Being a non-driving family means that we have to rely on other ways to get around. John works roughly 12 miles away from home and while that might not seem very far for someone with a car, it’s very far for someone who doesn’t. John is lucky that he can get a lift to and from work with a friend a lot of the time but this isn’t every day and it’s not guaranteed. We have access to a train that goes from the town we live in to where John works but at £5 a day, this soon adds
John works 6 days a week a lot of the time and takes lunch with him every single day. As crazy as this may sound, the place where he works doesn’t have a microwave and they won’t allow one due to some kind of rule. This means that John has to take cold lunches or buy food in the cafeteria, which never happens because it costs more money! I guess this is probably why they don’t have a microwave. Up until recently we have had to make do with Tupperware and lunch boxes filled with boring sandwiches, pasta or salad.
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
It makes a refreshing change knowing if you add a little wine to your favourite recipe it’s doing you a power of good – probably. Although red wine is reputed to contain the majority of health beneficial flavonoids, the minimum a white wine will do is increase the flavour of the dish. Here are five recipes where a little wine may improve your wellbeing and move your cooking up a notch. Steak and Mash with Red Wine Sauce Something a little different for those cold UK winter’s evening meals. Use a Pinot Noir or Côtes du Rhône for best results.
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
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
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
We had such a positive experience with weaning and I was so happy when Erin seemed genuinely happy to try new foods and she really seemed to enjoy eating. In fact, the stronger the flavour the better. However, it seemed like as soon as Erin turned 1 she became a fussy eater. Erin just didn’t want to know any more and we were forced to deal with a very limited menu. No matter how much we tried to get Erin to eat new things or to at least try new foods she refused. Sweetcorn was the most offensive thing to