• Food & Drink,  Lifestyle,  Sober Life

    Alcohol: A Few Thoughts

    Hello everyone! How has everyone’s week been? Quite a controversial post coming your way now, but I would like to make clear that these are just my opinions that I felt the need to write about. So, what is this post all about you may wonder? The answer: alcohol. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not totally against drinking. I completely understand having a glass of wine with a meal on the weekend, and until recently, I was known to enjoy the odd Friday night G&T. Now, however, I have been without said G&T for over a month and honestly, it’s not bad. What I don’t get about alcohol is all…

  • Food & Drink

    Homemade Summer Yoghurt

    Was the weather really hot where you live yesterday? It suddenly went from pleasantly warm to full-on baking in a matter of minutes. I don’t know about you, but when the temperature outside is soaring, I never feel like eating a big meal. There’s just something about hot weather that makes small, lighter dishes more appealing. For a while now, I have been making my own flavoured yoghurts/smoothies (not sure what bracket this really comes under) and this was the ideal snack during yesterday’s heat, so I thought why not share the recipe? Then again, I don’t think you can call this a recipe, because it’s so simple and quick…

  • Food & Drink

    Hollows Farm Vintage Tearooms, Leicester

    *I decided to write this post. It is not in collaboration with anyone.* I feel like you would only know about Hollows Farm Vintage Tearoom if you lived nearby or a friend told you about it. That’s how my family have came across this little gem. My mum heard about it from a friend at work and although this sweet place is down the road from us, we didn’t know it existed until then! So, I thought why not spread the word, so that Hollows Farm can be enjoyed by all! I guess you would not think to drive down a farm track, but tucked down a country lane just…

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Review: Gino D'Acampo My Restaurant, Leeds

    I was completely social media absent yesterday because my mum came to visit me and we spent the day in Leeds. Of course, that means that I have not blogged/posted about my weekend at all yet, and believe me there is a lot to talk about! I will get onto the main reason for this post, which is reviewing Gino D’Acampo’s news restaurant in Leeds, but first of all, here are few highlights from the weekend. Unfortunately, like the majority of the time, the weather has been pretty rubbish today, so I did not get a chance to take photos. The Tetley: I will admit I did drag my mum…

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Review: The Grey Lady, Newtown Linford

    If you haven’t already gathered, I am definitely one for comfort, whether that is clothing or food. My Instagram profile is proof of this. I am a roast dinner and apple crumble kind of person and have never been too fussed about going to restaurants that serve what I would regard as ‘posh food’. However, this weekend we had a family gathering as a very belated birthday celebration for my uncle. We of course wanted to go somewhere special to eat and The Grey Lady in Newtown Linford was one of the suggestions to pop up. The restaurant is perhaps not your choice for an everyday place to eat, but…

  • Food & Drink

    Continental Cafe, Syston

    If you are ever in Leicestershire and want a cosy little cafe to enjoy a full English breakfast, lovely lunch or perhaps just a tea and cake break, the Continental Cafe in Syston is a wonderful place. With good prices and friendly staff, the cafe is a great find and perfectly situated in Syston town centre. It provided the perfect escape from the grey, wet weather yesterday, with the interior being calming and inviting, and the cooked breakfast and tea was excellent fuel for spending the rest of the day in Nottingham. I enjoyed my brunch in the cafe’s extension, which is only a couple of years old and it…

  • Food & Drink

    INTERVIEWING LIZ COTTAM @ THE NEW ELLINGTON!!

    It is finally here! Today, I got to interview Masterchef 2016 semi-finalist Liz Cottam for Lippy, the student magazine at Leeds. I hope to get my article finished soon, so that everyone can read the interview! I visited Liz at The New Ellington Hotel where she is doing a guest chef residency and got to watch her doing a TV shoot for Made In Leeds before interviewing her myself. First of, the hotel is gorgeous. Really modern and sophisticated, but not too big, so it felt very exclusive.   Being allowed into a professional kitchen was an amazing experience and made even better when I got to watch the Made In…

  • Food & Drink

    Cielo, Leeds

    As part of my day today (you will find out about the main event soon), I decided to visit Cielo on York Place, to have a tea break (from the main event!)  and finish some work. Cielo is a coffee company in Leeds with a few different cafes located in the north. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I think it was the coolest tea I have ever had! Cielo have a few foodie items of interest, mainly cake, but also some paninis and salads as the café is located in a popular business area, so is great for a working lunch.   The little shop section in Cielo was…

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant Review: Le Mistral, Nottingham

    Bonjour mes amis! Here is my review of Le Mistral, a lovely little French restaurant in the heart of Nottingham, with two other branches in Derbyshire and Sherwood. Since blogging, I have started to become more adventurous about where I go to eat, intrigued by quirky independent restaurants as opposed to nationwide chains such as Nando’s and Pizza Express. Le Mistral fit the bill perfectly to have a family meal out with my brother. Although in the city centre, the restaurant is set back in a courtyard, making for a lovely quiet and intimate dining experience. When we first arrived, I couldn’t help but produce a small smile. Le Mistral…