Something slightly different from me today… I was invited to the opening night of the Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat show at Milton Keynes Theatre last night! I remember going to see Joseph with school years ago when MK Theatre was still very new. I absolutely loved the show (so much so that I bought the cassette!) and even now I still find myself singing along to the catchy songs in the shower as they’ve stuck with me for life.…

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I am proud to say that I was born in Milton Keynes and I even bought my first home here (and will be staying in MK when I buy my next place!). It’s a really unique town – I absolutely love it here and I can’t imagine ever living anywhere else to be honest. Milton Keynes is sometimes mocked by those who have never actually visited – but there’s plenty more to the town than just concrete cows and roundabouts (although…

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Last month I was invited to The Black Horse in Great Linford, Milton Keynes to take an exclusive first look at their newly refurbished restaurant and stunning new interior. The Black Horse (probably one of the most well known pubs in MK) is a premium pub, bar, and restaurant located in an idyllic waterside setting next to the Grand Union Canal. The location is perfect for a refreshing drink, a quick bite to eat, or a delicious Sunday roast. They offer a…

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I was recently invited to stay at Chicheley Hall, a gorgeous Grade I listed English country house just outside of Milton Keynes. The 18th century Baroque style mansion is home to 48 rooms, a restaurant and a bar all set within 80 acres of beautifully kept grounds. Its secluded countryside location offers the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Bedroom After checking in at reception we went to find our room, the Cartwright suite, which is part…

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Last month we went out for Gavin’s birthday dinner to a pub fairly local to us but one that we’d not been to before. The Wheatsheaf in Bow Brickhill is just outside of Milton Keynes and is part of the Heroic Pubs group who also run the Knife and Cleaver in Houghton Conquest, Bedfordshire. The pub underwent a substantial refurbishment last year and I was excited to visit after hearing so much about it! Although it looks like a cute little…

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There’s not a huge selection of independent restaurants and eateries in Milton Keynes, but I’ve recently discovered some local gems including Pasha. Pasha is a Turkish restaurant and bar based on Buckingham Road in Bletchley and only opened in September. However it is already proving very popular having received almost all five star reviews on Trip Advisor!   Pasha Turkish Restaurant, Bletchley I recently visited Pasha along with my parents and we were warmly greeted upon arrival by the very welcoming…

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