Dining At Haven Caister-on-Sea

One thing I love about going on holiday is having a nice meal out or a takeaway. We don’t do it too often on a regular basis so holidays are a big treat for us. Haven is a self-catering holiday and the caravans have everything you could possibly need to cook yourself. However, we wanted to go for a bit of a mix of eating out and cooking so we chose to stay on site and try the three options available to us. Mash and Barrel We ate at the Mash and Barrel on our first evening at Haven because

Trying The New Spring Menu At Middleton’s Steakhouse And Grill, Norwich

Since I moved to North Norfolk back in 2013 I have heard nothing but great things about Middleton’s Steakhouse & Grill in Norwich. There are restaurants in other locations too so make sure you check the website for details. For some reason though we had never gotten around to eating there but when I found out they had a brand new spring menu, I was determined to give it a try. This past Bank Holiday we were lucky enough to have family visiting so we thought it would be a great idea to have a day out in Norwich and finally

Dining At The Holiday Inn Express London – Stansted Airport Hotel

The night before we flew out to Majorca from Stansted Airport we had a night’s stay at the Holiday Inn Express London – Stansted Airport Hotel. We arrived at around 1:30pm, a little earlier than planned as we’d had enough of being in central London. Not all Holiday Inn Express hotels have restaurants but I think it’s quite important for an airport hotel to have somewhere for people to eat a decent meal if they’ve been travelling a long time. The restaurant isn’t open all day though so you can only get evening meals from 6pm. This was a little late for

Family Dining At TGI Friday’s Leicester Square

Whenever we go to London I always try to find somewhere family friendly for us to eat. I’m a pretty fussy eater in general, Erin… well, we can never really tell what kind of mood Erin will be in and luckily, John is happy with anything so we need somewhere that suits us all. Having been to a few different branches of TGI Friday’s I realised not too long ago that we had never been to one in London. On our visit just before our holiday we visited the TGI Friday’s Leicester Square. When we arrived the restaurant was pretty

An Early Valentine’s Meal With Buy A Gift

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Thursday this year it means that John will be working and Erin will be at nursery so I’ll be spending the majority of the day on my own. So, when Buy A Gift got in touch to talk to us about their experiences perfect for Valentine’s Day we picked a three course meal at Prezzo to enjoy ourselves. My sister nicely offered to take Erin to the bowling alley in Norwich to play on the arcades while John and I shared our very first child free meal in two years! When you order an

Christmas Eve At The Beechwood Hotel

For years we had a tradition in our family that we would go out for a meal on Christmas Eve instead of having Christmas dinner! This meant we could focus our time on younger members of the family rather than someone being in the kitchen all day cooking. We don’t really get to do that any more though as my Mum lives 6 hours away and my sister… well, she’s in between places at the moment and currently lives with us. We haven’t spent a Christmas together as a whole family for years but this year is different. This year,

Restaurants At Center Parcs Elveden Forest

October saw us go on our first ever real family holiday and we chose Center Parcs, Elveden Forest for that! We booked for a Monday to Friday break and we couldn’t wait. As we had booked quite a few months in advance I had loads of time to look over the activity options and also to decide where we would eat on each day. Center Parcs has quite a few different restaurants to choose from and we were lucky enough to have a fair few meals out during our holiday. While we have reviewed each restaurant in detail, here is

Buy A Gift: Sparkling Afternoon Tea For 2 Experience

A couple of weeks ago I spoke about Buy A Gift in the gift guide for travel lovers. We were lucky enough to receive two complimentary experiences through Buy A Gift, once of which was Sparkling Afternoon Tea for 2 at the Beechwood Hotel in North Walsham, Norfolk. When you order an experience through Buy A Gift you are sent a lovely presentation card with information about the experience as well as a code to redeem online. The great thing about Buy A Gift experiences is that you can exchange a lot of them online if it isn’t quite suitable for