You won’t get a lot of political opinion on this blog; that’s not really what it’s for, and neither Steph nor I are particular preachy at the best of times, unless we’ve found a great new restaurant we want to share. But here’s a tragedy, which unless you live in the country, you probably won’t… Read More What a waste
A couple of years ago I had a break from my usual line of work. Normally I manage digital projects, which is a terrible line of work for someone whose mind doesn’t rest as there’s always some detail or extra consideration which occurs to you just as you’re trying to get to sleep, or worse… Read More They mean business!
Five hours: In the grand scheme of things, not a very long time. But a lot can be done in five hours if you apply yourself, and you can get to some pretty interesting places, with Greek islands, parts of the Middle East and Africa, and even Moscow within flying time of the UK. You… Read More The Lake District
Hopefully most of you reading this will be all set for the festive break and be down to picking up the last few bits before the madness begins. It’s probably a bit late for online orders to be delivered in time, so if you can face the traffic and crowds then there’s a one-stop-shop which… Read More Last minute Christmas inspiration
For us, learning new skills and cooking are two of our favourite things, so a Thai cooking course ticks all the boxes. Add to that getting to eat our delicious creation, a highly entertaining tutor, a fantastic support team and a couple of delicious cocktails, and for us we had all the ingredients for a… Read More Thaikhun Cookery Courses
Fancy pubs and bars are popping up all over the place these days, so to stand out from the crowd they need to either do things simply and well, or do something a bit different. The latter will always generate a bit of attention initially, but unless it’s good as well, they’ll normally fizzle out… Read More A bottle of something special
We’ve never been to Thailand before, and if all we wanted to see of it was their equivalent of a used home ware store, then we’d have no reason to venture any further than Bath. The inside of new Thai restaurant Thaikhun is kitted out with genuine wares from Thailand, packed into a container and… Read More Thai delight at Thaikhun
Beer can be brewed in a couple of weeks, but sometimes it’s worth investing a bit more time in order to get a deeper, richer flavour. The team at the Meantime Brewing Company spend six weeks brewing their latest unique West Country Pilsner, and this inspired the ‘Make Time For It’ campaign. Launched earlier this… Read More Crafts and craft beer
The Ivy; a long-established and well know celeb’ hang out in central London. When it’s time to expand, the obvious location is the UK’s second food capital – Bristol! Keen to find out what all the fuss is about, we made our reservation a couple of weeks before the restaurant had opened. Ahead of our… Read More The famous London Ivy has come to Bristol!
Steph and I recently had a week off, and rather than explore a new and exotic city as we normally do when the opportunity presents itself, this time we decided to stay at home and enjoy some of the wonderful places and activities closer to home (read the full account here). It also gave us… Read More A classy curry