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I always had intentions to visit Towpath Café, but to be honest the canal from Islington to Dalston isn’t really an area I ever frequent. The idea of exercise or even just going for a walk just for the sake of it, to be quite frank, fills me with dread. I have much interneting to do (yes, I used the internet as a verb)! With luck, a catch up with Foodstinct (whose blog is all kinds of lovely and provides thoughtful reading about cooking and the way people eat and relate to food), meant I finally got to visit Towpath.

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Only accessible along the canal, it was a rare bright and crisp morning. I pitied the fools taking advantage of the weather to run and exercise. Don’t they know Saturday’s are prime eating times?

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Foodstinct ordered the olive oil cake that was light and fragrant with lemon. Ever the glutton, I opted for the grilled cheese sandwich. Gloriously it arrived with a side dish of sticky sweet quince syrup to be smothered all over the sandwich. In all honesty have you ever seen a more perfect specimen of a grilled cheese sandwich? Coffees were strong, nothing too remarkable but decent all the same.

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The best way to describe Towpath? A complete and utter delight. Of course, the company helped, but truly, I don’t know why I hadn’t visited before. It really is the perfect spot to while away the weekend, drinking coffee and catching up.

And in other delayed news, my big announcement is that in 3 weeks, my little London food blog will be permanently based out of a new city; New York! For the entire 2 readers that follow me, hopefully you will still be interested in reading my sporadic posts. I started Culinary Creep as a way of remembering all the meals that delighted me and tickled my taste buds. At that point I had already been in London for around 18 months and was already quite settled. I’m a bit excited to have my blog as a record of our new start in a new city. It will still be food based, but I do hope to include little nuances I find about life in a new country. I’m also quite curious to see how my eating habits will change. I already know that I eat out more in London than I did when I lived in Sydney, but from the anecdotal stories I hear (and from all the TV, movies and general pop culture I spend 4 hours a day consuming – hello procrastination!) living in New York will mean almost all my meals will be out at restaurants. The positive side will mean more content and more posts, but I do also want to explore other changes. One thing I predict will change is what I order. At the moment, I have a tendency to order the most rich, delicious thing I spot on a menu. I kid myself that I’m ‘doing it for a post’ but let’s face it – I just really like to eat. The potential health implications are clear, and I’m probably going to be choosing things off menu’s I normally wouldn’t have considered.

Future musings aside, I do hope that while I’m no longer London based, you will still read! I promise I will do my best to entertain through food!

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