Holiday Munchies: Salt Kitchen and Bar, Hayle, Cornwall

Holiday Munchies: Salt Kitchen and Bar, Hayle, Cornwall

Having just arrived at our holiday chalet, foot loose and fancy free, my husband, sister-in-law and I decided that a slap-up lunch was in order, to really kick start our Cornish seaside weekend with some typical Essex style. When driving to a nearby supermarket to pick up typical chalet supplies, we spotted a gorgeous mixed … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies, The Brasshouse, Birmingham

Holiday Munchies, The Brasshouse, Birmingham

After spending all day cooped up at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena watching the Yonex All England Badminton Championships, my husband Dan and I were pretty cream crackered. I mean, watching all the athletes running around was more tiring than we expected, so rather than head back to the hotel to change and then find somewhere … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: Cielo Italian, Brindleyplace, Birmingham

Holiday Munchies: Cielo Italian, Brindleyplace, Birmingham

Birmingham may not be typically associated with romantic restaurants and date night hotspots, however when my husband Dan took me out for a meal on our recent visit up north (we are from Essex, most things are north to us), we found a restaurant that certainly ticks every box I have when it comes to … Continue reading

Eating Around: Villandry, St James, London

Eating Around: Villandry, St James, London

Brunch; isn’t brunch wonderfully indulgent? The fashionable younger cousin of prim and proper breakfast and steady-as-a-rock lunch, brunch instead offers diners the chance to be frivolous and steer the curve of convention away from the traditional three meals a day. A perfect weekend treat, there is only way one brunch could possibly get better; by … Continue reading

Holiday Munchies: Miss Marples Tearoom, Looe, Cornwall

Holiday Munchies: Miss Marples Tearoom, Looe, Cornwall

Cornwall is the home of the cream tea. Not the fancy, Prosecco-twinkling high tea and patisserie that the London set has created on the cream tea’s foundation, but Cornwall is the originator of the homemade scone, the founding place of clotted cream with the crust, one side of the great Cornwall versus Devon debate of … Continue reading

Eating Around: Maxims, Kensington, London

Eating Around: Maxims, Kensington, London

There’s something about west London that simply carries the air of luxury merely in the breeze; discreet wealth seems to exude from every store front and a highly polished veneer of sophistication drapes over every opulent building with that classic London panache. Therefore, when this east London lass won a recent Facebook competition for a … Continue reading