Food trends that should stay in 2017


Ramblings

As 2018 approaches and we all start banging on about ‘out with the old, in with the new’, I thought I’d discuss some of the food trends that have been in the news this year. But of course, in my usual ranty, pessimistic style, it’s the rubbish ones I’ll be talking about. You know the […]

December 29, 2017

Festive food @ Birmingham Botanical Gardens


Events, Ramblings

I’m a proud member of the #BrumBloggers clan and loved the little pre-Christmas meet up we had last week. The Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Edgbaston was the setting for a lovely festive spectacle, with plenty of mulled wine and sausages (waheyy) to keep us warm. I met up with George and Fay, plus the lovely […]

December 4, 2017

Meat free Monday options in Birmingham


Cafes, Ramblings, restaurants

If you’re interested in trying ‘Meat Free Mondays’ in Birmingham I have some great ideas for you. Let’s get one thing straight from the get go: it’s absolutely no secret that I have a deep love affair with burgers and bacon. Meat is something I would not forgo indefinitely without a fight, but sometimes it’s […]

November 27, 2017

Potter and pizza @ Spotlight


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Did you ever hear about the girl that was bullied into dressing as Dobby – full makeup, the works – for her hen do? Of course you did, because it was me, and I’m not exactly known for keeping quiet. Despite still having the occasional nightmare about being paraded around Brighton in a potato sack […]

November 25, 2017

Cheese Fest Birmingham @ The Custard Factory


Events, Ramblings

It will come as little surprise to literally anyone that knows me I attended Cheese Fest Birmingham last week. The two day festival of fromage took place at The Custard Factory in Digbeth, and offered cheese fans the opportunity to.. well, eat a shit load of cheese, basically. I joined my foodie pal Fay on […]

November 23, 2017

Foodie finds @ Birmingham German Market


Pop ups, Ramblings

Grab your thermals and stuff your wallets with dosh – the annual Christmas market has rolled into Brum once again. Whether you love it or hate it – it’s like festive Marmite for locals – the annual Birmingham German Market is a hugely popular part of the city’s social calendar. Here even earlier than usual (it’s […]

November 16, 2017

A weekend of food and fun in Devon


BYB Travels, Ramblings

I’ve just spent a lazy, long weekend in the deepest depths of the Devonshire countryside. My lovely friend, Bethan, sorted us out with a gorgeous big house (with an indoor pool no less) to use, and we spent the vast majority of the 3 days napping, eating fattening treats and quaffing copious amounts of Malbec. […]

November 13, 2017

** I’m getting married **


BYB Travels, Ramblings

As anyone who regularly reads my blog will know, I’m getting married this month. In fact, if you’re reading this at the time it’s been scheduled to appear (WordPress gods willing of course) I am actually drinking gin somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean right about now. YEAH, BABY! While I’m in Las Vegas getting hitched […]

October 13, 2017

The Lenchford Inn, Worcester


Ramblings

A quick post today regarding a recent visit I had to The Lenchford Inn. Technically this place isn’t in Birmingham (there’s nothing technical about it; it’s in Worcestershire) but it’s a lovely riverside setting for dinner, so I thought I’d pop a bit of information on here in case it’s of interest/use to anyone. The […]

September 24, 2017

Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory


Cafes, Ramblings

Attention lovers of brunch: there is a new cafe in Digbeth offering healthy but delicious food! Set in the Custard Factory, Kanteen is a new start up and it’s bloody brilliant. It launched officially yesterday (22nd Sept) and I popped along on the opening day to check out what was on offer. And I’ll say […]

September 23, 2017