Monday, 12 August 2013
Friday, 9 August 2013
|Middle Eastern salad at Gastronomy, Hale|
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
Saturday, 27 April 2013
0151 236 1964 www.harddaysnighthotel.com
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?!...
Tuesday, 2 April 2013
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 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....
Saturday, 23 March 2013
Giraffe on Spinningfields in Manchester city centre is a great place for a healthy weekend lunch. Think salads and wraps packed with super foods and goodness. I had this Giddy Giraffe smoothie the other week with a falafel burger. Made up of fresh mint, papaya, banana, orange and lime juice it's a taste sensation. The smoothie even comes with a cool mini plastic giraffe drink mixer. It's the small things that count! :-)
Excitement within my group of girlfriends....we are expecting our first mini addition to the group at the end of April. My friend Helen is blooming with her baby boy and we can't wait to meet him. Helen's sister threw her a surprise baby shower last weekend and here is a photo of the adorable cupcakes we had to eat.
Monday, 11 March 2013
The Cedar Court Grand in York to celebrate a weekend away for Valentines day. I searched online for afternoon tea venues in York and The Cedar Court Grand came top of the review list. I think it was probably the fact it is the only five star hotel in York that swung it for me....
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Turtle Beach over Christmas and New Year and had an amazing time....
The Lockside Lounge, Camden Lock from 4pm and gradually the place filled up with 17 of us all in Christmas jumpers drinking copious amounts of booze....