Havering and Essex with an Alternative Twist!






Ambrosini’s, Blackpool.

After hunting around Trip Advisor for places to eat in Blackpool Ambrosini’s had to be tried.  With rave reviews like ‘Who would have thought such a gem exists. The service is bar none. The staff are friendly and genuinely nice. I had the pleasure of enjoying a meal there last night with my husband and a friend and we all enjoyed. The food seems too…

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Lasan, Birmingham.

WOW. Lasan was incredible, no wonder it won both Gordon Ramsay’s F Word and BBC’s Great British Menu.  THe food was Indian with a twist!  It’s not your stodgy curries that leave you regretting your dinner choice for days, it’s classy! For starter we went with the sharing platter to try a little of everything which included lamp chops, chicken and even salmon. My main course was…

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The Bulls Head, Alton.

A short drive away from our B&B in Alton we found The Bulls Head Inn, and we loved it!  We were craving a proper home cooked meal and that is certainly what we got. I opted for the special of steak and ale pic with chips and gravy, which was amazing! I cleared my plate and it made me realise I need chips and gravy…

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Food Glorious Food!

Having got through the blog posts about where we stayed on our two weeks road trip, I give you the best bits.. the food!  There will be a series of posts of where we ate, and where you need to booking!  Here’s a little insight..…

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Zoe’s Christmas Wishlist

Zoe is back once again with one of her awesome wish lists… So since turning 25 you would’ve thought Christmas lists to Santa were a distant memory of mine and that now is the time when you get given envelopes of money (of course they’re always appreciated) because they ‘didn’t know what you wanted’ … well they are a very distant memory apart from my…

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John Lewis Partnership Hotel, Ambleside.

When arriving at the John Lewis Partnership Hotel, Ambleside in the Lake District we were overwhelmed with how lovely the hotel was!  With stunning views over the lake and a huge stone-built house. Ambleside Park’s position at the northern tip of Windermere makes it an ideal base from which to explore the Lake District, we would go out for hours walking, getting lost in the…

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What to get your Dog for Christmas!

So I am one of those crazy people that buys their pets Christmas presents!  My little monsters are just so cute they deserve to spoilt! Chungy is on the left, Chess is on the right.  They’re sisters, both a year and a half and are Staffordshire Bull Terriers.  They seriously make our house a home. The present I have decided to give them is a…

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Vinyl Clocks.

I have a serious passion for music, and an even bigger passion for preserving memories; enter Vinyl Clocks. This is one of the best ideas I have seen in a very long time!  You pick a song/album that means something to and the clever people at Vinyl Clocks turn a record of it into a clock.  Yes it’s genius isn’t it?! Being a Sex Pistols…

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I'm Squibb Vicious, better known as Haydy!
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