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 “Spa Day at 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, Cheltenham”
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”
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.
Dave & I were meant to be spending a week at Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales this year. However, due to an exciting development in our lives, we decided postpone the trip until next year. But to make things worse – as I was already sad to not be visiting a place that is incredibly close to my heart – my birthday was during that week. So, Dave offered – after I dropped some rather heavy hints! – to plan something for my birthday anyway. Read more “Birthday Surprise to Pembrokeshire, Wales”
One of my closest friends lives in Birmingham and every few months we catch up down my way or up her’s. This month, it was my turn to visit Caz and we decided to have an afternoon tea at The Malmaison.
Is there anything better than a lazy Sunday morning, followed by a big roast? In my eyes, definitely not! & on Sunday, Dave & I found the latter at The Peacock at Oxhill, a beautiful country pub in the Cotswolds*. Read more “A Cotswolds Country Pub: The Peacock, Oxhill”