Accomodation · Road trips

Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs AR – haunted or just old?

Although I’m a huge fan of anything paranormal, I can’t say I’ve ever experienced anything that I really consider as such. As documented in previous posts, I’ve been to personal and stage psychics, had my cards read, watch tonnes of spooky TV shows and gravitate towards creepy places, however, I’ve never seen any proof that… Continue reading Arlington Hotel, Hot Springs AR – haunted or just old?

Cooking · Home tips · Product reviews · Shopping · Subscriptions

Review of Hello Fresh recipe delivery boxes

Unless you’ve been under a rock, you should have heard of Hello Fresh by now. I’ve been getting discount vouchers and promotional literature for the service all over the place – via email, in deliveries from other companies, even through old skool snail mail – but have never taken the plunge. Until now. Last week… Continue reading Review of Hello Fresh recipe delivery boxes

Days out · Restaurant reviews · Road trips

Review: Chequers Smoke House, Witney 8/10

BBQ and smokehouse joints have sprung up in the UK all over the place across the last few years, which is great for meat lovers like me. You can read all about my opinions on UK BBQ in my review of the Craft and Cleaver, St Albans, but needless to say I, like most, am… Continue reading Review: Chequers Smoke House, Witney 8/10

Days out · Road trips

Road trip Gloucestershire pt 2; Crocodiles of the World

Crocodiles of the World is a small zoo just outside of Carterton, West Oxfordshire and is home to over 150 crocodiles! Yikes! Started by crocodile conservationist Shaun Foggett the zoo moved to it’s current site in February 2014 and has been growing ever since. Visitors can now see 15 different species of crocodiles, alligators and… Continue reading Road trip Gloucestershire pt 2; Crocodiles of the World

Days out · Road trips

Road trip Gloucestershire pt 1; Littledean Jail

The plan for this Bank Holiday weekend was to have a mini break in Canterbury, courtesy of the in-law’s as a gift for my partners’ upcoming birthday. Unfortunately, however, by the time we got around to actually trying to book anything, all of the good city-centre accommodation in Canterbury (and in Hereford, Gloucester and Chelmsford) was… Continue reading Road trip Gloucestershire pt 1; Littledean Jail

Cooking · Evening entertainment · Restaurant reviews

Review: Craft & Cleaver, St Albans. 7/10

The Craft & Cleaver in St Albans has been open for just over a year and despite being obsessed with finding American eats in England, the fact that it exists had slipped me by…until this week. Opened by Cellar Door Pubs in collaboration with father and son team Adam and John Richardson, Craft & Cleaver is… Continue reading Review: Craft & Cleaver, St Albans. 7/10

Days out · Road trips

Road trip South West England; Milford on Sea and Hurst Castle

The 400 year old Hurst Castle sits at the end of a spit near Milford on Sea in Hampshire. It’s a sprawling coastal artillery fortress overlooking the Isle of Wight with a fascinating history, and we took a day trip to check out this fascinating building and the beautiful scenery surrounding it. Here is what we… Continue reading Road trip South West England; Milford on Sea and Hurst Castle