When a new food service comes to town, it is usual for the first few months to see a crowd of locals checking out the venue, menu and service. When a year or so later, the same restaurant is not only thriving but also opening another outlet in the same high street, you know they are doing something right!
When it comes to chocolate we confess, we love it! This is clearly reflected in our sister site and organised events via Discover Cacao. If we can bring more chocolate to the South East of England then we are certainly on that mission. So we are always happy to review new chocolate that happens to land on our desk. And this lovely selection from Pacari has just arrived.
As our closest coastal town, just under 40 miles away and less than an hour by car on a good run, Brighton is our go-to place when we are looking for a familiar day out, for food, shops, sand and sea. But when we were looking to celebrate a weekend away how did it fair?
Tonbridge Old Fire Station is fast becoming a pop-up venue, renowned for good food events, as well as opening daily as a drop in cafe; for cake, coffee, light bites and snack. But if you haven't tried their cider, then it is time to book yourself in for a visit.
Tucked away in the Oval Space in Hackney, we joined the Ales Tales Festival to discover just what makes Belgian beer worth the walk on a rainy day. Once inside we were greeted by such a selection of craft beer that we felt obliged to try as many as time allowed.
There is no denying that some facts of life are just unavoidable, while others we can take control over - and ladies, if you squeeze when you sneeze then looking after your pelvic-floor is a must!