Luciano by Gino D’Acampo, a review

Bruce first visited Luciano forty years ago so he was excited to revisit when I mentioned that I fancied going there for dinner after seeing their posts on Instagram. Technically when he was last there it was a nightclub called Brasingamen’s where footballers and wannabe WAGs hung out, and not a beautiful restaurant run by popular chef Gino D’Acampo, but he was excited nonetheless. If you know Alderley Edge at

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Christmas Gifts for Adults — 2022

Shall we just crack on? I am sure you don’t need an introduction to my Christmas Gifts for adults guide, it is what it says it is really! Premium Award winning Italian Wine One thing you can guarantee with my Christmas gift buying list is that there will be wine on it for at least one person. And this is one website I always look at first. They have a

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Christmas Gift Ideas for children — 2022

I have been sent some lovely items this year, all to be included in my annual Christmas Gifts guide for children. And I dont just mean little children, there are one or two things in here that would appeal to teens. So shall we cut the waffle and just get started? Geomag We are huge fans of Geomag in this house, it is a fantastic toy and one that older

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Things to do in Bath that aren’t baths

There are so many more things to do in Bath other than the baths that I thought I would do a post listing my favourite things to do in Bath that aren’t the baths. Don’t get me wrong, the baths are fantastic and something you should do but equally there are lots of other things to do that might be a little over shadowed. Bath is a relatively small city

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The perfect Chilli Con Carne (ad)

If you have followed me for a while you will know that my husband likes to grow chillis. Lots of chillis. Like so many chilli plants all over the patio you can’t move for them over the summer. Alongside tomatoes. Our patio is positively awash with stuff from about May onwards, all grown from seed, all tucked up in a greenhouse on cooler nights and when it gets really cold

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[AD} Hotel Indigo Bath, perfect for a night away

When Hotel Indigo Bath got in touch to ask if we would like to experience a night away in their hotel we jumped at the chance. Bath is a city steeped in history and most of it, I am ashamed to say, new to me. We stopped off in Lacock on the way to Bath, a place that I highly recommend if Wiltshire is somewhere you haven’t been before. With

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Lacock Village and Abbey

You would be forgiven for thinking you recognise a lot of Lacock, it features as heavily in period dramas as heaving bosoms and crinolines. The Abbey Cloisters above has been in many a Harry Potter film, and recent adaptations of Pride and Prejudice and Wolf Hall were filmed in the Abbey itself. It is only when you wander the village that it dawns on you that there are no yellow

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Birthday presents for the impossible!

We all have that one person in our family that is impossible to buy birthday presents for, dont we? I think it is me in our family. I am a nightmare for my family and friends and it isnt helped by the fact that I seem to have a constant wish list in my head until about a month before my birthday. Then I forget the entire list and find

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Woolbeding Garden

Woolbeding Garden is managed by the National Trust, though the house that sits within it is let by them to a private family (Lord Sainsbury and his partner who remains resident there following Lord Sainsbury’s death in 2006). To say the garden is a hidden gem would be an understatement. My parent live locally and even worship in Woolbeding Church yet they were unaware that such a spectacular garden lay

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Our top places to eat in Amsterdam

Before we travelled to Amsterdam over the Jubilee weekend I had done my research on top places to eat in Amsterdam, made a short list and booked at least one restaurant for each day. Bruce thought I was mad but knowing how busy it would be, with many places also still struggling with staffing levels I wanted to know we were in the places we wanted to be in. Leaving

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Making yogurt with Probio7 — AD

I have to admit I am not always a fan of yogurt. Well I am, but sometimes I find they are just too, well yogurty. The flavour is a bit too over the top and the mouth feel is a bit synthetic rather than creamy. You know how a goats cheese can sometimes just taste of grass? A bit like that. But then I have never made yogurt at home,

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Coronavirus finally caught up with us

Not that I feel there is anything to say that hasn’t been said already but Coronavirus has finally caught up with us and I feel I need to acknowledge that here somehow. Having kept a bit of a diary during the early days so I could look back on it in years to come it only seemed right that two years after we first learned about Coronavirus, and now that

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