It's time for the weekly vlog! https://youtu.be/QdnkBsw4sR8 I started my week with a test run of the new Summer Menu at Hotel du Vin. You can read the review here, but in short, there was a staggering amount of seafood involved. Next stop, The Junction with Chloe, for beer testing and impromptu dinner. On Thursday, Dave … Continue reading Weekly Vlog: Monster Munch
This week's vlog is a double edition, with two weeks of chaos, shouting and eating a lot. https://youtu.be/cUeiXnnq7oQ I started at Colmore Food Festival, with a brief detour to meet Dippy on his tour around the country. Next, there was a failed attempt at a food review, a truly insane evening at Three Church Road, before we finally … Continue reading Weekly Vlog: Gareth Southgate’s Waistcoat
This week was the Midlands Food, Drink and Hospitality Awards, where I was a finalist in the Best Food Blogger category. I wrote about my finalist experience here, but the awards themselves were a surreal evening, with a truly appalling Gordon Ramsey impersonator, inflatable food and beach balls on the tables and showgirls as far as … Continue reading Weekly Vlog: Idiot Sandwich
https://youtu.be/PvRyaRw8KGY This week's vlog is actually just over a week, as I've included two weekends. SO, we kick off in Cardiff, where I had a lovely time with my family. We went to see the amazing NoFit State Circus, and generally enjoyed the sun. Sunday was a culture day, with a visit to Cardiff Museum tp … Continue reading Weekly Vlog: Butter is Better Than People
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
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.
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.
https://youtu.be/3kj-GRTNl-8 In which I return to weekly vlogging, head to Space Lupin's and eat many tasty things.
I am always curious about dance productions, especially when they are a little unusual. I went to see Virago, a solo production from Sonia Sabri, which certainly fits the bill. Virago is a unique experience, combining dance with spoken word, music, video projection and a diverse mix of cultural references. In Latin, Virago means 'female warrior', and this … Continue reading Virago, Old Rep Theatre