Eating out with children in Lyndhurst New Forest

Eating out with children Lyndhurst New Forest - Bubbablue and me

I love eating out and going out and going on holiday in the UK. We usually do bed and breakfast which means eating out every night. Annoyingly, despite N being a good eater, I daren’t spend money on more adventurous cuisines in case he won’t eat them. He gripes about the indian and chinese foods at school, and his version of chicken fajitas excludes guacamole and sour cream so when we were away for a few days in the New… Continue Reading “Eating out with children in Lyndhurst New Forest”

Eating out at The Falcon, Warmington – review

The falcon Warmington - Bubbablue and me

While we don’t eat out for dinner every month, we do have a usual crowd we go out with on occasion. It’s quite a large crowd so sometimes you can’t go out with everyone, and the other week we decided to go and try out a new pub for us. The Falcon in Warmington. The Falcon used to be a Harvester style restaurant with a hotel attached. But a few years ago there was a fire, and it returned having… Continue Reading “Eating out at The Falcon, Warmington – review”

Afternoon tea at The Delaunay and other London eateries


I’m terrible when I’m away for a weekend break or a holiday. So much of the structure of my day revolves around food, and when I went away for the weekend for my 40th, we certainly made the most of places to eat in London. The main place we’d booked in advance was afternoon tea at The Delaunay on the Sunday. I’d planned that we should book in advance to try out some fancy restaurants, but my friend was much… Continue Reading “Afternoon tea at The Delaunay and other London eateries”

Eating out in St Helier Jersey on holiday


The OH gets really annoyed when he comes on holiday with us, because the whole structure of the day is based around meal times and what the plans are for the next. Thankfully N is largely ruled by his tummy too, so we make a great combination when we’re out and about. Because we weren’t eating in the hotel outside of breakfast, we wanted to find some great places to eat. Going on a Sunday and bank holiday did prove… Continue Reading “Eating out in St Helier Jersey on holiday”

The Maytime Inn – a lunch review

eating out at the Maytime Inn - Bubbablueand me

I’m never one to turn down good food, and I’m always on the look out for new restaurants to add to our usual list of haunts.  So when we were asked to try out and review the refurbished Maytime Inn at Asthall, I was straight on the website checking it out after booking a date. The OH never wants to come out and try new places, so N and I went along with friends one Saturday lunchtime.  Asthall’s a tiny… Continue Reading “The Maytime Inn – a lunch review”

Eating out at the delicious Brava Tapas restaurant Banbury

eating out at brava tapas restaurant- Bubbablue and me

While I love food, and will eat a fair variety, I can also be quite fussy. I’ve never really had tapas before because I’m not a seafood fan, can’t take too much spice, don’t like olives and always thought I’d be limited to only a couple of choices. But in the last year a tapas restaurant opened up in Banbury and its become a favourite for work leaving lunches. I decided I should bite the bullet and go out for… Continue Reading “Eating out at the delicious Brava Tapas restaurant Banbury”

Visiting Castleyard cafe and mooching round Oxford

Castleyard Cafe at Oxford castle - Bubbablue and me

I love a day out in Oxford and having lived there for 3 years, and in the county for most of my life, it’s great to have some little gems of places to eat out for different occasions.  We were recently invited to Oxford to try out the newly revamped Castleyard Cafe at Oxford Castle.  N wanted to stay on the farm, so instead I headed to Oxford to meet up with Mary from Over 40 and a mum to one… Continue Reading “Visiting Castleyard cafe and mooching round Oxford”

Pulsin’ Kids fruity oat bars review

Pulsin kids fruity oat bars

N eats a lot. I’m concerned about the amount he’ll be needing to fuel himself when it comes to teenage years, but for now I’m always looking for healthier snacks.  Or really just any variety of snacks to mix things up a bit.   So I was pleased to be sent the new kids range of fruit oat bars from Pulsin’ to review. Pulsin’ is the brainchild of 3 friends who met at university, and an ethos of developing nutritional products. … Continue Reading “Pulsin’ Kids fruity oat bars review”

Eating out in Eastbourne – Mo Mambo, Harry Ramsden

Eating out in Eastbourne - Bubbablue and me

When I’m on holiday I always prefer to do bed and breakfast, and then enjoy eating out at difference places in the evening, and grabbing a quick sandwich somewhere for lunch.  It’s a bit more of a treat, although on longer holidays we might take lunch with us as well. Eastbourne wasn’t short of places to eat out in the evenings – with foods from all over the world, although some areas of the town where restaurants were didn’t feel… Continue Reading “Eating out in Eastbourne – Mo Mambo, Harry Ramsden”

Ladies who lunch at 1738, afternoon tea at Boswells Oxford

Ladies who lunch afternoon tea at Boswells Tea Room Oxford - Bubbablue and me

I’ve never been one to pick at food (my mum would have said otherwise during my childhood),and have a hearty appetite, so being invited to try out afternoon tea in the new tea rooms at Boswells and co. Oxford, was going to be a real treat. Whenever tea rooms are mentioned I get the picture of Edwardian, prim and proper afternoon tea, vintage crockery and decoration, and a real cosy old fashioned affair.  My previous experience of Boswells as a… Continue Reading “Ladies who lunch at 1738, afternoon tea at Boswells Oxford”