• Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Opso, London

    The only time I’ve eaten Greek food is in Greece. It was on a family holiday to Halkidiki probably about 16 years ago now, where we visited the same restaurant nearly every evening. We had a greek salad to share with every meal and it was my first introduction to feta cheese. That was probably my main takeaway from that holiday; and also the fact we had terrible storms towards the end of the trip due to an earthquake that had devastated Athens – I was petrified it would make it’s way to us. Thankfully it didn’t and I’m hear to tell the tale of the second time I enjoyed…

  • 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…

  • Lifestyle

    Christmas decorations from HomeSense

    Working in eCommerce, the word Christmas comes about fairly early. Planning for it comes about when most of us are still looking forward to our summer holiday. So when I got invited to a Christmas event for TKMaxx and HomeSense in July, I wasn’t entirely surprised. The event was in London and I found out my lovely friend Kay (and Mummy Blogger extraordinaire) was also attending. We met up an hour or so before the event for a couple of cocktails and a catch up. That week the UK was in the middle of a heatwave so it felt a little odd walking into a large room decked out with…

  • Beauty,  Photography,  Portraits of Cheltenham

    Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon at Cheltenham Art Gallery

    I love¬†photographs of people, whether you are doing street photography, catching subjects off guard or more posed shots, like portrait photography. An icon such as Audrey Hepburn can get away with both such styles. Looking elegantly poised in any photograph. The exhibition ‘Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an icon’ highlights not just Audrey Hepburns beauty but also documents her life. From her early years as a ballet dancer and chorus girl right through to her later life doing philanthropic work. The exhibition is currently on a tour in Cheltenham’s The Wilson art Gallery in the town centre. A great opportunity for those who haven’t been able to make it to the…

  • Lifestyle

    Christmas is coming

    The words some people hate to hear. Not around here I’m afriad. Admittedly it seems to come around quicker every year but I tend to regress about 20 years (wow, that makes me feel old) and get all excited about the impending season considerably early. Yes, it can be expensive but what’s not to love about giving and receiving presents, eating copious amounts of food (and it being acceptable), and spending time with your nearest and dearest. Festivities for me began on the 1st November when we went to watch Oxford Street’s big Christmas Light Switch on. A slight anti-climax when the lights didn’t all go on simultaniously but instead…

  • Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Slightly delayed Birthday post

    When I say slightly, I actually mean very. My 25th birthday was on the 26th January, so lets just say the delay is down to old age… This post will be in similar vein to my previous one when I took Alan to London for his birthday, as, you guessed it, he took me to London for mine. We’re both not entirely sure why we went a little OTT on each other this time around – next birthdays will most definitely be a meal out somewhere local, what with saving for a house and wedding at the moment! Life gets so expensive as you get older – why, as children,…

  • Fashion,  Food & Drink,  Lifestyle

    Birthday Celebrations

    Last weekend was Alan’s Birthday and for some reason I decided to spend a small fortune on it. I already planned the one present months and months ago, which was a trip to his football team’s (Tottenham) home ground, White Hart Lane. I then thought instead of just driving up there for an hour and a half, we might as well stay in London for the night. With that in mind, I started to think of other things to fill the time and eventually came up with a trip to the Icebar and a meal at Gordon Ramsay’s Restaurant Maze. I wanted to get Ramsay’s main restaurant but the place…