I’ll be completely honest, when planning our Summer holiday this year we only really had one essential criteria for our destination. It had to be cheap. We both decided we wanted to get out of the UK but our budget was limited, so we started looking for somewhere that included travel and accommodation, for around £250 each. Continue reading
Hey folks! Just a quick one this evening but just wanted to share some pictures from the Vintage Home Show I’ve just been to at Victoria Baths in Manchester today. If you love vintage furniture and retro lighting you’ll be spoilt for choice at this event. There was a huge selection of homeware, kitchenalia, furnishings, ceramics and art work spanning from mid-20th century onwards. Continue reading
As the Summer festival season is creeping ever closer I thought I’d share my experience of last year’s End Of The Road festival. End Of The Road started out as a small eco-friendly festival which began in 2006, in the idyllic surroundings of Larmer Tree Gardens, North Dorset. Continue reading
I’ve had a fair share of Italian’s in my time but was more than pleasantly surprised by the suggestion of Salvi’s Cucina on John Dalton Street the other day. I genuinely felt like we had just stepped off the streets of Manchester and been transported to a secret little eaterie in Naples. Continue reading
It’s always a pleasure to pop into Chorlton on a bright Sunday morning and spend a few lazy hours sat outside Tea Hive watching the world go by. Continue reading
I’d read a lot of articles this week about Aldi selling Wagyu beef, the most expensive steak in the world, I’m lead to believe, for the bargain price of £7.29! I only live 2 minutes away from an Aldi, and knowing that I would never be able to afford a Wagyu beef steak in a restaurant (£90 for the same size steak in upmarket places), I decided to have a go at cooking some myself. Continue reading
Last Thursday evening I went to Didsbury. I haven’t been to Didsbury for quite a few years and whilst it’s always been a hub for bars and pubs that I frequented in my student days, I always felt it was missing a really good cocktail bar.
Enter Chalk Bar & Grill – recently refurbished and now being run by MAD Ltd, the team behind several other Manchester drinking establishments such as Rosylee, Tusk, Walrus, The Fitzgerald and Hula.
We were lucky enough to be invited along to their re-launch party so sampled some delicious cocktails, nibbles and delightful surroundings. Continue reading
Last week I had the pleasure of being invited along to Beef and Pudding‘s 2nd Birthday Brunch Bash in Manchester city centre. I’d always wanted to try Beef and Pudding since it’s launch as I used to work very close by, but had never got round to it. So when they got in touch to say they were having a Birthday brunch and celebrating the launch of their Bloody Mary buffet, it seemed like the perfect time to finally get acquainted. Continue reading
I’ve never really considered myself to have much of a sweet tooth. I’m ALL about the pizza as you probably already know. So when my tastebuds are hankering a little dessert, I make sure it’s done right – and these chocolate and banana muffins really hit the sweet spot. Continue reading