Recipes: Rainbow summer salad

Hi guys, sorry I’ve not been very active recently I’ve been away on holiday in Mallorca. The week was full of sunny weather, fantastic wine  (plus homemade cocktails!) and amazing food. I’m thinking of doing another blogpost about the sightseeing and famous attractions of the area too! I went with my boyfriend’s family and we…

Food: Hubble Bubble, Gloucester

Hi guys, I seem to sitting inside writing blog posts on the sunniest days at the moment! I need to be outside making the most of the weather while it’s still nice, don’t I?! Anyway, the other day my friend and I took a day trip to Gloucester. It’s a really nice town right next…

University life: Groceries on a budget

So  Lottie and I have both just finished our first year at university even though it feels like we were only moving into our accommodation a few weeks ago! I feel like I have learned a lot in this first year away from home, most importantly how to become more independent. A huge part of…

Food: Banana bread

Hey guys I hope you’re all enjoying the sunshine! The recipe for banana bread that I’m going to share with you today has been one of my all-time favourite recipes for as long as I can remember. When I think of this recipe I think of afternoons spent baking with my mum and getting covered…

Birmingham: Nosh and Quaff

Hi guys, it’s Maisie. We haven’t posted for a while (both been so busy!) so this post has been written by my boyfriend as a special feature, hope you enjoy reading it! In mid May, I visited Nosh & Quaff with Maisie to give us some respite from an intense week of revision. We went…

Birmingham, Akbar’s

On Saturday evening I was lucky enough to be taken out by my boyfriend and his parents to the renowned Akbar’s on Hagley Road in Birmingham. I had heard a lot about  this restaurant already and my dad has been promising to take me all year! According to the menu and website they were awarded…

Travel: An afternoon in Wells, Somerset

Exams have ended and I am back on the blog at long last! I visited Wells the other week with my family on the long drive back up from Devon and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed our couple of hours there. We wanted to have a look at the cathedral and that certainly…

Birmingham: Cherry Red’s

9th June marked the halfway point through my university exams, yay! This called for celebration and lunch out at Cherry Red’s, somewhere I had been wanting to try for weeks because it’s independent charm appealed to me whenever I walked past it. The cafe/bar/restaurant is in a good location near the back of New Street…

Birmingham: Running along the canal paths

I’ve set myself the challenge of running a 10k by the end of my first year at uni (seemingly impossible at the moment!). I have never been able to run this far before, but I want to take part in the Birmingham 10k next year. My accommodation is on a big hill so if I want to…

Travel: Kotor, Montenegro

An unsung hero, and one of the most beautiful places I have visited is how I described Kotor to a friend recently. I feel it is about time I write a post which is not about Birmingham, and instead about travel. Kotor in Montenegro seemed appropriate to start as it is, without doubt, one of…

Birmingham: Slug and Lettuce

Another week, another restaurant is how my life is currently- not that I am complaining! My boyfriend and I took a walk along the canal from Edgbaston to Brindleyplace. We were both surprised how pleasant it was- it took about half an hour, and was an escape from the city as it is incredibly peaceful…