Isolation Eating

As a kidney transplant patient, I have been on full lockdown since early March and am still shielding even though it officially ended August 1st.Being a foodie, this has made sourcing beautiful food a bit tricky, as eating out has been impossible and all my local takeaways although lovely, serve mainly pizzas and kebabs. This…

The Royal Clipper

After our week in Barbados my husband had booked us onto our first ever cruise. Now I was very pessimistic about the whole thing, preferring to sit by a pool or on a beach all day doing what I want to do, but I admit I was pleasantly surprised. Yes we were near enough the…

Loch Fyne Seafood and Grill, Portsmouth

As a big seafood fan I was really looking forward to eating here so close to the sea. I didn’t realise it was a chain with over 20 locations until I was in there. I was initially disappointed then to be told there were no oysters or warm lobster dishes available (I love an oyster!)…

The Galley, Ellesmere Port

I adore this small family run restaurant in my little hometown. It sits right on the Manchester Ship Canal and boasts a menu of International as well as British cuisine. We have been on various occasions as a couple, in a group, and I have even been as part of a big Christmas party. They…

A Taste Of Swedish Lapland

A few weeks before Christmas myself and my husband travelled to Luleå in Swedish Lapland, and then onto Brändön in the Gulf of Bothnia. Upon arrival in amongst a foot of snow we were led to our cosy little log cabin that was to be our home for the week. Right on the frozen sea,…

Etsu, Liverpool

This cosy place has been one of our special occasion destinations for a few years and is somewhere we like to go as a couple. After both finishing work for Christmas we travelled into town to enjoy some Japanese food and a drink or two. So it was a shock when we arrived this week,…

El Gato Negro Tapas, Liverpool

This new Spanish tapas restaurant can be found in the Exchange flags building in Liverpool, looking out onto the Town Hall. With a nice frontage and heated outdoor area we headed inside on this freezing evening, opting to eat with feeling in our fingers. On Christmas market opening night I don’t know why I was…

The Fishpool Inn, Delamere

This welcoming, dog friendly and charming Inn near Delamere Forest in Cheshire is one of our favourites. We have taken friends, family and often visited as a couple with our dog. Sadly we lost our pooch this summer and so haven’t been back in a while. However my sister and her husband recently took on…

Two Days Two Takeaways

Wow this past weekend was calorific. It was one of those weekends where all the socialising happens at once, and it all revolves around eating. Friday night with the neighbours involved a curry. Saturday night with the family, a puppy and a birthday boy involved copious amounts of pizza and cake. The curry was from…

Siam Thai in Chester

Chester is a lovely city, with its abundant shops, hotels and indeed restaurants. Nestled in and around the Roman walls a day of browsing shelves can be followed with drinks by the canal and a meal on the rows. The Siam Thai and Teppanyaki can be found on City road, up from the city’s train…