• Bristol,  Food & Drink

    I’m fondue of you

    James and I don’t venture to North Street enough, it’s only a short walk from us and has a great selection of places to eat. We have managed to try out most of the establishments but there was one I had my eye on for a while. Every time we passed The Malago, I’d say to James, we need to try this one. I’m not going to lie it was mainly the ‘buy two mains and get a free bottle of wine’ that initially had me interested but after a little more homework we discovered they also do Cheese Fondue Mondays. We booked ourselves a table pronto. I’d never had…

  • Cheltenham,  Food & Drink,  Photography

    Le Champignon Sauvage

    For years we’ve been meaning to visit one of Cheltenham’s most celebrated, and highly decorated restaurants, Le Champignon Sauvage, which translates to ‘the wild mushroom’ (if, like me, you’re not a big mushroom fan, don’t worry – there are plenty of non-mushroomy options!). Recently we finally got around to a long overdue visit! So was it worth the wait…? Tucked away in the quiet Suffolk Place suburb of Cheltenham, the very modest and understated frontage gives little away. Enter and you feel like you’re walking into the front room of a private house; it has a warm and homely feeling with sofas and a wonderful range of art. We were…

  • Cheltenham,  Cotswolds,  Food & Drink

    Through the Looking Glass with Wild Beer, Jessop’s House

    Jessop’s House celebrated it’s second birthday a few weeks ago and I was lucky enough to be invited along to join in with the festivities. From the elaborate and beautifully designed invitation I received I knew this was a party not to be missed! I turned up not really knowing what to expect and was completely blown away with the transformation that had taken place in the basement of Jessop’s House. Our journey began just at the entrance before being guided downstairs and handed a bottle of ‘potion’, shrinking us down and allowing us to enter Wonderland. Whilst sipping on the small bottle of what was in fact a bitter…

  • Bristol,  Food & Drink

    Root, Cargo 1 – Bristol

    James and I are vegetarian about 5 days out of 7. It’s not something we’ve actively decided, it’s just that we don’t tend to buy meat or cook it whilst at home. Whilst I could never give up meat entirely, (a life without burgers and bacon is not even worth thinking about), but I think we both feel better for it. The times when we do eat meat is when we go out for dinner. However, if you decide to go to Root, you’re often better off sticking to the veg. Root is located where Chicken Shed used to be at Wapping Wharf, in the Cargo 1 units and is…

  • Food & Drink

    The Tavern reloaded

    Do I want to go to The Tavern to try their new burgers? Yes. The answer is always yes. First off The Tavern were doing great food before they had to close-up due to a fire next door and secondly, I can’t turn down a burger. The new menu was revealed late last year, with photos slowly cropping up on social media of what could be expected. So just before Christmas, James and I met up with friends and got reaquainted with The Tavern. We ordered up some cocktails and started picking off everything we wanted on the menu. We eventually decided on the bacon and cheese burger and the…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Mac and Wild, London

    Last week I was thoroughly spoilt for my birthday. James took me on a two night stay to London, we went to see The Lion King live, had our faces made into Lego Mosaics and ate lots of scrummy food. Knowing me all too well and the fact that I spend far too much time considering what to put in my belly, things kicked off wonderfully. I enjoyed a two course breakfast of eggs benedict, followed by crepes in the morning all rustled up by James’ fair hands. We left for London around midday and arrived late afternoon; once we had dropped off our bags at the hotel – it…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Family Festivities

    I love Christmas. So much so that I can’t bring myself to work over the festive period and have to take at least two weeks off. This Christmas was the first year I hadn’t spent the entire break at home with the family. Does this count towards becoming a grown up? I’m going to go with yes, but it has also made me appreciate time spent with the fam a little more. James and I spent the first couple of days of our two week break with his parents on their farm in Pembrokeshire. A lovely ease into our break that set the tone for pretty much the rest of…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Photography

    Wine and Cheese Tasting at Goldbrick House

    I’ve recently trained my taste buds to enjoy olives. I know right, super sophisticated. That’s my main reason for doing it. I have a similar goal with wine. I’m a big fan of the pink stuff, partial to a white and avoid the red. I don’t think my alcohol preferences have developed much since my teen days but I want this to change. Plus red wine is practically good for you it seems a shame to not take advantage of the benefits (don’t quote me on that, I’m not a doctor). With this in mind we booked up a civilised evening of cheese and wine tasting at Goldbrick House. I’ve enjoyed…