Lamego And The Douro Valley – Portugal

Our Road-Trip Of The Douro Valley – Portugal Traversing the landscape of Portugal just wouldn’t have been worth it with a travel-sick trio of kiddie-winks in tow, so with a few days to spare ‘sans-offspring’, we wrote a must-see list for the Douro Valley in the North of Portugal and set off in our brand new,…

The 5 Best Sunday Roasts In Nottingham

The Traditional Sunday Roast To the French we are the ‘Rosbifs’ (Roast Beef) because of our love of a good roast dinner – goodness knows why they take offence when we nick-name them ‘frogs’! And, for centuries it has been the UK’s national dish, since the days when folk would drop their joint of meat…

Take An Alicante Food Tour

Alicante For years I associated Alicante as the gateway for all beer loving Brits to their beloved Benidorm – a concrete jungle of high rise hotels built in the decade architecture forgot. But after a two hour flight with orange pensioners and hen-partys it’s only 15 minutes before you’re stepping off a bus into a…

Palma, Mallorca – A Unique City Guide : Hidden Gems And Best Bits

A Unique City Guide Of Palma – Mallorca The first thing you notice when you arrive in Palma is La Seu, the city’s gigantic cathedral. It’s boxy contours and generous proportions have me thinking of Noah’s ark, just waiting by the edge of the ocean for a tsunami style flood, hoping to float away. But…

Son of Steak, Nottingham

Jamie Oliver told me to go and get some flat iron steak from the butchers. He also said they might call it feather steak too. But, after leaving 3 boucherie’s empty handed I nearly had Joules on the phone to classify her husband as a liar (although she already knew that cos he never cooks naked)….

Top 5 Coffee Spots In Nottingham

There’s the budding actress wielding a takeaway cup with a lip-stained rim and the baristas phone number on the sleeve. Then you have the suitcase-sipper who views every cup of coffee as a mini holiday : there with their morning paper, hogging the chair with the best view that they might as well have put…

Thassos, Greece… Ssshhh! It’s a secret!

The Secret Island Of Thassos Thassos… The most Northerly Greek island there is, a little green gem tucked away in the Aegean, that nobody seems to have heard of and even fewer seem to have visited. It’s late May and the temperatures are perfect for our pasty British skins – an average of a kind…

Chester – The Perfect Mini Break

A Chester Travel Guide Never before have I ever encountered so many computer geeks wearing Star Wars hoodies in one place! Before our weekend trip I had visions of Chester being a glamorous city set to the back-drop of old Tudor homesteads and ladies with stationery faces that lunch in boutique eating establishments – perhaps I…

Shawnee & Hillbilly Hotdogs – USA Roadtrip Highlights

USA Roadtrip Highlights The kids in Kentucky were in some kinda frenzy! It was the first time Lexington had had snow for 20 years and they just didn’t know what to do with it! We’d not long since left Ohio on our road trip and up there had been a whole different ball game – they were…

Turtle Bay, Nottingham. A Caribbean Nosh-Up!

Turtle Bay – Nottingham With their one allotted suitcase many Caribbean’s left the warm shores of their home islands and followed an advert across the Ocean to Nottingham. It promised work in post-war Britain, hospitals for the women and coal-mining for the men. But whatever the skills they brought with them, none compare to the…

A London Food Guide – The Best Places To Eat!

A London Food Guide – The Best Places To Eat! London is one of the top ranked cities in the world for fine dining, holding over 70 Michelin stars, so it comes as no surprise that the standard of food in this wonderful city is outstanding. But you don’t have to sell a lung to…

Nottingham’s Five Best Burgers

What can I say – I like Burgers! I won’t lie – I eat a lot of Burgers. On a walk in Derbyshire the other day, the cows gave me a wide berth and whispered, in cow accent , “Doris, that’s her!” It’s a nice hobby to have. One which takes great skill and dedication,…

Revolucion De Cuba Bar & Restaurant – Nottingham

Revolucion De Cuba, Nottingham The Past… HB Pencils and Deep Sea Fishing… that’s what I think of every time I walk in this Cuban themed Nottingham bar. I have a friend who would send her husband to Cuba on his deep-sea fishing holidays with bags of HB’s for the poor kids. I also reminisce back…

RUB Smokehouse – Nottingham

Don’t Want To Cook! 5 years ago, in Williamsburg New York, we were treated to an evening at a hip foodie BBQ restaurant, where the tables were long and the meat was ordered by the pound. My mouth waters at the thought of those ribs and that brisket, so we returned home and set about…

Ohio Fun And Roadtrip Photo Diary

We recently took a trip to the States to see some good pals, Glenn and Rachel and their 2 little cherubic sons Finlay and Oran, in Ohio. So I’d like to share our holiday highlights and some photo’s from our week of American indulgence. I just have to start with the weather! I mean, we…