• Review Of The Pan Asian Menu At Aluna, Birmingham

    4th October 2018

    We were invited last week to sample the new panasian menu at Aluna in the Mailbox, Birmingham.  The restaurant is situated at the rear of the Mailbox right by the canal and is easily accessible through The Mailbox or a 5 minute walk along the canal from Broad Street.  We were hown to our table…

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  • Iced Biscuits From Biscuiteers

    26th September 2018

    The lovely people at Biscuiteers’ sent me a box of their fruit iced vanilla biscuits to try.  Biscuiteers are a London based company run by husband and wife team Harriet Hastings and Stevie Congdon.  Buscuiteers’ launched in Autumn of 2007 with their amazing mission staement: ‘Why send flowers when you can send biscuits instead?’ Having tried…

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  • Welsh Rarebit Recipe

    3rd September 2018

    I was looking on twitter when a link came up about National Days in September.  I was quite surprised to read that today, 3rd September is National Welsh Rarebit Day.  Who even knew such a day existed?  I can’t think of anything more comforting on an autumn day than being wrapped up warm, feet up…

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  • Afternoon Tea Adventures; World Of Wedgwood

    10th August 2018

    For me, having afternoon tea is more than just drinking cups of tea and eating some amazing food with friends.  Afternoon tea is also about the decadence of times gone by and what better way to experience afternoon tea than eating and drining from crockery made by the world famous Wedgwood.  If you want glam…

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  • Afternoon Tea Adventures; The Orangery, Kensington Palace

    20th July 2018

    Last October I was lucky enough to be in London for a meeting near Kensington Gardens and decided to visit The Orangery at Kensington Palace for afternoon tea. It was a Chris but bright October day and I had a walk around the palace gardens first. The gardens are beautifully kept and even in October…

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  • Afternoon Tea Adventures; The Bothy, Perth

    22nd June 2018

    It seems like ages a go that I was last in Scotland in Perth eating this amazing afternoon tea at The Bothy with an old university friend who I used to live with.  Then I look back and realise it was ages ago as it was last September.  Even though part of my brain thinks…

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  • Spring Break At The Castle Hotel, Conwy

    20th June 2018

    Last week I wrote about our trip to Llandudno that we had taken a while back. We had four days away in North Wales and made the most of things. We actually stayed in Conwy, in a lovely hotel I have stayed at three times now.  All the rooms are decorated in their own individual…

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  • Afternoon Tea Adventures; The Countess Of York Train Carriage, York

    15th June 2018

    Earlier this year I went to York for a few days for my birthday.  On my birthday I was treated to afternoon tea on The Countess of York refurbished train carriage which is on display at the National Railway Museum. The carriage has been beautifully restored both inside and out and makes a lovely addition…

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