If you’re a long term reader of my blog then you would know that I regularly volunteer for a wonderful charity here in the UK called The Back Up Trust. Back Up help to support people who have spinal injuries as well as their families.Continue reading “Walking for Charity!”
Category: United Kingdom
Axe Hurling Glasgow
Day Trip to Orkney
So our wonderful hosts at John O Groats Guesthouse had booked us in for a day trip to Orkney. The trip cost around £65 and included the return ferry trip and the bus tour around the islands.
The NC 500 – Scotland’s Northern Route – Things to See
At the start of June (2019) my mate Pete asked if I wanted to go on a road trip. We originally looked at Ireland, but eventually decided on Scotland as it was a bit cheaper and I already live here! This post is a follow on from the accommodation post.
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Accommodation on the NC500
Pete and I spent a week driving around the Highlands the first week of August and these are the seven places we stayed along the NC500 route. I booked the first four nights up the east coast and Pete chose the three places on the west side.
Dinner at Alchemilla
A couple of weeks ago I went and visited my mate Ben (previously featured in the kitesurfing post) down in Nottingham. I came from work in the Yorkshire Dales and had a bit of FOMO because my boss had been to a great tasting menu dinner and was raving about it. I wanted that, so I did some research on fine dining in Nottingham and convinced Ben we should go to Alchemilla (it didn’t take much convincing). We also invited Ben’s mate Rob – he’s coming kitesurfing with us in September – and we booked around a week in advance. Luckily they had availability during my stay. We had to give about 3 days notice for dietary requirements and 24 hours for disabled access (you can kind of see the ramp in the background of this photo).
Weekend in Leicester
One of my best friends has just got a transfer through work from her Melbourne office to their office in Amsterdam! This means that after 4 years we finally got to catch up!
Bottomless Brunch at OXBO
In celebration of my housemate’s birthday, we organised a bottomless brunch at OXBO Bankside.
Eating out gluten free in London
Eating out can be a bit of a chore when you have allergies or intolerances.
Luckily for me, their are multiple places to choose from in London that cater for gluten free – and actually understand the dangers of cross contamination (and the fact that boiling water doesn’t kill off gluten!)
There are a few 100% completely gluten free restaurants and cafes dotted around including:
Cheese and Wine Festival – East Village (London)
On Saturday morning I met up with a friend and some randoms for our not-so-regular brunch club. Anyone and everyone is welcome and this time we had 5 people. After brunch, Rachel – who had come down from Cambridge for the weekend – said she was headed to the Cheese and Wine Festival in the East Village. Cushla and I quickly jumped on that idea and invited ourselves along because, well, CHEESE!
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