Food, Restaurants

The Oyster Club, Birmingham

Seafood Tagliatelle

I’ve been dying to eat at The Oyster Club since it opened, but thanks to lockdowns getting in the way, I’ve only just made it. The Oyster Club is by Adam Stokes, the chef behind Adam’s, so you know you’re going to get great food and great service. Inside, the restaurant is all soft blues, …

Casual Dining, Food, Restaurants

Where To Eat In Barmouth

Celtic Cabin food

Whenever I go anywhere, I always want to know where’s good to eat. Barmouth might not have a reputation as a foodie hotspot, but with a bit of Googling and much staring at menus, I found some excellent places to go. All tried and tested during my holiday, here’s where to eat in Barmouth. Isis …

Fine Dining, Food, Restaurants

Ad – Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food

UCB Restaurant - Gressingham Duck

Fine dining can be a fantastic foodie experience, but it’s not always affordable. If you want the quality, but not the cost, you need to visit the newly rebranded Restaurant at Birmingham College of Food. The restaurant is based in University College Birmingham and is staffed by students from the college’s chef, bakery, food service, …

Travel, UK Breaks

A Shepherd’s Hut Holiday In Barmouth

Barmouth seafront

My last holiday was in November of 2019, and it was my honeymoon. Desperate to get away, even if only for a few days, my husband booked a weekend holiday in Barmouth for my birthday. And it was bloody lovely. Barmouth is a little seaside town in Wales, popular with walkers and cyclists. It’s one …


The Feel-Good Reality TV Shows I’m Loving

The Big Flower Fight

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a week. At times like this, there’s nothing better than some feel-good reality TV. I admit I love some trash telly. During various lockdowns, I’ve watched more Below Deck (why yes, that is OG, Mediterranean, and Sailing Yacht, thanks for asking), The Circle (UK, US and Celebrity), …

Days Out, Travel, UK Breaks

The Best Things To Do In Ironbridge


Ironbridge is a pretty village on the banks of the River Severn, perfect for a day trip. There’s plenty to do in Ironbridge and the surrounding villages. The whole area of Ironbridge Gorge is now a World Heritage site. Here are some of the best things to do in Ironbridge. The Iron Bridge The main …

Cafes, Coffee, Food

The Green Wood Cafe, Ironbridge

I love getting foodie tips from friends in the know. My husband and I took a day trip to Ironbridge, and luckily for me, @thecoffeehuntdiaries recommended The Green Wood Cafe. The Green Wood Café is just outside of Ironbridge, in the Green Wood Centre. If you’re in Ironbridge to see the famous bridge, the café …

Food, Restaurants

The Bracebridge, Sutton Coldfield

The Bracebridge - Spaghetti Vongole

After a few lockdown walks in Sutton Park, The Bracebridge was high on my list of restaurants that I wanted to try when hospitality reopened. The restaurant’s terrace has reopened, so I booked a table for a date night. Getting to The Bracebridge The Bracebridge is inside Sutton Park, right next to the Bracebridge Pool, …


Easy Picnic Ideas For Lazy Picnickers

Lazy Picnic Ideas

Originally, I’d planned to share some recipes for drinks to take on picnics, now that we can sit outside in groups of six again, but then I remembered that I’m lazy and that the likelihood of me mixing drinks to take on a picnic (and not end up them with them leaking everywhere) was pretty …