About us

Hi (awkward wave)

I’m Steph. I’m 29 years old and come from the pretty town of Cheltenham. The home of Cheltenham Ladies College, the Gold Cup, centre of the Cotswolds and where some say the term ‘Chav’ originated from (link). Not so proud of the latter.

Three years ago I met James and have since been residing in the exciting city of Bristol, a place that fully caters for our love of eating out.

I started blogging about 6 years ago; I realised I posted all these photographs to social media sites without adding any story behind them. Blogging enables me to bridge the gap between writing and photography, and gives us something to look back on. It’s also a great excuse to go out and try the newest restaurants in town!

I hope you enjoy our ramblings and please feel free to leave comments – we love reading them.

Anything else you want to know just ask, or you can email me at stephdearing@gmail.com

And I’m James; lucky enough to be half of Steph and James. I love good food, exploring new places and trying new activities. In years gone by I was a bit of an adrenaline junky, getting my kicks from rock climbing, kite surfing and flyboarding. Nowadays I’m happy with a dog walk and run around the Bristol harbour, where I live with Steph.

I also love to cook, and really enjoy trying to recreate some of the stand-out dishes Steph and I try on our foodie adventures.

I also like to travel, and do my best to take good photos, so Steph and I are a perfect match.

We’re currently planning our wedding for a years time; I’m sure you’ll be reading more about that over the coming months.


  • Matthew Bull


    I own Six Degrees Of Separation, reviewed by yourself on Friday night. As well as Thirteen Degrees Nightclub.

    Firstly I just wanted to say thank you for your review and also how pleased I am you enjoyed the venue. Keep up the good work, I look forward to your next blog.


    • StephD

      Hi Matthew,

      Thank you very much for the comment.

      I loved Six Degrees of Separation – it’s just what Cheltenham needs. Easily one of my new favs for some chilled-out drinks.


  • neptune

    Hi Steph / James,

    We would like to invite you to our Home from Home event here in Cheltenham. (Thursday 13th July / 6-8pm)
    We will be sharing what we do here at Neptune, whilst bringing together local businesses and designers.

    We will be adding a bit of live music, prosecco and canapes into the mix.

    Please RSVP / email or phone / contact details below.

    Kind regards,

    Neptune Cheltenham
    4 North Place, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 4DW

    Improving the customer experience…

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