Friday, 21 June 2013

Something for the weekend: Beer to Buscombe

I am an honorary West Country lass at heart. Having spent some of my early twenties moving around the western counties I now relish nothing more than a weekend in the countryside. Especially if it involves a somewhat physically challenging walk and a new food discovery in the process.

Beer to Buscombe ticks all these boxes and you have some of the most gorgeous coastline I have ever seen. From someone who grew up on the Hampshire/ Sussex coast that is saying something.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Something for the Weekend: Sherborne - Dorset's foodie haven

Dorset is not a part of the UK I am particularly familiar with however, I recently made a trip down to stay with a friend and her parents. I had not until this visit fully appreciated how much of a healthy foodie haven Dorset was and quite how beautiful the countryside was either. The range of food on offer in Sherborne was exemplary, much of it available from independent butchers, cheesemongers, bakers, greengrocers etc. Most of the offerings were also locally sourced, seasonal foods.

Friday, 7 June 2013

#Challenge2013 - May

I have gained a number of new readers recently, so I feel it is a good opportunity to recap on what Challenge 2013 is.  It was my 'New Years Resolution' to force me to expand my pallet a bit; to never order the same meal out (dish) twice in a restaurant, pub or cafe in 2013.

In an attempt to counter some of the excesses of April, I spent a disproportionate amount of May at home, cooking, running and generally trying to stay in a bit more.

This did not however stop me from venturing across London to and find these Gems at Southbank Realfood Market:

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Something for the weekend - have a go at sailing on the thames

I apologise for a third week running of 'Something for the Weekend' which does not involve food, the primary focus of this blog.  The reason for my deviation this week is this rather fantastic looking event at Thames Sailing Club in Surbiton.

I love trying new sports and Thames Sailing Club is hosting a FREE have a go day which to me, looks like the perfect opportunity to try something new, or for some of you, rekindle an old passion.  You can find the details here