On the drive up to Leeds festival, Terri and I stopped off in the beautiful city of York for a spot of afternoon tea at Bettys tea room, so I thought I’d do a short review. We were lucky that we had a table booked in the Belmont Room as the downstairs cafe looked pretty busy! The Belmont Room upstairs was pleasant enough; a large airy room with a live pianist playing throughout the afternoon. It lacked in atmosphere slightly and…

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I was recently contacted by Parkdean Holidays to ask if I would like to sample some traditional locally sourced goodies from Cornwall.. of course I said ‘yes please’! As you all probably know by now, I’m quite the afternoon tea lover and I’m partial to a bit of cake and a scone now and again, so obviously I jumped at the chance. I’m also a massive fan of the beautiful Cornwall area, having visited a few years back and absolutely falling…

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Ed’s Diner A few weeks ago I made a little trip to London to visit my friend Emma who has recently moved to the big city. Our first stop was to go for dinner at Ed’s Diner at Euston station. I was keen to try their limited edition Bacon Blues Burger as I adore blue cheese, and this one with Castello cheese and bacon in sounded amazing. Emma had a classic chicken burger, and we both decided to upgrade to the…

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As I mentioned previously, it was my birthday on Thursday, but unfortunately I was struck with my first ever bout of tonsillitis! As I’d never had it before I did fear that I was dying a little bit after Googling my symptoms (do not do this), but I’m feeling a little better now. Unfortunately, as I wasn’t feeling great on my big day, I missed out on the homemade lemon birthday cake and all the normal birthday fun as I stayed…

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So today is my 25th birthday! I feel old.. it’s horrible so lets move on… I had a little BBQ in my garden to celebrate! Even though the weather wasn’t perfect, I had an urge to use my new BBQ. I bought this portable kettle Landmann Piccolino BBQ from Homebase, and the turquoise colour really caught my eye. We have never had a BBQ before, so we weren’t really experts in getting it set up, but eventually it got going and…

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Last weekend I was invited to try out the new summer menu at Browns Brasserie & Bar in Milton Keynes, and I took both of my parents along with me (they deserve a treat once in a while!). We went on a Saturday afternoon, and when we arrived we were shown to our table at the back of the restaurant. I’d never been to Browns before, so I wasn’t sure what kind of place it was, but I was pleasantly surprised.…

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