With so many excellent food options in Birmingham, I seem to be forever trapped in an endless list as long my arm of places I want to try, and an equally long list of places I want to go back too. If I make it back to a place within a month of visiting, it's … Continue reading Back to Scott’s of Harborne
https://youtu.be/UV9LppKus4E In which it's my birthday, Sally Bee talks anxiety and Laura has something to say. LINKS: Girl Code Hey It's Fay Bite Your Brum Anderson's Bar & Grill Scott's of Harborne
I know, the irony of a food blogger writing about being a food snob...but I've been thinking a lot about the food we eat and the way it's used to judge us. Jamie Oliver found himself on the receiving end of some backlash recently, after launching a new campaign against junk food advertising. While much … Continue reading Food Poverty, Classism and Snobbery
Birthday weekends are for eating too much, if you ask me, so with two birthdays to celebrate last weekend (mine, and my fiance's best friend), we decided to head to Anderson's Bar & Grill to eat lots of delicious steak. the restaurant Anderson's is tucked away under St Paul's Square, in eighteenth century cellars. With vaulted … Continue reading Anderson’s Bar and Grill, Birmingham
https://youtu.be/kKbO4U43gH8 In which we eat dinner in a retirement home, I accidentally buy half of Primark and the boxes are finally gone.
There are several stages of being engaged that make you consider murdering everybody around you. Or I did anyway. When I was first engaged, I found the initial stage very peculiar and often quite uncomfortable; something that I hadn't expected. I was delighted to be engaged, of course, but as somebody who finds small talk … Continue reading The Bad Bride Diaries: What’s In A Name?
If somebody suggested you go for dinner in a retirement village, you'd probably think they were a bit peculiar and make a mental note not to ask them for recommendations anymore. However, in Edgbaston, you really should go for dinner in a retirement village. Audley St George's Place is no ordinary retirement village of course. Instead, … Continue reading Three Church Road, Birmingham
Over the last few weeks, the news seems to be scattered with stories of male suicide, as campaigns in male mental health gather momentum. This week I've found myself sharing stories with others who have lost a friend suddenly. On May 21st, it will be one year since I lost a friend to suicide. It's … Continue reading Thoughts on Loss
https://youtu.be/cKTvj11loU4 In which we have a very disappointing dinner, meet an extremely cute puppy, hunt for Dracula in Whitby and visit a priory that was also home to First World War bunkers. Of course.
Temple Street is becoming quite the hot spot for after work drinks, with The Botanist and Las Iguanas already in residence, The Head of Steam soon to open, and now new resident, Revolucion de Cuba. I went to their launch party a few weeks ago, and was impressed by the decor, but being an old lady … Continue reading Revolucion de Cuba, Birmingham