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Eating & Drinking

Freaked out by York’s first Freakshake

At No. 88 Walmgate

What’s overloaded, overindulgent over-the-top and over in York? The Freakshake that’s what!

If you are out and about in York and want to…

Shall we push the boat out and have a cocktail?

My five fave cocktails in Leeds and where to find them

The Chocolate Orange Martini – Hotel Chocolat Roast & Conch
A chocoholic’s one for the road

I’m a sucker for a Terrys Chocolate Orange…

A lovely late lunch at the Devonshire Fell Hotel

A Jewel in the Dalesway Crown

There is no posh designer doggy wallpaper lining the upper walls of moody, oak clad, log fire-lit public areas either. There are…

It’s ‘Ginius’!

Gin afternoon tea at The Grand Hotel York

Trust me when I say that The Grand Hotel in York is very ‘ginerous’ with the quantity of gin and tonic that…

Sod it, it’s Sunday…

And I just couldn't say no to jam roly-poly at the Chevin Inn

I’ve been very clear all along that this is less about being on ‘a diet’, and more about changing bad habits and…

Office Christmas Parties – My Top 5 Hates

And why Everybody's Social is where it's at for a great Christmas Get-together

My top 5 Office Christmas Party hates:
1) Pre-ordering. An office of 50 choosing three courses in October and having to remember them…

Christmas – ‘Tis the season to pile on a stone

Kicking off the season with a trip to Bettys

It involved being pretty much arse-holed from the moment we got in the mini-bus at 10am on the Friday morning, to landing…