Donington Collections – Castle Donington

Ashamedly there are so many places in the UK that I haven’t visited. That [coupled with the fact i’m married to an F1 fanatic] led us to visiting the Donington Collections on a rare but welcome sunny Saturday. What is this place? Situated at the heart of England [a mere 40 minutes away from us]…

Pizza Express Vegan Giardiniera

This week’s post is pizza-related, but now i’ve cut out cheese i’m on the hunt for VEGAN pizzas. To my delight [I really needed pizza] the Pizza Express down the road from me had the new Vegan Giardiniera on their takeaway menu if I called over the phone [there doesn’t seem to be an option…

What the HEALTH?!

This week’s blog post is sort of..indirectly..about pizza?…and by pizza I mean cheese . That delicious mound of goodness that melts to perfection and tastes good with almost anything. Well, a few months weeks ago we watched WHAT THE HEALTH, a documentary by Kip Andersen and Keegan Kuhn which, in their own words, exposes the…

Pomos – Cyprus

Last week we took the familiar 4hr 20 minute flight to Cyprus and landed at Paphos airport, a 1hr 15 minute drive away from our destination: Villa Karavi – through beautiful winding roads and spectacular mountain-top views. Top Tip: If you’re thinking of renting a villa, make sure you either know someone who has stayed…

Le Specialita’ – Milan

Oh. My. Goodness. Night 2 in Milan and we’d made no dinner reservations because we wanted to walk around, see the streets and stumble into an authentic pizzeria. “This way!” – and just like that I followed my husband down Via Marcona, round a corner and right up to Le Specialita’. The first thing I…

Chateau Monfort – Milano

Last weekend we had the pleasure of staying at one of the most characterful hotels i’ve ever been in. Chateau Monfort is located a quick 15 minute walk from the famous Duomo di Milano, a 10 minute walk away from the Public Gardens Indro Montanellia and a 5 minute walk from the famouse Ristorante Giacomo…

ME London Hotel

As if the weekend wasn’t going to be brilliant enough with a close family Wedding to attend, we had the pleasure of staying at ME London [and believe me, it was a pleasure]. Here are some things I noticed: ONE] The incredibly friendly manner of all the staff: They have a very welcoming nature and…

Papa Pizza?

I finally did it – I tried Papa John’s pizza! What an anti-climax that was. Instead of my usual ‘large’ [or extra large, depending on how bottomless my stomach feels on any given day] I opted for two mediums so I could try different toppings and thickness [such an art]. The left was a standard…

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…