Festa Italiana a roaring Success

This weekend saw the return of Festa Italiana – an all things Italian themed festival right in the heart of Manchester. Located in Cathedral Gardens, Festa Italiana was born last year, and following its success was bought back this weekend, only this one was even bigger and better than the last. Food stalls were serving…

Cheshire Courthouse – Win Lunch and a Stay

A short while back I went to try out the amazing afternoon teas being served up at the Cheshire Courthouse, where I was blown away by the history and character of the building – you can read more about the afternoon tea here Building on from the launch of the restaurant, The Courthouse celebrates its 200th anniversary…

New Opening – The Anthologist

The constant new openings in Manchester never cease to amaze me. Of course not everything succeeds and we’ve seen a few openings and closures over the last year or so. One of those previously openings came in the shape of The Refinery. Located in Spinningfields, it was the first Drake and Morgan opening in Manchester….

My Favourite Dishes Around The World

  As somebody who has lived and worked in a number of countries, I am always amazed at some restaurants production of ‘Authentic’ food from another country, quite often left disappointed by the lack of authenticity they show. So I have tried to put together a list of some of my favourite ‘Authentic’ dishes from…

A Holiday Reps Life – The Real Story

Many of you have heard me mention my times living abroad – well it all started off by deciding to be a Holiday Rep. This continued for a few years – despite it initially only meant to be for 6 months. I then moved into Tour Leading, Airport Supervisor, Financial Administrator and other varying roles….

Travel – City Break to Athens

I have been lucky enough to have travelled extensively over the years, but since moving back to the UK, most of my trips now tend to be the odd holiday or weekend/mid-week getaways. This hasn’t stopped me from wanting to get the most out of every trip that I do though. Of course, there’s the…

Honey Restaurant – Hotel Gotham

The impressive building that houses the much talked about Hotel Gotham fits the hotel name perfectly. The former Midland Bank building, located at 100 King Street has the most stunning Art-Deco architecture. I’ve walked past and admired it on many occasions. That however has been the problem, I walk past admiring the building, yet have…