Review: The Parkers Arms

Social media can be blamed for lots of the problems in the world today. But last Saturday night, I was thankful for it, as I sat in a fantastic pub in the Trough of Bowland. I’ve followed the Parkers Arms on social media for quite some time. Their witty and honest posts on Twitter coupledContinue reading “Review: The Parkers Arms”

Review: Rudy’s, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham

I once described slices of pizza as crispy shards of joy. Or similar. Regardless of my choice of words on that day, my love for pizza has been long established. Which is probably why, a month or two after my first visit, I returned to Rudy’s in Birmingham rather than searching out another venue inContinue reading “Review: Rudy’s, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham”

Christmas: a time for cheese

Earlier this week, I received an email from Dukeshill. Amongst the delights on offer was their Christmas cheese platter (a mere £81, if you’re that way inclined). The email got me thinking I love Christmas, and I love cheese. The two really should go hand-in-hand. After all, a well rounded platter of delicious, rich cheeses;Continue reading “Christmas: a time for cheese”

Review: The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston

Nestled, almost hidden, half-way between Blackpool and Garstang is the Cartford Inn in the village of Little Eccleston. The pub is built next to a private toll bridge, and whilst this might give the appearance of being a barrier to entry, the food should be considered anything but. The inn has been a presence inContinue reading “Review: The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston”

Review: The Yan at Broadrayne

The clink of glasses. The clatter of cutlery. The hum of the kitchen. And the murmer of content diners. These are all good noises to hear when you enter a restaurant. But this is especially true when you enter the warmth of a bustling bistro on a Monday evening. Mondays are the dead zone. SoContinue reading “Review: The Yan at Broadrayne”

In the zone?

I’ve not blogged for far too long – probably because I’ve not been in the zone. But that’s exactly the topic of what I’m going to call my comeback blog! Every year I start with good intentions to lose my Christmas weight and generally be fitter. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. There areContinue reading “In the zone?”

That’s more like it

This week’s weight loss (phew): 4lb. Total loss: 11.5lb Well after last week’s disappointment, I was pleased to find I had achieved a decent loss this week. My aim for the week was always to lose what I had put on and then a little bit more, but after a gain, I was nervous aboutContinue reading “That’s more like it”

How not to cheat

A bit of a variation on the subject I touched on in a previous blog. There are lots of ways that you can cheat a little bit, whilst doing a diet, not least if you throw some (extra) exercise into your routine. However there are lots of ways that I wouldn’t recommend too. I’ve triedContinue reading “How not to cheat”