Winter warmers @ wagamama


restaurants, Review

I recently visited wagamama on New Street after a Christmas away from home. To say I was a snotty mess the day we travelled home from our northern Christmas was an understatement. Bundled up on a freezing train from Cleethorpes to Birmingham (via a detour to a fucking cold Sheffield) I sneezed, wheezed and coughed […]

January 2, 2018

Electro Brunch @ Gaucho Birmingham


Events, restaurants

With my hen do this weekend coming I had every intention of having a ‘quiet one’ on Saturday, but instead I accepted an invitation to a bloggers event at Gaucho Birmingham. The coveted Electro Brunch – a weekly all you can eat and drink thrill ride – has been on my ‘to do’ list since I […]

September 12, 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

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

Breakfast meetings and Urban Cafe revisited 


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

Urban Cafe revisited It’s been a funny old week, with absolutely loads going on at work and a busy week socially but I managed to sneak in a visit to Urban Cafe. During the last seven days I’ve had various meetings and on many occasions haven’t had time to grab myself breakfast (woe is me) […]

June 3, 2017

Feeling fruity @ Joe and the Juice


Ramblings, Review

I don’t know about anybody else but this series of bank holidays continues to confuse me. I can’t figure out what day of the week it is any more, and it’s quite hard to keep up with all the bits and bobs and life admin I need to get done this week. Having spent the […]

March 4, 2017