Some of my favourite things include tea and cats so when I found out there was a cat café just a few minutes down the road from me, I just HAD to visit! Here is everything I got up to at Charlie’s cat café in Stone.
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With Europe and beyond going on full lockdown, many people are now looking to work remotely for the first time. Having worked remotely from sunbed scribblings to building spreadsheets from my local coffee shop, I’m going to miss the freedom of picking my work up wherever I like but with social distancing and working during the lockdown looming, I thought I would offer some of my top 10 tried and tested tips for working from home. … More 10 Tips for Working Remotely Like a Pro
Nestled on a quaint estuary along the west coast of North Wales, Portmeirion is a life-sized vision of the architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. Wander the immaculate streets of this ethereal seaside town and you will discover and Italianate design, quirky pops of colour that seem to change from each angle and incredible woodland walks that throw up their own treasure trove of discoveries. … More Exploring Portmeirion, Wales
Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday, is a UK tradition that sees the nation donning their chef’s hats, flipping and mixing together all sorts of concoctions you wouldn’t try at any other time. It’s Pancake day and anything goes! … More Celebrating Pancake Day – A UK Tradition
Perfectly placed in Upper Hulme, just off the Leek to Buxton road through the Peak District is the dreamy Roaches Tea Room. Overlooking endless natural vistas in this Staffordshire beauty spot, the tea room has undergone a number of changes over the years. From the Wednesday outings where I would be taken for tea by my grandparents as a child to my own hikes through the Roaches, this tea room has been my go-to spot for tea (and perhaps a slice or two of cake). … More The Roaches Tea Room – Tea Shop Walks in the Peak District
As avid fans of all things William Shakespeare, the Stafford Shakespeare Festival has become a yearly pilgrimage. With the backdrop of the magnificent Stafford Castle as its setting, each summer a spectacular performance of one of The Bard’s plays is put on. For twenty-eight years these shows have been a roaring success; the twenty-ninth was no exception. This year, The Merchant of Venice was the play chosen to entertain the masses. Find out how we got on at this celebration of Shakespeare and what we thought of this year’s show. … More Stafford Shakespeare Festival
Living in the heart of the Potteries, Staffordshire, I’m lucky to have a number of lovely tea rooms nearby. Perfectly placed in Froghall Wharf in the Staffordshire Moorlands, Hetty’s Tea Room is a dream of cosy interiors, home made scones and incredible oatcakes. … More Hetty’s Tea Room, Froghall – Tea in Staffordshire
It’s creeping towards that time of year again. The leaves are falling, the weather is getting colder and those mince pies are calling. In what has become a yearly tradition, my friend Leah and I were making plans to partake of some of that yuletide joy at one of my favourite markets. Here’s what you can expect from this year’s festivities. … More Manchester Christmas Markets 2019
Heading off to Birmingham this weekend, a friend and I decided to check out a sight I had been meaning to visit for quite some time. Right in the centre of Birmingham is a trip back in time, full of tin baths and old-fashioned sweets. Book in on the tour and you’ll find out everything from what a ‘gazunda’ is to exactly how many people you can really fit in a ‘two bedroom’ house. … More Birmingham Back to Backs
Variety is the spice of life so this blog is a contribution from guest blogger B.Eagle, history pro extraordinaire and a newbie to the blogging scene. Read on and enjoy his lowdown on some of the UK’s top castles.
One of the few perks of full time office work is taking part in brand-hosted training days. Today’s trip took us to the incredible Alton Towers Hotel, Staffordshire. After a morning filling our brains, we headed to the UK’s biggest theme park to check out some of my favourite rides. … More Exploring Alton Towers Resort – The UK’s Biggest Theme Park
Ever one to search for new afternoon tea spots, today’s adventure took us to the lovely Dartmouth Golf Course for tea at The Lewisham. A dream of climbing floral displays and quirky lights, this was the perfect spot to experience that great British tradition. … More Afternoon Tea in the West Midlands – The Lewisham