Christmas with Co-op

I was invited along to Co-op’s Christmas in July Press event in Marylebone a couple of weeks ago. It was about 30 degrees that day so Christmas was pretty far from my mind, to be honest. However, I love Christmas so it didn’t take too long to get into the festive spirit! The room was set up in stations, which included snacks, breakfast, starters, mains, dessert, cheeses and drinks. The centrepiece was a gorgeous Christmas tree display of confectionery and gift items. Co-op’s food developers were on hand at their stations to talk through their Christmas range and answer any questions.…

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Five Course tasting menu at Pho & Bun

Last week I went along to Pho & Bun, in London’s Soho, to review their 5 course tasting menu and I took along the lovely Natalie Seldon of Pretty Edible Stylist as my dinner date. Following the success of their sister restaurant Viet Eat Holborn, Pho & Bun opened in Soho and offers authentic Vietnamese street food at an affordable price. I absolutely love Vietnamese food so I was excited to see if Pho & Bun would live up to my expectations. The menu is indeed, very reasonably priced at £27.95 for 5 courses. This includes 3 starters, 1 main and…

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Getting my frock on at Henley Royal Regatta

A couple of weeks ago I had the most amazing invite pop up in my email inbox: would I like to attend the Henley Royal Regatta with Debenhams and choose a dress for the occasion? Um, YES PLEASE. I’ve never attended the Henley Regatta but my idea of it is that it’s a bit like Ascot, but with boats instead of horses. That assumption was pretty spot on. As such, it requires a certain dress code. Luckily Debenhams was on hand to help. I was given the opportunity to go into Debenhams (my nearest one is on Oxford Street) and choose a…

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Ten happy things – June 18

In this monthly blog post, I look back on the month past and choose ten things that made me happy and that I’m thankful for. Here are my Ten Happy Things for June. Consistent work I’m approaching three years of freelancing! I can’t quite believe it. I’m very thankful for having had pretty much consistent work since I went freelance as well as a couple of regular clients. Long may it continue! If you’re thinking of taking the plunge, or have found yourself in a situation where freelancing has been thrust upon you, read my ten freelancing tips. Reliving my…

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Review of Dreamland in Margate

A couple of weeks ago my friend Shelley and I explored Margate in Kent and had a fabulous time. We were kindly given complimentary wristbands to visit Dreamland, Margate’s amusement park which dates back to 1870! It was, at one time, listed as one of the top 10 attractions in the UK. In 2003 locals campaigned to save the much loved amusement park and £18 million was awarded to restore it to its former glory and in 2013, Thanet District Council purchased the site and work began in 2014 to restore it. There are still a few rides that weren’t…

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