If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that I recently took a trip to Barcelona. This was my first proper visit to mainland Spain (I’m not counting the 4 days I spent at Portaventura World in April as we didn’t leave the theme park!) and my first Spanish holiday since 2001, so I was really excited to experience the culture and more importantly – the food.

Rachel had done a lot of research before we went and had picked out a number of places that she wanted to visit. Although I am a fussy eater, I can usually find something that I will enjoy on any menu, so I was happy to go anywhere and I know that I can trust her to make good decisions. View Post

Last week I was asked if I wanted to take part in a coffee taste test with Greggs as part of Fairtrade Fortnight. I was sent a number of gift cards for different food/coffee outlets including Greggs so that I could try a coffee (and a snack if I fancied it) from each one and see what I thought about them. Due to work and the time constraints, I wasn’t able to get to all of outlets but I did visit Greggs, Starbucks and Costa and sampled a coffee from each one. View Post

Last week I was invited along to Chung Ying Central on Colmore Row in Birmingham. This is one of three restaurants in the Chung Ying group and I had never visited any of them, so I was excited to see what they had to offer. As soon as I arrived I was handed a Shanghai Rose cocktail which was absolutely delicious and contained vodka, lychee liqueur, lychee juice and rose syrup. I could have drank these all night, definitely a new favourite drink! View Post