• How To Create A Perfect Texan Themed Night

    31st January 2019

    [AD] Want to host a Texan-themed dinner party? Whether you want to take the time to plan in advance or throw a last-minute gathering, these tips will keep you cool, calm and collected from start to finish. Texan food’s exact roots are ambiguous, but there are influences from the German and Czech colonisers who settled…

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  • Things To Do In Birmingham

    28th January 2019

    [REVIEW] Birmingham has undergone a huge regeneration over the past 20 years and now boasts great shopping experiences, visitor attractions and food and drink venus to fit all budgets & tastes. It is fair to say there are plenty of things to do in Birmingham from family visits, friends and couples of all ages. There…

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  • Christmas Food; Last Minute Christmas Cake

    19th December 2018

    You know how it is, you haven’t had time to bake a Christmas cake but you don’t want a shop brought one but its far too late to make a cake.  Wrong.  With this easy to bake recipe this moist fruit  cake will be the centerpiece of your Christmas tea spread.  This cake can even…

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  • Review Of The Pan Asian Menu At Aluna, Birmingham

    4th October 2018

    [REVIEW] We were invited last week to sample the new pan-Asian 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 shown to our table…

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  • Iced Biscuits From Biscuiteers

    26th September 2018

    [REVIEW] 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 statement: ‘Why send flowers when you can send biscuits instead?’ Having…

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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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  • 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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  • The Head Of Steam, Birmingham

    8th June 2018

    [REVIEW] This week I was invited along to the preview night at The Head Of Steam, a new bar in Temple St, Birmingham that opened yesterday  The Head of Steam are a group of bars owned by Camerons Brewery.  Until recently the bars were mostly situated in the North East and Yorkshire.  The opening of…

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  • Dinner At The Cottage Loaf, Llandudno

    5th June 2018

    Whilst I was in Llandudno a little while back I went for dinner at the Cottage Loaf pub in Llandudno. I had eaten lunch here before when I had visited Llandudno in Summer 2016 and we had found the pub by sheer fluke down a side street off the high street.  The lunch was delicious…

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  • Purnell’s Restaurant, Birmingham

    30th May 2018

    Glynn Purnell’s Michelin Starred Restaurant can be found in one of the side streets around the side of Snow Hill Station.  It’s not in the one of the areas in Birmingham where there is a great shoppers foot fall but it is well placed within plenty of offices in the vacinity.  When I arrived I…

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