Hare & Hounds, Aberthin

A tasting menu is true indulgence, a tasting menu with a wine flight is pure heaven and is certainly one way to mark a special occasion. One such special occasion was Mr C’s birthday. I had read many great things about the Hare & Hounds in Aberthin, especially their tasting menu so I booked in…

Sushi Life

For me Sushi is a real treat. Sushi used to be something you would only get in London, reserved for rich business men and women. It definitely wasn’t something you would find in Cardiff or anywhere else in Wales for that matter. Well, that has drastically changed and although we may not be bursting at…

Under the Oak: Part III

On our final day at the railway carriage, the winter’s sun shone through into the space. We sat and enjoyed the warmth seep into our bones. In this post, I just want to show you some of the final details of this magical little space we found. Breakfast, avocado crushed with lime and bacon sarnie…

Under the Oak: Part II

The following morning we woke up to a grey but beautiful view. Which naturally could only be made better with a cup of hot coffee… Obviously being the greedy individual I am, I had packed in my glamping foodie bag an essential: pancake mix! The recipe is pinched from The Londoner and is really quick and…

Under the Oak: Part I

After our rather superb feast at The Stagg Inn, we continued our adventure to our home for the next couple of nights. A converted railway carriage called Under the Oak near the little village of Llanbister. It had featured on George Clarke’s amazing spaces and can be found on the Canopy & Stars website. Doesn’t…

The Stagg Inn, Titley

I love Sunday’s, I love Sunday’s, even more, when I have a Monday off from work with an adventure to look forward to and everyone knows that when you’re going on an adventure you need a good feast before you do – don’t you agree? Mr C and I had arranged a little break to…

Curado

Westgate Street sure has changed since I moved to Cardiff over 8 years ago, I think the only eateries/drinking holes that are still standing are the Queens Vaults (I’ve spent a many a drunken rugby day in here) and Zerodegrees (where I’ve also spent many a drunken rugby day). Now, though we have Bar 44,…

Miller & Carter

Last week Mr C and I had been told by a friend that Miller & Carter had a special January menu (I know, I know – Jan is over, sorry we went last minute but I  thought it was worth posting up anyway). We had wanted to visit Miller & Carter for a while but…

Anna-Loka

It’s the last day of #veganuary. I’m not sure but I think the hashtag is now part of the alphabet and it can only be spelt like this, similarly to #dryjanuary. I am really not a vegan; I’m not even close to being a vegetarian but I am extremely greedy and as vegan cuisine is…

Sketch

This is my last post of 2016 and it’s a wonderfully festive one, remember Christmas lasts until the epiphany on the 6th of Jan! I treated Mrs B to a pre-Christmas London jaunt and booked a Christmas afternoon tea at Sketch London. I had read so much about this place from other bloggers that I…

Barley & Rye

When I think of Greyfriars street in Cardiff, I normally think of clubs, TigerTiger karaoke booths, Varsity and lots of drinking. To be honest I very rarely visit, unless it’s to visit the Park Plaza or the New Theatre. However, in a bit of a panic to book somewhere last minute for mine and Mr…

Llanerch Vineyard

I know nothing about wine, I really like wine, I just don’t really know anything about it. I know it comes from grapes, from all around the world but other than picking up a ‘not too pricey’ bottle in a supermarket that’s where my knowledge of wine ends. Don’t get me wrong, I love to…