The 10 Most Popular Takeout Dishes
Feb28

The 10 Most Popular Takeout Dishes

Gone are the days when takeout was simply just pizza – you can order virtually any meal and have it delivered to you now. We are counting down the top 10 takeout dishes ordered, and our mouths are watering!   10 – Chow Mein   Noodles, bean sprouts, meat and veg – what else could you ever want? This dish is one of the most popular Chinese food requests. Chow Mein holds our number 10 spot for best takeout.   9 – Burgers...

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Trying Harvester’s Brilliant New Kids Meal Deal (and groaning under chocolate cake)
Apr15

Trying Harvester’s Brilliant New Kids Meal Deal (and groaning under chocolate cake)

On Monday we had a spontaneous trip out, courtesy of the lovely folks at Harvester, who thought we might like to try their new Kid’s Menu. I did point out that only one of us would be on the kid’s menu – teen boys tend not to be satisfied with the portion sizes for a 7yr old, I find – but that was all fine, so we duly headed off to Salisbury, to the Old Castle which happens to be very close to Old Sarum, a...

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The Smuggler’s Haunt in Dorset – Beefeater Review
Aug21

The Smuggler’s Haunt in Dorset – Beefeater Review

Monday was Boy’s 14th birthday – and his traditional birthday requirements are very very simple; cinema trip, to include the largest bucket of salted popcorn available, followed by a family dinner somewhere that has brilliant burgers. We’d been asked by Beefeater to visit and try out their great value new summer menu, and a quick glance showed a fab range of burgers on the menu. Job done – and a table for six...

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Inside out with Subway Kids’ Pak ™
Jul29

Inside out with Subway Kids’ Pak ™

Last weekend the three youngest and myself went on a small adventure, courtesy of Subway. We left Dorset and headed off to that there Londinium, because Subway thought we might like to try out their new Inside Out Kids’ Pak ™ before watching the film itself (because Subway have teamed up with Disney Pixar to offer their smallest customers an Inside Out themed Kids’ Pak ™). We rather agreed that we might ;) We’re...

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Chiquitos – Mexican food for all the family
Feb13

Chiquitos – Mexican food for all the family

It was No.1 son’s 15th birthday a couple of weeks ago, and we wanted somewhere that was child friendly but not one of our usual haunts to take him out for a quick family celebration. When Chiquitos offered us a voucher to review their local restaurant in Poole it seemed a perfect choice – the boy LOVES Mexican food! When I rang to book I admit I was amused by the way the telephone was answered… *deep breath...

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Visit Manchester – ever considered Manchester for a family city break? You should.
Jul29

Visit Manchester – ever considered Manchester for a family city break? You should.

At the weekend my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Manchester for an overnight stay and two fun-packed days of museum visits, eating at great restaurants and shopping! I hadn’t been to Manchester for about 17 years so it was wonderful to go back and explore the city! Manchester has grown and improved so much from what I can remember of it back when I was 18. Everywhere seemed to be clean and well looked after and there was a...

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