Saturday, 28 September 2013

Ice cream break in London

Last weekend I trekked all the way down to London to see the beautiful boy band that is McFly for their 10th anniversary show. As I was only there for a day and had to travel back the next morning I wanted to make sure I did something with my day. I got in touch with my friend Sophie, who I haven't seen in almost 4 years, and we met up in Covent Garden. We wandered around for a bit looking for somewhere we could get ice cream and eventually came across a shop called Venchi.

We both got ice cream and went downstairs for a long overdue catch-up.

Venchi Ice Cream Gelato London Covent Garden review

Venchi Ice Cream Gelato London Covent Garden review

Venchi Ice Cream Gelato London Covent Garden review

I had chocolate hazelnut whilst Sophie chose white chocolate and berry. Mine was lovely and I'm sure Sophie's was too as she ate it all up.

As well as gelato they had lots and lots of chocolate! It was a dream but unfortunately I didn't buy any! Although this shop is quite expensive they have a lot of selection and it is definitely quality ice cream.

If your in Covent Garden and fancy ice cream, look to Venchi.

Have you been? Did you like it?
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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Duke of Wellington, Welbury

I've been quite busy recently out with my boyfriend, friends and even had a trip to London, so for the next few posts, I will be showing you where I have been and what I have eaten. To start with I want to tell you about a lovely country pub me and my boyfriend visited recently. As with every good country pub, it was quite hard to find! First, we missed the turnoff then we had to venture down long dark country roads to finally get there. 

The pub was small and quaint, full of locals as you'd expect so we got some funny looks when we walked in. The lady at the bar swiftly took us to our table in the corner which was very quaint and tucked away. Great for date night!


Duke of Wellington, Welbury, North Yorkshire Review


Duke of Wellington, Welbury, North Yorkshire Review


Duke of Wellington, Welbury, North Yorkshire Review

I chose to have the parmo (Teesside delicacy - Chicken covered with bechamel sauce and cheese) and Matt had pork loin with a mustard and peppercorn sauce. These came with some fat chips and veggies. I do love country pub chips, so nice!

The parmo was really nice but there was so much of it. Although I didn't try Matt's pork I did have some of the sauce and it was lovely.

If you live in the North East I'd recommend the Duke of Wellington for a yummy meal.

Do you like the look of this yummy food?!
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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Leeds blogger meet up

A week or so ago I put my name on the reserve list for the #leedsmeetup that the lovely Hayley from Tea Party Beauty was organising. I didn't think there was any chance I'd be going as there was a long reserve list but on Wednesday Hayley informed me there was a place and I was more than happy to take it! I sorted my train tickets the next day and eagerly waited for Saturday to come around.

Saturday finally came and I was really nervous on the train down however when I met with everyone outside WHsmith at Leeds train station my nerves were calmed as everyone was so nice! We trekked to Patisserie Valerie to meet everyone else and soon we were all happily sipping our drinks. It was lovely getting to chat to other bloggers and see what they were all like behind their blogs. Whilst we all chatted we were served our cake. I had the strawberry gateau which was very yummy, filled with strawberries.

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

After we'd all finished our cake Hayley started handing out the goodie bags (two bags and a box!) which were JAM PACKED! There was also a raffle in which I won a Cyber Candy Tee! After this myself, Fiona, Kirstie and Elizabeth went out shopping in Leeds, checking out Harvey Nichols, Victoria's Secret and Trinity Leeds.

I had such a good time meeting other bloggers and would definitely attend something like this again in the future. Hayley did an amazing job organising this meet up, I am glad I got the opportunity to attend.

Lots of pictures below...

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013
Thanks for this picture Yuna (techbunny.net)
Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013

Leeds Blogger Meet Up Patisserie Valerie 2013
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