The Fat Fox Inn in Watlington

The Fat Fox in Watlington

In my quest to persuade my beloved son that he can eat something other than margherita pizza when we’re out and about, we’re making a point of finding eateries where it isn’t even on the menu! Last Sunday it was bitterly cold, one of those days to curl up in front… Continue reading »

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 »

Lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford

Lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford

I really haven’t been very organised since Monkey and I returned from Spain.  The thought of a supermarket shop with him never frills me. So with bare cupboards we headed over for lunchtime at The Longwall Beefeater Oxford on Sunday.  No cooking for me meant a little extension to our holiday…. Continue reading »

Family time at Pizza Express #PizzaExpressIceAge

Family time at Pizza Express

It’s no big secret that Monkey loves Pizza and we often enjoy family time at Pizza Express. From birthdays, to time catching up with friends, it’s consistently been a favourite. I’ve been taking Monkey to our local restaurant since he was tiny.  Even before he could actually join in with the… Continue reading »

Las Iguanas Oxford

Las Iguanas Oxford

I love food, I love trying new things and I’ll quite happily pick the ‘what on earth is that’ option on the menu when I’m abroad.  When I worked in Export and also when holidays took me to far-flung parts of the world, I would always enjoy trying the local… Continue reading »

Half term fun at Brewers Fayre

Half term fun at Brewers Fayre

I don’t know why, but this term seems so much shorter than last term.  The holidays are approaching fast.  If you are looking for ideas to occupy the kids, whilst giving you a bit of relaxation time, then it might be worth thinking about some half term fun at Brewers Fayre…. 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 »

Taking a night off cooking with friends

Taking a night off cooking with friends

As Daddy P is seldom around I invariably eat with Monkey in the evenings, and whilst that can be lovely, adult conversation is definitely lacking.  My friend L has the same issue with a partner that works away during the week.  With the start of the new school term and… Continue reading »