Summer seems to go by far too quickly in the UK and here in Birmingham, with no trips abroad to help me escape the city, I have to get a little creative when it comes to enjoying the little sunshine that we do get. The husband and I went for a lazy summer picnic at the weekend as it was sunny, dry and warm. We don’t have a garden so can’t barbecue at home and picnics are a lovely way…View Post
Food, cocktails, wine, and all that good stuff.
Chung Ying Garden in Birmingham’s China Town one of those regular haunts for me with my family. It is particularly good as it is accessible and they have a car park right outside. But as always the main reason to eat here is the food. I went along for a bloggers banquet to learn a bit about their dim sum menu. Although I have eaten at Chung Ying Garden many times, I have never been upstairs to the banquet room…View Post
As you may know, I co-run a blogger group called Birmingham Bloggers UK (or Brum Bloggers for short) with Laura from Full to the Brum. We arrange events, meet ups and offer PR opportunities through that group and we are always looking for fun things that we can do together. During July I have been pairing people up for a dinner date at Siamais either with a blogger that they have not seen for a while or on a blind…View Post
Guest post by my husband who is also known as Mr Ting In the height of the summer, Ting and I returned from a city break in Edinburgh with bellies full of steak and whisky but a gin shaped hole in our hearts. It was only through an impromptu visit to the Edinburgh Gin distillery in the centre of the historic city that we finally discovered its sheer popularity, and fully booked out tours. Now, having had the pleasure of finally meeting the…View Post
This post features an advertisement for McDonald’s UK. All views and words are my own. See my full disclaimer below. I remember my first McDonald’s experience years ago as a child when my parents gave me a Happy Meal as a treat one time. This was rare for my parents who didn’t feed us much that wasn’t Chinese food. And since then, as an adult, I have on many occasions treated myself to a chicken nugget Happy Meal and insisted…View Post