Amba Hotel Marble Arch – A Weekend Away at Christmas

    T’was the weekend before Christmas and Dexter and I had been invited to review the new Amba Hotel in Marble Arch. It’s not often we stay overnight in London so thought we’d make a weekend of it.   We headed up to London by train on the Sunday afternoon and as per, Southeast […]

A Taste of Autumn with Higgidy Pies

  As I gaze outside of my lounge window at the drizzle trickling down the window pane, I think I can officially hereby declare it pie season! You know that time of the year when we turn to casseroles, crumbles, pies and custard … aka my favourite time of the year.   I mean summer […]

A day on the Thames with MBNA Thames Clippers & The O2

  So I think we are probably at the midway point of the summer holidays. My God, it feels like it’s been months already. Don’t get me wrong, I love the bones of Dexter (obviously), but being a single parent who works from home AND has to entertain a child for six weeks can be […]

Review: Sticky9

    I’m a big fan of Instagram and I’m sure if I took more interesting photos, I’d spend more time over there.  But I don’t.  Life gets in the way and all of my photos are either food/Dexter/selfie based.   Sticky9 got in touch recently (formerly Stickygram) – they produce magnets from your Instagrams […]

Disneyland Paris – Should I Stay or Should I Go?

      Easter is over and I’ve hauled myself back to my laptop after a well deserved break.  I certainly didn’t buy another six Crème Eggs today in the post-Easter sale.  No, not me.   Anyway, last week I was lucky enough to be invited on a short press trip in June to a […]

Restaurant Review: Zizzi, Maidstone

      I’ve written a few restaurant reviews in my time … Villagio, Zippers, and the disastrous Eight … and one thing is constant, I’m always honest.  Whether the restaurant is great, average or downright horrible … I’m afraid you’ll get the truth.  Which is a good thing, right?   Right.   So this […]

Review: The Fine Bedding Company

    Blogging.  It’s a hard life.  Take this month.  I was recently sent a luxury pillow by The Fine Bedding Company so, of course, this has involved a lot of research, namely lying down in bed a lot.  Because you see … not everyone is qualified to carry out that type of research … […]

Restaurant Review: Villagio, Chatham

    (Please note:  This is NOT a paid review, just thought readers might find our experience helpful when deciding what restaurant to visit in Dockside, Chatham. I’ve also written about Zippers before.)   For those of you who live in Medway, you’ll know that Dockside Chatham is a game of 2 halves.  On the […]

Review: WD 2TB External Hard Drive

    Some of you may have seen me mention recently that my site had been hacked.  Google, as understanding as ever, put a ‘manual spam action’ on my account, and made me sit on the naughty step.  However, thanks to Mammasaurus, I found out about a plugin called Wordfence, which scans your site for […]