Where to watch the England games during the World Cup


Events

It’s that time again, when we all rediscover our patriotism for a few weeks and start singing Three Lions with more enthusiasm than Russia’s department of poisoning. Yes, the World Cup 2018 is upon us, with the first England match kicking off tomorrow. I don’t claim to be any kind of a football expert, but […]

June 17, 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

Mediterranean feasting @ Don Diego, Edgbaston


restaurants, Review

The Husband and I recently visited Don Diego in Edgbaston for the first time, for a double date with fellow food lover George and her fiancé, Dave. I had actually been meaning to try the food at Don Diego for a while, having seen some lovely looking dishes flying around on social media. I can […]

May 4, 2018

An eccentric hidden gem @ The Ruin, Digbeth


Bars & Pubs, Review

Everyone has their favourite Digbeth hangout. I’ve always been a total fangirl for Digbeth Dining Club myself, but I’ve found a new favourite in the shape of The Ruin. Found on Floodgate Street, The Ruin manages to combine an old school boozer with your mad aunt’s back room circa 1974. It’s loud, intentionally a bit […]

April 19, 2018

Simple springtime dining @ Chez Mal, Malmaison


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I personally couldn’t have been more elated to see the back of March. The endless snow flurries ruining plans and seemingly everyone being in a trans-seasonal funk, I was more than happy to welcome in April. My first food-based adventure of the month turned out to be Malmaison; a venue I’ve dined in several times, […]

April 13, 2018

Birmingham Wine Weekend 2018


Bars & Pubs, Events, Hotels, restaurants

I don’t generally wear bracelets, but I made an exception for the Birmingham Wine Weekend band. Following from the success of the cocktail weekend, the same folk launched Birmingham Wine Weekend for 2018. For £10 a magical maroon wristband is provided which grants you access to 21 of the finest bars, hotels and restaurant in […]

March 30, 2018

Alternative date nights in Birmingham


Bars & Pubs, Pop ups, Ramblings

Today I’m chuntering about alternative date nights in Birmingham. Whether you’ve been together since school or you’re swiping your way through the dating gene pool to find ‘the one,’ date nights are something most of us enjoy. I love a date night, mainly because they inevitably involve food, but I think there’s more to them […]

January 25, 2018

Tapas and small plates @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox


restaurants, Review

Saturday lunch @ Bar Estilo, Mailbox I spent most of the period between Christmas and New Year eating fudge for breakfast and saying, ‘what day is?’ repeatedly to Ian; this continued until we went back to work earlier this week. By the time we met up for lunch with our friends, Lauren and James, not […]

January 7, 2018