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

Pasta and pizza @ Mi Amore, Fleet Street


restaurants, Review

We don’t have a lot of Italian restaurants in Birmingham city centre. Actually, that’s not true – we have an abundance of them. What we don’t have is many good Italian restaurants. I’ve lived in and around the city centre for over 12 years now, and it’s only in the last year or so I’ve […]

June 20, 2018

A weekend of fun and food in Rome, Italy


BYB Travels

There are some experiences that stay with you for a lifetime. Getting married in Las Vegas was certainly pretty epic, but I can now add a weekend of fun and food in Rome to this list. Rome has been on my ‘travelling to-do list’ for a very long time. For various reasons it’s taken me […]

June 10, 2018

Lunch bargains @ Wildwood 


restaurants, Review

I was quite delighted when I discovered the Wildwood £10 lunch offer, I can’t deny it. Wildwood Birmingham is found on New Street opposite Byron. I saw a promo board outside with an offfer for a lunch bargain; two courses plus a drink for a tenner. Venue Wildwood itself is a beautiful restaurant that feels modern, clean […]

February 13, 2018

Italian dining @ Cucina Rustica


restaurants, Review

I recently visited Cucina Rustica in the St Paul’s area of Birmingham Leafy and picturesque, St Paul’s Square is slowly but surely becoming one of my favourite spots in the city. Nestled below the bustling streets of the Jewellery Quarter, this small but vibrant part of Birmingham becomes a hive of activity come the weekend; […]

November 7, 2017

Simple Italian dining @ Del Villaggio


restaurants, Review

Recently we took a trip to Del Villaggio on Broad Street. I’ve never been the biggest fan of Broad Street, and until my boyfriend and I became Unlimited members of Cineworld (at the Five Ways end of the street) a few years ago I’d not spent much time in that area of the city. In […]

September 26, 2017

Italian food @ Milano Arcadian


restaurants, Review

Italian dining at Milano Arcadian This week I visited Milano Arcadian. This week is a busy one for my family as we celebrate not one but two birthdays right next to each other. With my dad celebrating his 68th birthday (on Wednesday, the day before mine) my step mum and I decided to surprise my […]

May 11, 2017

Place your bets: The Restaurant, Broadway Casino 


restaurants, Review

Visiting Broadway Casino With our forthcoming nuptials in Sin City at the forefront of mind, I was delighted to be invited to Broadway Casino to check out their Italian eatery, aptly named The Restaurant. First impressions of The Restaurant (which opened in January this year) are good, and the elevated open plan nature of the […]

April 24, 2017

Chilli crab linguini  


Recipe

Hands up who loves pasta.. *watches every arm in the Western World spring up* Of course you do! It’s comforting, super-filling and is (usually) ridiculously easy to cook. Granted, without lashings of a tasty sauce your humble spaghetti doesn’t exactly ring all the taste alarms BUT I’ve recently been shown an easy way to get […]

March 10, 2017