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”

A child friendly stay at Merton Hotel Jersey

child friendly break in merton hotel jersery - Bubbablue and me

Our summer trip to Jersey was a bit last minute (as so many of our holidays are), and booked on a vague recommendation.  Plus it was somewhere we could fly to without passports, so we could tick off N’s wish to go on a plane. I’d asked around before booking a hotel because I was struggling to find somewhere. Lots of hotels looked like they didn’t take children, other big brand hotels that in the UK I’d think of as… Continue Reading “A child friendly stay at Merton Hotel Jersey”

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”

Eating japanese food at Zushi Banbury

edamame - soy beans dish with salt

Considering I’m on a diet, I seem to have eaten out quite a lot recently.  Not quite on the diet plan, but it is teaching me to take things easy.  I am missing the treat myself to 3 courses on a night out though. Recently our team at work decided to have a bit of a belated lunch out, meaning working out where we could go, eat and leave within a lunch break with a bit of leeway.  We wanted… Continue Reading “Eating japanese food at Zushi Banbury”

Meeting the reception mums – eating out at The Castle Edgehill

Eating out at The Castle pub, Edgehill - Bubbablue and me

N’s now done 2 terms at school (or 1 term in old school language).  So far it all seems to be going well for him and he’s made the transition well. Being a reception mum is different to nursery though.  At nursery, although drop offs and pick ups were all at different times, you knew that every parent was working, and you’d see the same faces day in day out, knowing you’d always have a hi and maybe a quick chat.… Continue Reading “Meeting the reception mums – eating out at The Castle Edgehill”

Pub Club – eating out at The Three Pigeons Banbury

I’m a fussy person when it comes to eating out.  I begrudge the person who decided to make lots of pub food posh and get away from the traditional meals many of which I would eat.  Plus of course making pub food much more expensive at the same time.  But being married to a farmer and generally mixing with mutual friends for meals out, it does mean that we eat at a lot of village pubs…as long as there’s steak… Continue Reading “Pub Club – eating out at The Three Pigeons Banbury”

Bite to eat at pop-up Jamie Oliver’s Diner, Shaftesbury Avenue

Jamie Oliver's Diner sign

I love eating out, especially when out and about. Yes, I could save money and pack a picnic, but then you’re dependent on the weather, finding somewhere to sit (not easy when you’re in the middle of a city), and I have to try and put off N who would happily eat it all on the journey.  I dread to think what he’ll be like on school trips where he’ll take a packed lunch. I took N up to London… Continue Reading “Bite to eat at pop-up Jamie Oliver’s Diner, Shaftesbury Avenue”