A Hike in the Hills – High Dam, Lake District, Cumbria

See my previous post A Wedding In Windermere to catch up! The next morning we ate another big breakfast (to sustain us on our walk obviously) and checked out of the hotel.  Dan and I still had an entire day to spend in the Lake District and we decided to go on a bit of…

Henley Regatta

Saturday was Girls Day Out!  A day at Henley Regatta with Josephine, JiaJia and Mandy.  I hadn’t been before and the weather looked like it would hold, so a day out in the country, by the river sounded like a great idea. I met Josephine at Paddington and we caught the train to Twyford where…

Great Northern Wine Tasting

You can read about other Great Northern Experiences at Great Northern Dinner, Great Northern Wine tasting & Food Pairing Evening, Great Northern Menu Tasting, Great Northern Beer Festival Tonight I’d been summoned to the Great Northern Pub for a wine tasting session for the new menu and dinner afterwards.  The suppliers had sent over some…

Bolney Wine Estate

For Valentine’s Day this year I’d bought Dan and I a ‘Grand Gourmet’ Tour Voucher for a visit and tasting experience at the Bolney Wine Estate in Sussex which has been producing wine since 1972. The schedule was… 2½ hour tour and tasting with an experienced guide Glass of sparkling wine on arrival Learn about the history of…

Great Northern Dinner

After a morning playing Lawn Bowls and lunch at the Skylark Cafe on Wandsworth Common, we decided to take Mats and Matilda to the Great Northern in St Albans for dinner as they hadn’t been there since the pub first opened.  Making it a bit of a group thing, there ended up being 6 of us…

Great Northern Menu Tasting

The Great Northern has a new chef!  Toby is in the house (or has been for nearly a month now), and having settled in, he wants to put his stamp on the St Alban’s dining scene.  Unveiling his new summer menu at the Great Northern, I was invited (along with other friends/family/residents/bloggers and media people) to…

Dinner at The Great Northern

So I should probably start this post with a disclaimer…my boyfriend co-owns this pub, but that doesn’t mean I’m going to let him off lightly – all opinions are my own and this is an honest account of the evening’s events. Having a wedding to go to the next day with some of his old…