Food Review: Vista Mar, Saltburn

This weekend one of my old friends was back home for the weekend. She lives in Saltburn, which is one of my favourite places to walk my dog, and so we decided to meet with our dogs for a walk and something to eat.



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Food Review: Mexican Tapas at Bohemia Bistro

I’ve written before about my love for Redcar’s Northern Quarter, but I’m back with yet another post about it! Earlier this year a new café opened up on Cleveland Street, offering vegetarian and vegan breakfast and lunch options. I’ve been for lunch at the Bohemia Yoga Café in the past and thoroughly enjoy their Falafel Fridays. They’ve started to offer evening meals around twice a month as part of the Bohemia Bistro, each with a different theme or cuisine. This weekend I attended the Mexican Tapas bistro night.


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Food Review: The Smeltery, MIMA

I’ve written a post about MIMA in the past, but in case you don’t know, MIMA is the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and is home to art installations, sculptures, paintings and other forms of art. The gallery is completely free to enjoy is a great way to spend an afternoon in Middlesbrough. I recently hosted a talk in Middlesbrough Town Hall and stopped by MIMA’s café, the Smeltery, beforehand.


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Dog Owner Essentials

As you may know, I adopted a dog from Dogs Trust four months ago. We’d already had one dog in the past and so knew the basic things a dog needed, however I feel like dogs are much more popular now than when we got our first puppy fifteen years ago and now there are tonnes more accessories and items out on the market. I’m listing below my absolute essentials which have worked great with Fidget so that any prospective dog owners can use this as a shopping list!


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Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Tis the season for all things pumpkin, so I’m back with another recipe! I first made this a few years back at university and it was a hit. Now it’s a staple bake for me every autumn – it tastes delicious warm or cold and has all of those famous fall flavours. I used a BBC Good Food recipe as my base and then improvised. Once you’ve chopped up the pumpkin it’s a really simple dessert to make and is sure to go down a treat!


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