River Fest 2018, Stratford-Upon-Avon


Events

Quick post for you today on a recent festival I went to in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Yes, occasionally I leave Birmingham and spend my money in other places. Who knew?! After what can politely be described as a turbulent week, The Husband and I decided to spend last weekend doing nothing and being T-Total. This lasted approximately […]

July 13, 2018

Afternoon tea @ Malmaison, Mailbox


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I first tried the afternoon tea available at Malmaison at a social media meet up back in March. I liked it so much I booked a return visit for a friend’s birthday, adding the fizz option to make it a bit more special for her. I’ve talked at length before about how much I enjoy […]

April 20, 2018

BBC Good Food Show @ NEC Birmingham


Events

Last Thursday – after a fairly turbulent start to the week, it has to be said – I decided to cheer myself up visiting the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC Birmingham. Held over 4 days, the annual event is designed for food lovers to see some of their favourite TV chefs cook live, […]

December 5, 2017

The Gin Lab @ Jekyll and Hyde


Bars & Pubs, Events, Pop ups

With Birmingham Cocktail Weekend** on the horizon, an invitation popped up in my inbox recently that got me rather excited: did I want to come to an event at Jekyl and Hyde to meet the Edinburgh Gin team and create my own gin? Errr, damn right I did! As anyone who follows my ramblings will […]

July 24, 2017

Vietnamese street food @ Pho Birmingham


restaurants, Review

I’ve written before about my love affair with Pho Birmingham – check it out – located in the food court area of Grand Central. Once you get over the fact that there’s always a queue (and in winter it’s ruddy freezing) it’s a great spot for a steaming bowl of noodle soup or one of the other Vietnamese inspired […]

July 22, 2017