Planning the Perfect Cornwall Holiday

We were recently lucky enough to enjoy a week away in the Norfolk Broads, and the break was so wonderful we have already started thinking about opportunities for other UK-based escapes this year. Booking a trip abroad right now is just not worth the risk or the hassle, and we have always enjoyed our UK … Continue reading Planning the Perfect Cornwall Holiday

Staycation Guide: How to Enjoy a Secluded UK Break

We enjoy a coastal UK trip at any time of the year, and although overseas travel this summer (and possibly for the whole of this year) is looking unlikely, there may still be the chance to get away for a relaxing break within the UK. Once the UK reaches Step 3 of lockdown easing, overnight … Continue reading Staycation Guide: How to Enjoy a Secluded UK Break

10 Things to do in Manchester on a Rainy Day

Are we all sick of these storms yet? Spring seems a long way off right now, and although I love staying in, even I get a bit of cabin fever after a while. Thankfully there are plenty of ways to spend your time in Manchester if the weather is bad – which let’s face it, … Continue reading 10 Things to do in Manchester on a Rainy Day

UK Travel: A Festive Minibreak

We wanted to get into the Christmas spirit this month after a stressful November at work, so we booked ourselves a couple of nights away in early December, complete with two lovely festive activities. Christmas at Blenheim Palace I’d absolutely loved the Christmas at Dunham Massey event in 2018, and after noticing that several other … Continue reading UK Travel: A Festive Minibreak

Restaurant Review: Royal Nawaab

Royal Nawaab Manchester

Last Sunday Craig and I were invited along to Royal Nawaab, an extremely popular Asian buffet restaurant which has been in Manchester since 2001. It is actually located 15-20 minutes’ drive outside of the centre, which explains how they could become so popular without visiting before. For full disclosure, this was a gifted visit. When … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Royal Nawaab

10 of the Most Instagrammable Places to Eat in Manchester

Tasty food is of course my number one priority when choosing somewhere to eat, but there’s also nothing quite like dining in truly beautiful surroundings. Manchester has so many distinctive and insta-friendly restaurants and bars to offer that I've listed my top 10 to inspire your dinner reservations.. The Ivy The Ivy became part of … Continue reading 10 of the Most Instagrammable Places to Eat in Manchester

The Perfect Dorset Getaway – Lulworth Cove Inn

We keep going back to Dorset year after year. It’s a gorgeous part of the country, with beautiful beaches, cute seaside towns, some of the best British weather you can hope for, and our favourite attraction – Monkey World. (Read more about why I love Dorset here). We have tried and tested a variety of … Continue reading The Perfect Dorset Getaway – Lulworth Cove Inn

Why Outdoor Theatre Should be on Your Summer Bucket List

Outdoor Theatre - Ordsall Hall

The last outdoor production I watched was As You Like It by The Handlebards, and it was so much fun that outdoor theatre will now forever be on my summer bucket list. This show was set in the gardens of Ordsall Hall, and we really enjoyed the humorous interpretation of this Shakespeare comedy with a … Continue reading Why Outdoor Theatre Should be on Your Summer Bucket List

Restaurant Review: Sapporo Teppanyaki

I’ve been aware of Sapporo Teppanyaki in Manchester for over 10 years and have always fancied going, yet shockingly I never have! It’s a stylish Japanese restaurant serving both sushi dishes and “teppanyaki” (food grilled on a large iron griddle) and what’s most interesting about this venue is that guests are seated in tables of … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Sapporo Teppanyaki