Hampers make great, thoughtful Christmas presents and are ideal to give to family members. Although there are loads of ready made hampers available to buy, these always seem a little bit uninspiring and naff to me! I much prefer the idea of putting together your own hamper using unique products and treats of your choosing. How to Make Your Own DIY Treat Hamper  You could also theme your hamper: retro sweets, crackers and cheese, chocolate, alcohol! But this hamper that I’ve…

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Following on from my blog post on our micro break in Birmingham, I wanted to share with you our amazing meal at Bar + Block Steakhouse in the city centre. We were invited along to try out their new ‘Bottomless Brunch’ which includes unlimited prosecco, hot drinks and juice for £15 for 90 minutes when you order any dish.  Bottomless Brunch Although the restaurant looks like a trendy independent restaurant, it is actually part of the Beefeater Grill chain, although it…

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Last weekend Terri and I got the train into Birmingham to have a little mini break in the UK’s second city courtesy of Marriott. We were invited along to spend the night in their hotel which is located at the top of Broad Street, and we also had the chance to look around a couple of the cities most popular attractions.  Birmingham Attractions As great as it is to take a holiday or city break abroad, sometimes it’s nice to spend…

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My parents have their birthdays two days apart from each other, so each year I take them both for a birthday meal somewhere different.  This year we decided to head to our local Jamie’s Italian restaurant which is in Central Milton Keynes.   We all love Italian food so we thought this would be perfect to suit everyone! We had all been together once before a year or so ago, and as we enjoyed it so much we thought we’d go along…

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A few weeks ago after work I went for a little evening out and girlie catch up with another Milton Keynes blogger, Hazel.  Here’s my review of our amazing Cuban meal at cocktail bar and restaurant Revolucion De Cuba in Milton Keynes.  We’d been once before and we can always count on it for a fun evening with a great atmosphere. We went on a Wednesday which is their Salsa night and there was an amazing group of dancers in the…

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A few weeks ago I was kindly invited for dinner at a local gastro pub; The Old Thatched Inn at Adstock, near Buckingham.  One of the girls I work with raves about this lovely countryside pub, so I was really looking forward to visiting and trying out their seasonal menu. I went along one weekday evening with my parents after spending the whole day on food rations so that we were really hungry for our meal! Although The Old Thatched Inn…

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