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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It was over three months ago now (my blogging break lasted longer than I expected!) that I visited this fabulous tea room in Stratford Upon Avon. My lovely Dad took me for afternoon tea as I was feeling a little bit sorry for myself. We had been for afternoon tea in Stratford Upon Avon a few times previously – we had been to The Grosvenor Hotel but fancied a change this time. I’d heard about afternoon tea at The Fourteas on…

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Earlier this month I was kindly invited to dine at a lovely little country pub in Northamptonshire for Sunday lunch. The Fox & Hounds is located in the pretty village of Lower Harlestone which is just next to the country estate of Althorp (Princess Diana’s family home). The Fox & Hounds, Lower Harlestone It was a beautiful sunny day and the beer garden was full of patrons enjoying a chilled drink in the warm sunshine. We we went inside the traditional…

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A couple of weekends ago I was invited to a really exciting blogger event! I don’t often go to many blogger events as they are almost always in London; but this one was worth attending! Luckily it was on a Saturday afternoon and as London is only a short train ride away I went to the big city for the day and met up with Terri at Euston.  We were invited by Rennie and the event was held on a vintage…

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