Sunday Lunch, The Plough, Harborne


Sunday Lunch at The Plough, Harborne, Birmingham

I’m sure there’s places that you used to visit but haven’t been back to in a long time.  For me it’s The Plough in Harborne, Birmingham.  I haven’t visited in over six years, but when I worked close by I used to visit quite often, both during the day and evening. After the Times voted […]

Festive Season London


Oxford Street, London

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and as part of my celebrations Mum and I took a trip to London. We both hadn’t visited in quite a while and decided it would help us get in the festive spirit. We took the lunchtime train to Marylebone and grabbed a cab straight to Marylebone […]

Rose and Crown in Warwick


Rose and Crown, Warwick

Warwick is my local market town and over the last few years it has gained a really great community feel.  What every community needs is a warm and inviting pub.  Thankfully Warwick has The Rose and Crown.  This is one of those pubs where looking from the outside it’s a hive of activity and you […]

How to buy the perfect present


wrapped presents

This may come too late for those of you who are organised and have this Christmas already wrapped up.  But for those of you who are still to buy your presents and are needing a little help I’ve got Ten Top Tips below which are sure to help.  This list can be used for any […]

The Three Cs


White Lake, Marta cheese

If there’s three foods which go together it’s cheese, crackers and chutney. Visiting the BBC Good Food Show, today, I made it my mission to find the best on offer. Together with a fellow cheese lover we visited all the cheese producers, plus those selling chutneys and crackers. Having walked the length and breadth of […]

Floating on Air


The Malvern Spa - facilities

There’s really only one thing that gets me floating on air and that’s a spa day. With the changes in my life balance I was definitely ready for some R&R. A couple of weekends ago I packed an over night bag and met my friend Tracey at The Malvern Spa. We both had pleasant drives […]

Life Balance


Packwood House, Warwickshire (134)

This year more than ever I’ve discovered achieving a good life balance takes work. Not a revelation in itself I know. Lots of people talk about the ultimate work life balance. But how many actually achieve it? Up until this year I’d have said I’ve always managed to achieve a good balance. Sure sometimes work […]

Cosy Night In


Winter Warmers Survival Kit from Kaleidoscope

Now the clocks have turned back and the nights are getting darker, earlier, it’s definitely time to get cosy. With nights, through autumn and winter, ranging from cold & crisp to damp & wet, both will have me reaching for my winter survival kit of blankets, candles and a warm drink. Nothing shouts cosy than […]