Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mother's Day at Michaelhouse

My family celebrated Mother's Day a little earlier than everyone else in the UK. 24 hours earlier, so here I am to tell the tale...

So as to spend the day with my sister too, we drove to Cambridge.

We arrived a little early for lunch, so I had some time to set out my sketchbook in my sister's room & get to work (with the company of music & a cheeky slice of Angel cake of course!).



I then set out to meet the rest of my family for lunch, passing plenty of gorgeous food stalls & flower merchants on the way.


After reuniting, we made our way to my mother's favourite lunch spot - a bustling cafe nestled inside St Michael's church.


We arrived and were quickly whisked off our feet by all the delicious scents & smells. Everything is flexible there, you can pick what to eat & match it with your favourite salads or scones as you like.



There is usually a queue, but it goes quickly & is probably an advantage as otherwise you'll be panicking which dish to pick - they're all delicious I assure you. 

Whilst you wait, its the perfect opportunity to admire the beautiful architecture, even the lights are pretty & there is a great selection of artwork on the walls.


I chose the pizza of the day & added a selection of salads. The rest of my family all chose the same dish - spinach, pumpkin & feta cheese quiche. Being the greedy person I am, I had to taste their dish too & I can safely say they were both incredible. 

My pizza had a really good mix of flavours & the salads I chose were very tasty. The quiche was also very good, I hadn't actually ever had pumpkin in a quiche before, but it is definitely something I need to start doing!



Before leaving, we went into the church area of the building & admired the architecture.



After a little roam around the city, we headed off feeling toasty & happy despite the cold weather.


If you want to find out more about Michaelhouse, here is a link to their website.

Happy Mother's Day to my very own mother!

24 comments:

  1. wow, it looks like you had an amazing time, the food looks amazing and super healthy! i love those pictures of the church window/ stained glass!

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    1. Thank you! Yeah it is healthy & very tasty, not often you can find such a gemxx

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  2. Beautiful pictures...
    I like the post


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    Coline ♡

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  3. I love this place! I went there last week and I couldnt stop taking photos; I just love the mix between modern and new!

    xx

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    1. I definitely agree & its great how there is seating right next to the stain glass windows upstairs! Really lets you take a closer look - an opportunity you rarely get!xx

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  4. Loosk like you had a lovely day with your family. The food looks amazing... I'd love to visit Cambridge one day!

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    1. Thank you! It's such a lovely place, I definitely recommend itxx

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  5. You have a lovely blog, just stumbled across it now
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC and bloglovin’?
    If so let me know and I’ll follow you right back
    My blog is a fashion/lifestyle blog!
    Speak soon,
    Have a lovely day
    Much Love,
    Kate xo

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  6. Michaelhouse looks great! I LOVE the idea of having a totally flexible menu and the decor looks lovely. If I'm in Cambridge any time I'll definitely check it out!

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    1. Sounds like a great idea, I 100% agree, it's beautiful architecturexx

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  7. the food looks amazing!!

    xx
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  8. so awesome pictures and post.

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  9. Haha, I can't believe I randomly came across this post, Michaelhouse is a regular study spot of mine=) I'm glad you enjoyed your time there xx

    TIGERHEART

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    1. Wow that's awesome, it has such a nice atmosphere I see why you'd like to go therexx

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  10. Beautiful pics babe, looks fab!
    SSSx

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  11. Happy Mother's Day over there :)
    I am sooo enjoying your photos, and all the food looks so delicious! Have a good rest of the week

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  12. beautiful photos!
    your blog is nice!
    wanna follow each other? :)

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  13. ooh i'm super duper hungry :P the architecture is really beautiful too :D

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