Monday, 12 August 2013

Pre-Baby Honey Glazed Roast Chicken #loveeverymouthful

Big week this week. We are having our first baby. So the weekend was all about chilling out as a couple, being at home, relaxing, watching cricket for hours on TV and taking time to enjoy some home cooked food before the madness begins.......

Friday, 9 August 2013

Lunch at Gastronomy, Hale

Middle Eastern salad at Gastronomy, Hale
Gastronomy, 191 Ashley Road, Hale WA15 9SQ

If you fancy a 'ladies who lunch' session in Cheshire then try the pretty and floral upstairs cafe at Gastronomy in Hale village. I went recently with my mum and had this beautiful middle eastern salad and a strawberry milkshake. Gastronomy offers a selection of lunches with an extensive cold and hot sandwich menu as well as a selection of salads. They also offer glasses of wine and a variety of deli style soft drinks like fruity San Pellegrino.

This middle eastern salad was made up of falafel, olives, hummus, grated carrot, peppers, tomatoes and lettuce and was really tasty and filling. My mum had a salmon caesar salad which was really generous on the fish.

Lunch for two with a glass of wine and a milkshake cost £21. The pretty floral decor and the breeze flowing through the open windows made this a great mid week lunch location and I even went back again with a group of friends the following week.

Monday, 22 July 2013

Gestational Diabetes...Becoming a Sugar Mummy

This beautiful red fruit smoothie is one of the items I had to cut out of my diet when I found out I had gestational diabetes. I used to have one of these every Saturday morning....

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Afternoon Tea at The Hard Days Night Hotel, Liverpool

Hard Days Night Hotel, Central Buildings, North John Street, Liverpool L2 6RR.
0151 236 1964

Put the Beatles no 1 album on, dress yourself in your Sunday best and meet a couple of your girl friends at The Hard Days Night Hotel in Liverpool for afternoon tea. What a cool way to spend your Sunday afternoon?!...

Coconut chocolate - heaven!

Try this Lindt coconut chocolate out of the fridge - heaven!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor Chester

I took my Mum to the Grosvenor Hotel in Chester for afternoon tea to celebrate Mothers Day this year. It was such a nice treat for the both of us. I was particularly excited because I've never actually been into the Grosvenor before. Chester is the city I grew up going shopping to on a Saturday afternoon and the sight of the concierge in top hat and tails outside the door never failed to impress....

Joseph Joseph Chopping Boards

I started buying Joseph Joseph chopping boards a few years ago. I noticed the other day that my two large Cut & Carve boards were looking very cut and carved so decided to invest in some new ones. I always buy my Jospeh Joseph boards from TK Maxx. You can't always guarantee they will have the colour range you might like in TK Maxx but they will be cheaper than buying them in John Lewis or Selfridges....