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How To Do Inky Themed Dining Rooms

How To Do Inky Themed Dining Rooms

You cannot fail to have clocked the inky themed dining room decor trend around this Autumn/Winter.  It’s a brave move & not for the feint hearted but done well is absolutely stunning. There are two things that make this look really work & they are: […]

Goods & Home Furnishings Finds – September 17

Goods & Home Furnishings Finds – September 17

When it comes to buying goods & home furnishings you need to keep an eye on the high street & the supermarket homewares sections!  Next time you pop into one of the big supermarkets, treat yourself to a mooch down the homeware aisle.  You will […]

Ginger Wine Bar & Delicatessen, Chester

Ginger Wine Bar & Delicatessen, Chester

Mr N & I pop to Chester quite often through work & so are regular café goers.  But every now & again we fancy somewhere new. On this particular day we fancied somewhere new.   Stuck for ideas, I put out a tweet asking for […]

The Fat Boar, Wrexham – A Lunchtime Review

The Fat Boar, Wrexham – A Lunchtime Review

It’s Monday afternoon & a friend suggests lunch.  Instead of going to one of the old faithfuls we decide to go for somewhere we’ve not tried before, The Fat Boar, Wrexham. I say we’ve not tried it before, it feels like we have as we’ve […]

What To Do & See In 48 Hrs in York

What To Do & See In 48 Hrs in York

Mr N & I both work in the wedding industry & it’s been such a busy one.  Initially a family holiday was on the agenda, until the car broke costing us in the region of £3K.  We both agreed we needed a couple of days […]

Cafe R –  Ruthin Craft Centre

Cafe R – Ruthin Craft Centre

Driving to Denbigh one Sunday for work hubs & I were in dire need of sustenance so we dropped into Cafe R.  Cafe R is a cafe & restaurant situated within the Craft Centre at Ruthin.   OK, this isn’t hubs driving – but had […]

The Nantwich Food Festival 2017

The Nantwich Food Festival 2017

The Nantwich Food Festival took place the weekend of 1st, 2nd & 3rd of September 2017.  What is remarkable about this nationally acclaimed food festival, is that it is run entirely by volunteers.  It is also one of the few festivals to be based entirely […]

Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Gin Review

Seedlip Non-Alcoholic Gin Review

If you are a regular reader of this blog you cannot fail to have noticed I have been on a 6 week self-imposed booze ban.   For me, there were a couple of the major issues with not drinking alcohol.  The first being, what the […]

How To Photograph Your Restaurant Food For Your Blog – Not

How To Photograph Your Restaurant Food For Your Blog – Not

Our favourite restaurant in Chester is one of those pretty cool places.  Chester, being Chester is a veritable sea of cool with its highly manicured population.  Mr N & I are not the sort of people you would describe as ‘cool’.  We’re more ‘comfy slippers’ […]

The Chef’s Table – Chester – New Menu Review

The Chef’s Table – Chester – New Menu Review

The Chef’s Table in Chester is my favourite local restaurant & has been for some time.  The best way I can describe it is it delivers fine dining in a comfortable & relaxed environment.   The Chef’s Table is co owned by Chef Liam Mackay […]