Coffee and crepes @ Madeleine, The Cube


Cafes, Review

Last week, after a fairly eventful online transaction with Jessops, I finally got my hands on my new camera. On the advice of some friends I bought a Sony A5000 with the view that I could finally take some decent photos, most notably of edible things. Having set up my new piece of tech I […]

January 22, 2018

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

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

Boston Tea Party opens a new cafe in Edgbaston 


Cafes, Events, Review

A new cafe has opened in Edgbaston as part of the popular Boston Tea Party chain; the 20th UK opening for the group. If you’re unfamiliar with BTP, the chain is famed for hearty brunches and a relaxed, cool environment. You’ll always find people having laid back meetings or tapping away at laptops with a […]

July 20, 2017

French toast & happy vibes @ Home Is Where


Cafes, Hotels, Review

I found Home Is Where by accident when I was recently visiting Hotel Du Vin. After my massage last week I clocked Home Is Where cafe in all its white vintagy glory as I left, and decided to diary a visit to the cute looking eatery. I managed to find an hour spare recently so […]

June 10, 2017

Lovely lattes @ Java Lounge, Colmore Row


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

Getting a caffeine fix at Java Lounge Heading towards Victoria Square recently I was reminded of Java Lounge; a popular cafe and always filled with fellow laptop zombies. Having a quick peek in through to window I noticed the place looked a little different so I decided to pop in and have a mooch – […]

June 7, 2017

Energy-boosting breakfast smoothie


Recipe

Confession: I’ve had a heavy couple of weeks *starts the violins* Between my birthday, friend’s birthdays, even my dad’s birthday, I seem to have spent most of the last fortnight either eating or drinking –  and I can’t say that any of the things that have passed my lips could be considered particularly healthy.  With […]

May 15, 2017

Breakfast @ Hotel La Tour


Hotels, restaurants, Review

Every year I buy myself a birthday present. A little treat to me, it’s my way of rewarding myself for working hard and surviving another year of craziness in my world. Usually I tend to buy myself something a bit materialistic, like a new dress or a pair of shoes, but this year I decided […]

May 14, 2017

Breakfast of champions @ Boston Tea Party


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I’m a fan of Boston Tea Party Just thinking about Boston Tea Party breakfast makes me want to tap the heart emoji until my finger falls off. As well as creating over the top photo opps with bowls of zoats at home, I also enjoy letting someone else make a mess of the kitchen from time […]

April 27, 2017

Feta & scrambled egg stuffed ‘shrooms


Recipe

You know that feeling when… you’re aware it’s a few days before the food shopping is due and, rather than having planned meals ready to go in the fridge, you’re left staring at random wilting ingredients hoping your imagination will take over and create something wonderful.. yeah, welcome to my world today. With all the […]

February 22, 2017

Coffee and a blast from the past @ Yumm Cafe


Ramblings, Review

Before I worked from home, I worked in a city centre office. Well, I say city centre, I mean Digbeth, and like many creative folk who work in this part of the city centre, my office is situated within the custard factory hub. I always really enjoyed working in this creative space, despite the fact […]

February 14, 2017