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…

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…

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…

Dubai Cinemas

One of the things I was most looking forward about her holiday, was taking Mum to the cinema.  It’s not something she really does at home, and having seen the local cinemas I’m not surprised. It’s not the same in Dubai, obvs!  We not only have regular cinemas that are twice as roomy (and so…

Elia, Majestic Hotel, Dubai

  Does anyone ever want to cook anything after spending the day at the beach?  Unless it’s a BBQ of course.  That can happen.  But regular cooking always seems so hard.  Knowing this, we planned accordingly and booked to go out for dinner. Quite fittingly for our ‘holiday’ inspired day, we found ourselves at Elia…

Beach Bareburger

Lunch time is a very difficult decision at La Mer.  Not only does each section have different restaurants, there are loads to pick from.  We literally only explored the South side and that proved hard enough! We settled, after much debate and remembering we were out for dinner that night, on Bareburger but shockingly not…