the city centre, but I would highly recommend it! It was absolutely delicious. We had a Groupon voucher giving us both a main course for £9.95, but I would have absolutely no problem paying the usual price of £11.95 each. The portion sizes were just right, generous but not too filling and everything tasted amazing - especially the roast potatoes! They're my favourite part of any roast dinner but I've been disappointed before. Not here! Perfectly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. I even managed to trade Paul my parsnips for an extra one...

Elysium is actually an Italian restaurant which I think is another reason it might get overlooked, on a Sunday at least. I really expected it to be much busier than it was and it really deserves to be! They have definitely found two repeat customers in us.

Afterwards we went for a stroll around town and picked up a few Christmas presents. I'm starting to feel more festive every week and I really love the atmosphere at this time of year, especially seeing everywhere all decorated. One of my favourite places in Leeds is the Corn Exchange so I was happy when we stumbled on a Christmas gift market there. It's a beautiful building anyway but it looks extra lovely during the festive season, complete with a giant tree!

So what else happened this week?

  • Monday saw our return to our pub quiz night after about three weeks off. We came second by a painful one point but at least we still won the second prize bar tab. £10 is enough to guarantee that we won't be paying for drinks next week!
  • On Friday night, we saw Mockingjay P1 and to be honest, I'm not sure my nerves have recovered yet, and I knew what was coming! Those films are seriously intense, but I think at least Paul might understand a bit better now why I hardly spoke to him for the two weeks it took me to read all three books one after the other. Gripping! I love the films just as much as the books and, unusually for me, I don't have any complaints about the way they're adapted. Can't wait for the next part!
  • Alice got us tickets for S Club 7 next year! So excited and so grateful I have people like Alice in my life to share things like this with. I love reliving my childhood!

What have you been up to this week? If you've seen Mockingjay, let me know what you thought!

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