• Emma Victoria Stokes Baby
    Parenting & Baby

    I’m Having A Baby! Freelance Life, Money Saving Tips and Wish Lists

    Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Wealthify – an online investment service which lets you build personal investment plans and junior ISAs. As a person who writes continuously about food, more food, hotels, EVEN MORE food and lifestyle bits in between, I’ve been questioning whether I need to introduce another category to my blog soon because… I’M HAVING A BABY! Currently standing (or lying down most of the time) at 19 weeks, I’ve been told the little babe inside my stomach is about the size of a Gameboy. Or more accurately, a ‘zesty zucchini’ or a baby hedgehog. It’s pretty fascinating what pregnancy apps nowadays can tell you and…

  • Rudys Birmingham Pizza
    Food

    New Restaurants and Foodie Places To Visit In Birmingham

    It’s been a hot minute since I last updated my blog. Truth is, I’ve been so busy swanning around trying some of the latest openings in Birmingham City Centre that I got so caught up in the sin of Gluttony I forgotten to update my website. Oh well. Here goes nothing! Slim Chickens Located in Grand Central, Slim Chickens is one of the latest additions to arrive in the upstairs food court. This fast-casual restaurant chain has a small serving freshly-cooked, buttermilk marinated, hand-breaded chicken tenders in portions of either 3, 5 or 7 depending on which odd number you fancy. Not forgetting they also serve small portions of 2…

  • Food

    Exotic Dim Sum Afternoon Tea – Wing Wah, Birmingham

    For over 21 years, the Wing Wah restaurant was located at the iconic Wing Yip Centre in Nechells. 2019 has brought a new lease of life and this year Wing Wah relocated to a brand new, stylish premises in the heart of Chinatown, Birmingham. Menus continue to showcase beautifully-crafted dim sum and a la carte dishes suited for every taste and preference. I’m always being asked where is the best place to go for afternoon tea in Birmingham. Thankfully after trying the new Dim Sum afternoon tea experience at Wing Wah, I can now add a firm favourite to the list. It’s a little bit different to the others as…

  • BTP Stratford Burger
    Food

    Boston Tea Party: Stratford-Upon-Avon New Menu

    Named as the most ethical Family-owned independent cafe chain in Britain, Boston Tea Party has 22 establishments across the South of England, Bristol, and the Midlands with a purpose to ‘Make Things Better‘. Did you know? Renowned as being one of the first cafes to completely ban disposable coffee cups, owing to this BTP has lost over 25 per cent of its entire takeaway drink sales. This classically British brand is delightfully quirky, with all cafes having different layouts but same sustainable values. They serve great British dishes ranging from breakfast to lunch time snacks and all ingredients are ethically sourced, so you don’t feel as bad for eating that…

  • Cafe Nourish The Farm Stratford Upon Avon
    Food

    Launch Of Eco-Friendly Farm Shop In Stratford-upon-Avon

    The Farm is a family-run shop open to the public which shares a passion for delicious organic food, refreshing shopping concepts and great service. It’s hard not to love everything about this wonderful place in Stratford-upon-Avon. It was around Easter when I first visited The Farm and can honestly say I thought it was an incredible afternoon. The Farm showcases itself as a ‘unique food destination‘ that markets an abundance of local artisan produce – as well as promoting home grown and sustainable food offerings. It has everything you could want – from fresh meat and cheese counters to pastry stands, a wine merchant (and bar) to its own self-serve…