In the past year, my other half has gotten me more in to drinking and actually enjoying beer. So when there was an opportunity to take a tour around the Hillside Brewery in Gloucestershire, I jumped at the chance. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing on dates – I’m sure Paul was sick of me by the end! – we settled on 18th November and it soon came upon us. Read more “Hillside Brewery Tour, Gloucestershire”
Have you ever heard of Weston-Super-Mare’s Carnival? I hadn’t. But after some of my family went last year and came back raving about it, I know I’d have to go to the next one. Fast forward a year and I’m very glad that I tagged along! Read more “Weston-Super-Mare Carnival, Somerset”
My friend and I have been trying to do different activities on our regular catch ups this year. Earlier in Summer, we went for a delicious Cocktail Afternoon Tea at Malmaison Hotel in Birmingham and the other weekend, we spent a relaxing afternoon at the Cotswolds Hotel & Spa. Read more “Pampering Spa Day at the Cotswolds Hotel & Spa, Oxfordshire”
On a trip to Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, you are bound to come across some top-notch restaurants. The daddy of these fine dining establishments is Prithvi Restaurant* and recently, we were invited to sample their new Autumn menu. Since our visit, it’s safe to say that we now understand why it’s rated so highly on Trip Advisor! Read more “Lunch with Prithvi Restaurant in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire”
Every year, we head over to The Angel Inn Hotel at Pershore in Worcestershire for their Bonfire Night and Fireworks event and every time, it’s excellent. This year – yep, you guessed it! – was no different.
Dave and I looked after Pepper, Dave’s parents’ dog, in September and it was such a success, that we have had her stay with us again recently! The weather wasn’t looking bad on the Sunday and with Autumn being in full swing, we headed for a walk at Symonds Yat in Herefordshire. Read more “Autumn Trek at Symonds Yat, Hereforshire”
If you live in or around Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, you may have noticed a lot of graffiti popping up around town in aid of Cheltenham’s Paint Festival. One lunchtime, I walked up the Honeybourne Line to catch more of a glimpse of what had been going on. Read more “Cheltenham Paint Festival, Gloucestershire”
Where’s a better place to go during Autumn, than somewhere with a tonne of trees? Those were my thoughts when trying to find the next local spot to explore with Pepper recently. I finally settled on Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust’s Frith Wood Nature Reserve, near Stroud, and headed over first thing. Read more “Fall Stroll with Pepper at Frith Wood, Gloucestershire”
Here are some of the photos from a recent first birthday ‘Cake Smash’ portrait session; featuring the utterly adorable Romeo-Beau and amazing – and delicious! – cake from Laura’s Cakes.
If you’re a follower of my blog, you’ll know that my two friends – Jodie and Nikki – and I meet up regularly for cake dates and catch ups. Every time we do, we talk about getting fitter but never actually do anything about it. Until now… We’ve decided to hike up Mount Snowdon next year! And we’ve made it our mission to get ready for it by doing a series of hill climbs and long walks; starting with the Cleeve Hill Circular in Gloucestershire! Read more “Snowdon Prep: Cleeve Hill Circular, Gloucestershire”