Andiamo a Milano!

FINALLY the cat is out of the birthday bag and I can blog about the fact that we are heading to Milan in a couple of weeks so we can travel to Monza and catch the Italian Grand Prix! I am happy for three reasons: ONE] This trip will encompass both travel and pizza [YAAAAS]…

Pizza Folds

No I am not referring to my ever increasing blog-related midriff, yes I AM referring to another kind of pizza I tried a few days ago. This one is from the Rub Smokehouse & Bar in Birmingham. Think Man Vs Food and you’ll have an idea of what this place is all about. Whenever i’ve…

A little trip to the Cathedral City of Lichfield, Staffordshire

This weekend we made the very quick twenty five ish minute trip to Lichfield, the City specifically. What always surprises me is how close Lichfield is to Sutton Coldfield, and also how well connetcted it is train-wise. One of the train lines goes from Redditch all the way to Lichfield Trent Valley, stopping at Birmingham…

Disney Springs: Morimoto Asia

As promised, here’s a bit more on our Honeymoon-related travel – specifically Disney Springs – specifically Morimoto Asia. FIRSTLY, Disney Springs is just the old Downtown Disney, except it’s been given a Beverly Hills-worthy face lift and has emerged from its cuccoon as this beautiful, village-sized butterfly, complete with bright blue springs and a shopping…

The Hoxton Hotel, Shoreditch

Last weekend I went back to London for my cousin’s Hen Do and unexpectedly stumbled across a new favourite: The Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch. This hotel is one of three, the others being in Holborn (also London) and Amsterdam. Nestled in the heart of Great Eastern Street just a four minute walk away from Old…

Smith & Wollensky, London

As promised [not strictly pizza-related] here’s what happened when we trapsed through the festival-esque aftermath of Pride to get to Smith & Wollensky. Located on John Adam St which is just a six minute walk from Embankment Station, a seven minute walk from Trafalgar Square or a three minute walk from the Embassy of Zimbabwe…

The May Fair Hotel: London

This weekend we were in London celebrating my parent’s 30th Wedding Anniversary [incredible] and the fact that the sun came out for an entire weekend! Our first stop? The May Fair Hotel which [I’m sure you can guess] is in the very smart area of Mayfair. This hotel is conveniently located a two minute walk…

CHAAN CHAAN

Guys – this is not strictly a pizza, but I need to introduce you to the taste sensation that is ‘Chaan’. Yes I may have made this name up, but as you can probably tell: Cheese + Chili + Naan = Chaan; and whilst I did everything I could to make this look more appetising…

PIZZA MY HEART

It’s official – whilst i’ve had many hundreds [thousands] of pizzas over the years, I’ve only had one since I relocated STANLEY SAYS to WordPress [bad form]. BUT BOY WAS IT WORTH IT: The pizza in question is from Pala Wood Fired Pizza¬†– Sutton Coldfield – and whilst it is a takeaway establishment only, it’s…

EVERYTHING’S GRAND

Part two of our Honeymoon took us away from life as we knew it and into the warm, fuzzy arms of Walt Disney World. THERE. I’VE SAID IT. Why would we go to Disney on our honeymoon? I can honestly say that nowhere else have I experienced the incredible service, attention to detail, friendliness [is…

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ-CARLTON

So jet lag won again and I was awake until 04:30 with an alarm set for 09:00. Needless to say, I feel [and look] like an extra on The Walking Dead: I’m trying to keep myself awake so I’m going to give this a go. Apologies in advance for the apathy that may appear throughout….