Long distance car journeys

Last weekend I took my first trip to Cleethorpes to see Adam as he’s working down there for the next few months. When I arrived I was chuffed to see how central Adam’s apartment is to everything – including the seafront and a Wetherspoons! This was my first of many trips to the seaside town; I’ve already planned my next trip for a couple of weeks time. From Middlesbrough to Cleethorpes it is a 258 mile round trip which means I’ll have to take extra care on the roads and make sure my car is fit for the journey each time.

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Archipelago London

Now this is a place me and Adam have been looking forward to for months. When we booked our trip to London we knew we wanted to try somewhere a bit different to your usual chain restaurants. At first we were looking at celebrity chef restaurants before deciding to search for ‘unusual places to eat in London’ which is when we stumbled across Archipelago, a very interesting restaurant situated on Cleveland Street in Fitzrovia serving up a range of exciting, exotic foods. View Post

Pastrami Burger Bread Meats Bread

Before our trip to Edinburgh last month, I asked Twitter for recommendations on where to eat whilst we were there. Georgia of Mapped Out Blog suggested we visited a burger joint called Bread Meats Bread which is located on Lothian Road in Edinburgh. Adam and I are partial to a juicy burger and after much disappointment at Saucy Burger in Sunderland, we’ve been on the hunt for a good burger ever since so we decided to give it a try. Crowned Scotland’s best burger of 2016, it’s got to be good, right? View Post

Seaview restaurant saltburn view

Sometimes the best places to visit are right on your doorstep. With the weather being as unpredictable as ever, it’s been nice to make the most of those rare warm and sunny days. One evening after a long slog in the gym, me and Adam jumped in the car and decided to get some chips for tea (we worked for it!). Whilst Redcar beach is a little closer, I much prefer Saltburn it seems like a real holiday destination despite it being just 15 minutes down the road. View Post

Foodies Festival Edinburgh Tiki Bar

On Friday morning Adam and I jumped on the train armed with our homemade prosecco sangria ready to enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Edinburgh. We booked tickets for the Foodies Festival at Inverleith Park on the Saturday, an event for die-hard foodies to sample, buy and learn about all things food and drink! Finding a hotel in the centre of Edinburgh proved difficult as it was the start of the Fringe festival that same weekend (more on the Fringe festival in a later post!). Today I’m talking about the highlights from the Foodies Festival, what we sunk our teeth into and a few tips if you plan on making the trip yourself next year. View Post