A belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford

A belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford

Daddy P and I have been married for 7 years. With him being back to full on work mode after our Cornish holiday and Monkey going back to school, it really got rather forgotten. So on Sunday we enjoyed a belated anniversary lunch at The Perch in Oxford. It was going… Continue reading »

The White Horse at Duns Tew

The White Horse at Duns Tew

Being a Mum is extremely rewarding but it’s also flipping hard work.  I’ve loved having my son home with me over the summer holidays, but he’s full on from the minute he gets up until the second he falls asleep.  I was totally frazzled by Monday.  I admire all working Mums as… Continue reading »

Toby Carvery Banbury #ManicMumday

Toby Carvery Banbury

I don’t know about you, but December is absolutely mad here.  It’s Monkey’s birthday on Thursday, so between that, getting sorted for Christmas, school play, homework and catching up with friends and keeping the blog going  – I am officially frazzled.  Blogging isn’t a 9-5 job, it involves lots of… Continue reading »

Beefeater Ock Mill Abingdon

Beefeater Ock Mill Abingdon

On Sunday we headed out for lunch to try the Autumn/Winter menu at Beefeater Ock Mill Abingdon.  It’s the first time I can remember eating at a Beefeater eatery and it was to be Monkey’s first trip to Abingdon.  The Ock Mill is a lovely old building on the north of… Continue reading »

Festive Menu at Brewers Fayre

Festive Menu at Brewers Fayre

I discovered Brewers Fayre when Monkey was quite small, and the Wobbly Wheel, near Banbury, has been a regular haunt for the last four years.  They run a loyalty card scheme and we always seem to rack up our points really quickly, to make a reasonable meal even cheaper.  When… Continue reading »

Eating in good company

Eating in good company

You may remember that I went away a couple of weeks ago, my first time away from Monkey overnight in 2 and half years.  I spent a wonderful 24 hours with a great group of friends and it was wonderful to be eating in good company.  We’d had lots of… Continue reading »