With 130 branches in the UK alone, Wagamama is far from an independent neighbourhood ramen joint; and the recent sale of the business to the owner of Frankie and Benny's confirms this. However, the chain doesn't play to the same kitsch nostalgia as its new stablemate. Instead, it forges on with a successful business model … Continue reading Review: Wagamama
Bringing a hyped up toddler to a luxury establishment is a great test of customer service. Given recent experiences of dining out with our wee one, it was with some trepidation that we accepted an invite to Sunday lunch at One Square at the Sheraton. It turns out we needn't have worried. Sunday Lunch Kids … Continue reading Review: Sheraton One Square, Sunday Lunch Kids Club (spoiler alert – it’s heavenly)
I encountered my new favourite way to eat hot cross buns last weekend - soaked in egg and fried until crispy. Recipe on the blog this week!
After some careful consideration, I can confirm that Hell is indeed a place on earth. I know what you're thinking, but it's not Ikea hung over on a Sunday afternoon. It's not the Tory Party Conference or a Trump Rally. It's not even an Amazon warehouse on Black Friday. No; these are, at most, gateways … Continue reading Hell is a Place on Earth: Teething, Tantrums, and a Tale of Two Viruses.
Cat went back to work last week. Monday was the first day that she, The Boy, and I were all in different places for a whole day, and it felt pretty odd. I headed home early to give him his dinner, and to relieve my mum - who has generously taken on Monday childminding duties. … Continue reading Back to Work, Back to (the New) Reality
Last week marked a significant watershed. For the first time since he was born almost a year ago, Cat and I broke free from the tyranny of our tiny human captor. For a whole evening. Together. Not content with this miraculous coup d'bébé, we doubled down - venturing out sans Boy again - this time … Continue reading This week I’m mostly… Reclaiming some freedom: first date night post baby