Rustico, Wakefield

It was a surprisingly cold evening last Wednesday as I headed from my mum’s place where I was staying on the bus to Wakefield. Being so used to London with the pollution and numerous high-rise buildings trapping the heat in it came to a shock to the system as I stopped at a quiet bus […]

The Tram Stop Cafe, Croydon

Soup of the day in a cafe on Lower Addiscombe Road, Croydon

The last time I ventured to the The Tram Stop Cafe handily situated by Addiscombe tram stop in Croydon was back in March. I remember the peppered beef bagel that came with crisps and salad as well as the minty iced, with chocolate bunny inserted, cupcake and have distinct memories of loving it. With rich […]

Food And Drink Empties, August 2016

I mentioned in my lifestyle empties that I was thinking about going to just doing food empties as they come in, as individual reviews, rather than building them up to the end of the month. The amount of empties that I have for food and drink will tend to vary quite a lot each month […]

The Settle, Frome

Situated on Cheap Street, where there is a little stream that runs down the middle slightly lower than the cobbled street, it has been there for many a years. I am not completely sure when I first visited The Settle but I do remember several years ago going in with just my mum one morning. […]

The Builders Arms (Croydon)

The Builders Arms is a very common name for a pub. There are two in Croydon and there is a another one called The Joiners Arms. They clearly used to aim for specific types of people to share their products with, or more likely, wanted something other than The Cricketers which is also a very […]

The worst luck (a rant)

Ever just feel like everything in the world is against you? Most of time it’s the really small things that get us down and give us that impression. I’m writing this in advance of it being published and by the time it goes out I’ll be getting ready to leave the flat for the walk […]

Mr Kipling’s Manor House Cake

I normally know what to expect from a cake. If something claims to be light with a bit of fruit I can imagine how I expect it to be. To me it just sounds like a bit of an excuse for putting less fruit in because everybody wants a light fruit cake. We got given […]