Eats & Explores: The Howard Arms, Ilmington

Last month (June), hubby and I visited the north Cotswolds for part one of our ‘Babymoon’, and on our second night there we stayed at The Howard Arms. Even with the weather being less than ideal upon our visit, we were immediately charmed driving up to this quaint village gastro pub and B&B. We stayed…

Eats & Explores: The Bower House, Shipston-on-Stour

We’re in June, which you may know (if you read the nonsense I write here or follow me on Instagram, hi if you do! 👋), means that The Bean, aka the tiny human I’m currently growing, is officially due NEXT MONTH. (😱😬😅) How did that happen!? Anyway because I don’t like to do things in…

Explores: Portmeirion, Gwynedd

Last week my husband, the boys and the bump/I went to West and North Wales on a Sun holiday, staying in Haven sites at Pwllheli and Prestatyn. On the Saturday (13th) it was Mr Lizzie.Eats.Explores Birthday, and we spent the afternoon at Portmeirion Village, a beautiful way to celebrate I think you’ll soon agree… So…

Eats & Explores: 3 Nights in Athens, Greece

Bestie @jen.on.tour and I recently enjoyed a mini break to the Greek Capital, Athens. We had a brilliant trip and it was super convenient (and cheap) to visit from Bristol, so here are some of my (our!) recommendations… Transport Flights from Bristol are very reasonable, depending on the time of year. We booked in October…

Eats & Explores: A Night in Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire

Accomodation: The Cawdor Hotel Where: Rhosmaen St, Llandeilo SA19 6EN The Cawdor came onto my radar a few years ago when my mum stayed there – she raved about a free upgrade to a four poster bed and the exceptional food. So when I spotted a special offer on their Facebook page just before Christmas,…

Eats & Explores: Venice doesn’t have to be pricey!

Confession time. I love Venice! Many people don’t. People will often say it’s smelly, there are too many tourists, it’s too expensive, or perhaps all three. I disagree! The smelly thing – I’ve now been twice when it’s very hot (July and an unseasonably warm September) and another time in the rain (also September) and…

Eats & Explores: My Padstow Top 5

Last weekend my husband Chris and I decided to make the most of a rare child free and work free weekend to take a trip to one of our favourite places – Cornwall. Unfortunately due to it being the school hols, our options were somewhat limited with prices inflated and a number of places imposing a…