Le Raj, Banstead, Surrey

The spot of “My Favourite Restaurant” is a really tricky one to fill.  I like so many different types of food, and have been fortunate enough to eat in so many different countries, that I can never quite decide on an absolute winner.  I mean, how do you choose between your favourite steak place vs…

The Barge House, London N1

You know how every now and again you see something on Instagram and think “I need that”?  It could be a new face mask, or a mermaid blanket, or something delicious to eat.  But you just know that you will have to have it in your life at some point. Well, that was me and…

Our London Adventure – Pt 1

As anyone who has read my blog knows, Mummy and I do enjoy a good adventure.  We also like stage shows.  We do like food too.  So when we go off adventuring and it includes not only a show but yummy eats too, we feel like we have hit the jackpot! One such trip was…

The Two Brewers, Windsor

After our incredibly long walk down the aptly named “Long Walk” in Windsor Great Park, we were thrilled to see that literally next to the Castle was the pub we were booked into for lunch. The Two Brewers is absolutely one of those ‘local knowledge’ places. 

The Great Windsor Walk

One of the fabulous things about being an expat is that you get to meet a bunch of awesome people that you wouldn’t have if you had stayed in your home town.  Not only that, you tend to find serial expats are fairly like-minded and have a great sense of adventure. One such person is…

Jacoby’s Tavern & Kitchen

Every time we went to visit Grandma in the later years, and certainly since I moved abroad, she would like to treat us to a nice lunch out. There was only one or two places that would pass muster, and Jacoby’s was one of them.  With that in mind, there was really only one place…

My Holibops

Hello everyone! I’ve been a bit quite because a) I wasn’t very well and b) then I went home for a couple of weeks of “rest”.  It is never actually a restful holiday as any expat knows.  It is literally spent chasing around seeing as many friends as you can, and trying to maximise your…

Sunshine Taxi Ride

One of the major downsides to Dubai is the taxi drivers.  Not all of them, but a fairly large amount.  They drive terribly, are grouchy and rude, are sexist, smell bad… the list just goes on and on.  I’ve written about those journeys a number of times. Every now and again though you get an…

Dirty Little Secret

It’s about food, of course, before you get all concerned about what you are about to read!! Actually, I think it’s more of a guilty pleasure but whatever. This is the Al Reef Lebanese Bakery on Al Wasl Road.  It’s open 24/7, just as an FYI!

Backyard Movies at the Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay

Waaaaay back in January I was scrolling through Facebook when an interesting event caught my eye.  The Steigenberger Hotel was doing ourdoor movies, in a bar/restaurant called The Backyard. I love watching movies under the stars so I phoned (ok, that’s a lie… I whatsapp’d) Carla to see if she would mind moving our Ladies…