Bottomless Brunch and Plenty of Gin Fun! (Oh and a funeral….)

Eggs Benedict Hilton Cardiff

So September is here and I've hardly blogged of late. Thank Goodness Mr. C has been keeping you all up-to-date!This Summer has been a bit of a mixed bag though. The highlight was undoubtedly Helena's wedding in Santorini but having spinal surgery in August and seeing my Dad die in July a couple of months after being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer has been very difficult

Hendricks Afternoon Tea at the Park Plaza

Park Plaza Hendricks G&Tea

Being time-served afternoon tea aficionados, we do love something new and different when it comes to passing an afternoon partaking of the old tea and cakes.This summer we pushed the boundaries a little bit further by trying the Hendricks ‘G&Tea’ at the Park Plaza Hotel in central Cardiff.None of those Assam vs Darjeeling vs Lapsang Souchon vs English Breakfast discussions here.  Instead the teapot contained

Premier Inn George Square Glasgow Revisited

Ok, so whose idea was it to go daughter visiting in the School Summer Holidays? That'll be me! Never again though although to be honest apart from the horrible choc-a-bloc motorways, the bits when we weren't in the car were brilliant!As usual we set off on the trek to Aberdeen at 5.30 am which meant we could be the other side of Birmingham for a

The Thumbs Up to Bad Brownie – Naughty and Nice!

My oh my! Bad Brownie make amazing brownies and they are simply oozing chocolatey naughtiness.I tried a few in the Summer after being sent some for my birthday and browsing the Bad Brownie website has become one of my 'guilty pleasures'....Shall I order the Salted Caramel (my favourite!) Or be adventurous and go for something 'totally out there' like the Bacon and Maple Syrup ones? Mind you

A Champagne Afternoon Tea Gift Voucher – What a Great Birthday Present!

Although my birthday was back in June, we've only just got round to using one of my gifts. I was given a gift voucher from BuyAGift for a Champagne Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane . Unlike with most of these vouchers, this particular one offered two glasses of champagne per guest. How good is that!Anyway we were going to London

Afternoon Tea from Delimann

A little while ago, we were treated to a real surprise -  a courier basically turned up on our doorstep to deliver a gift of a Traditional Devonshire Afternoon Tea from Delimann!Nope? I'd never heard of them either but now I know who they are, they're going to be one of my go-to websites for ordering gifts which are a little bit different. To be

Brownie Heaven and Coffee Hell

I'd been seeing the name @BrownieHeaven everywhere on social media so wanting to find out what all the fuss was about, I ordered some of their brownies. Suffice to say, I now know why the company is called Brownie Heaven as the brownies have got to be the best I've ever tasted. (Although the Mum of one of my daughter's ex-boyfriends could make a mean brownie too,