Let’s go away: Winchester

Sod it, let’s go away!

Last minute trips are not usually something that I indulge in, as quite frankly I normally book around 12 weeks ahead for various trips, visits, activities, life chore weekends – which I often refer to as ‘time to potter about about’.

So out came the phone and before I could think my thumb was already hovering on the Airbnb app.

“Where shall we go?”…”Winchester!” I answered my own question. Continue reading

Advertisements

The Chilli Pickle: a time for friends

 

So today marks what would have been a very dear friends 31st birthday, so in a change of tradition as previously it would have been a day of wallowing and feeling sad, we decided to celebrate. After all he was known for being irritatingly upbeat and unfazed by bad news! So what better way to celebrate a friendship and remember the good times than to go for a gin based cocktail and a delicious meal.

I decided before we had even arrived that tonight Continue reading

New found gem

Whilst on a walk to explore the surroundings of my new abode we discovered quite possibly one of the best ‘happen upons’ ever! The MARKET Restaurant & Bar is a must visit place if you ever find yourself inexplicably wondering the streets of Hove on a morning/lunchtime/mid afternoon/evening – to be quite honest any time of the day meander.

Having been drawn in by the striking green tiled exterior we settled into a table parallel to the long bar. Having ummed and ahhhed long enough I settled on the standard brunch option – eggs benedict whilst my manlier half opted for the more adventurous american pancakes, crispy wild boar bacon and frangelico syrup. That was it, we were sold! Continue reading