Ponte Nuovo, Croydon

Red wine in glasses on table

A few weeks ago we wanted to celebrate a friend’s birthday and after a bit of encouragement they finally agreed to head somewhere. After a pretty long time deliberating what food they fancied and the options available Ponte Nuovo was the spot decided upon as it allowed for a variety of types of food that […]

The Day I Went To A/W #CoopWineTasting

A small bottle of wine with colourful bites

I was so excited to receive an invite to the Autumn Winter Co-op wine tasting event in London for last month. After going to the one in May for the Spring Summer collection I had a rough idea of what to expect but was on the look out for that perfect red wine to enjoy […]

The Day I Went to #CoopWineTasting

According to a survey in 2015 of over 6000 people each of us in the UK ,over 15 years old, drinks enough alcohol in a year that is equivalent of 115 bottles of wine. From having a drink with our evening meal, unwinding on a Friday night with friends in the pub or making the most […]

Rustic Or Just Half-Hearted: Bianco43 Croydon Review

I recently brought the phrase “Helping people explore places with positivity” into my Twitter bio to explain not only my professional job but also for this blog. I love to write about things and give others the Lowedown (play on my surname klaxon) on where is worth going and where is not. Every time I […]

Squinzano Rocca Del Mori 2008

The last bottle of wine I shared on my blog, in an empties post, was an absolute cracker of a red wine from a friend so when they got me this for my birthday I had really high hopes it would turn out to be just as fantastic. This time they got a bottle of wine from an […]

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 […]