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COCKTAIL TABLES AT TURTLE BAY

COCKTAIL TABLES AT TURTLE BAY

Did you know, that Britons spend an average of 6 hours of their life queuing*? That’s a heck of a waste of time, and one of my pet peeves (cold butter on bread rolls, sandwiches with crust on afternoon tea are just a few others). Patience is a virtue, which I unfortunately have little of. Especially when you’ve had a long…

EXCITING NEWS BREWING FOR BIRMINGHAM COFFEE FESTIVAL

EXCITING NEWS BREWING FOR BIRMINGHAM COFFEE FESTIVAL

Following the success of last year’s Birmingham coffee festival two Midlands businessmen are set to stage a second celebration of “the humble bean.” As a lover of all things coffee (I have around 4 cups of coffee a day), this event is right up my street. The three-day festival at the iconic Custard Factory in Digbeth will be the first major public…

ARTISAN MARKET IS BACK

ARTISAN MARKET IS BACK

I know the weather is a bit of a wash out at the moment, but the wise weather bods are promising double digit temperatures next week. I’m a hopeful soul, and I’m crossing my fingers that those warmer temperatures will transpire. If you want to get in the summery mood and prep your garden, you need to hop on over…

HOTEL CHOCOLAT READIES FOR DERBY LAUNCH

HOTEL CHOCOLAT READIES FOR DERBY LAUNCH

As a die-hard Hotel Chocolat fan (see previous post from four years ago), the following news has had me doing a jig of joy since last week. I am delighted to announce that luxury British chocolatier and cocoa grower Hotel Chocolat, will be opening a brand-new store in Derby. This latest addition which opens in May forms part of the company’s boutique portfolio…

REVIEW: HELLOFRESH RECIPE BOX

REVIEW: HELLOFRESH RECIPE BOX

*Review by invite* Have you ever been too busy to cook? You may be heartened to know that you’re not the only one. Millions of Brits are too busy to be healthy, with a whopping 75% skipping meals because of time constraints, and 60% struggling to find nutritious recipes*. Cooking at home has its merits. I cook as I find…

MANCHESTER FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 DATES

MANCHESTER FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2018 DATES

Manchester Food and Drink Festival 2018 will take place 27th September – 8th October  MFDF Awards are back – Gala Dinner and Awards on 8th October Manchester food and drink lovers invited to throw their ideas into the pot Food lovers are advised to clear their diaries from 27th September – 8th October, as Manchester Food and Drink Festival has announced it will be taking over…