Yesterday, to save me from continuous exam stress, my wonderful Mum visited me in Birmingham for a mother-daughter day out. We started our morning with breakfast at Bills in the Bull Ring, which is one of my absolute favourite restaurants, and both ordered the blueberry buttermilk pancakes. It was the first time that I have ever tried pancakes in a restaurant and they were really amazing!  The fruit that came with the pancakes (bananas, strawberries and blueberries) went really well but, my only criticism, I was not too keen on the bacon mixed in. If I was to have the same again,…

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As a student who gets very nervous/panicked/stressed about exams and upcoming deadlines, the majority of my time recently has been spent revising obsessively and counting down the days until I am free (as of today, I have 13 days and 4 exams to go!).  I personally cannot spend all day sat in the same spot and, whilst I used to just take extra long and thoroughly unproductive revision breaks (read as spend hours on Netflix), I have really found that a change of scenery can give me a new burst of energy and productivity. So, since returning to university after…

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Cheesy garlic bread starter I love London. I don’t know whether I could live there and deal with the busy-ness everyday but I do love a good London day out. I know that London is full of plenty of different, and probably delicious, restaurants but one little gem that I absolutely adore is Pasta Brown.  My boyfriend and I visited here on a very miserable, rainy day and at the time just jumped into the first restaurant we could find in Covent Garden, we were not disappointed. Luke’s spaghetti polpette We were welcomed by the restaurant owner, who immediately took our…

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A little while ago, my boyfriend and I enjoyed a really wonderful Valentines Day meal at The Navigation Inn in Cosgrove. The service and atmosphere were excellent, every woman in the restaurant was gifted with a red rose from their waiter which really made me smile and the staff were welcoming, friendly and couldn’t do enough for you. I was very impressed, especially as we were visiting on such a busy evening. Luke’s roast pork belly. We both went for Sunday roast dinners – I had roast beef and Luke enjoyed the roasted pork belly. The portions were HUGE and absolutely delicious,…

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 A couple of weeks ago my boyfriend and I spent two nights in the beautiful town of Colchester. We stayed in the Red Lion Hotel on the high street (the oldest hotel in the UK) and had a really wonderful time. When we arrived, after checking in to an amazing four poster bedroom, we went for a wander. Colchester really surprised me; I expected a small village-like town with cute little lanes and an antique-y feel and, whilst these kind of things can be found just off the high street, there is also unique cafés, shops and bars, all of…

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