The Wheatsheaf, Burton Joyce, Nottingham


We went to The Wheatsheaf a few Sundays ago to have a pre-Christmas meal with some friends and their families. Our friends had been and they really like it there so we gave it a go.

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Coal Grill & Bar Meadowhall, Sheffield


Last weekend we took Baby H on a day trip to Meadowhall as I needed to visit the Apple Store. While we waited for my repair to be completed we decided to have some lunch at Coal Grill & Bar.

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The Cod Scallops, Long Eaton


The Cod Scallops is originally a fish and chips shop based in Wollaton in Nottingham. However, not too long ago Long Eaton got our very own branch! They were actually 3rd in the 2016 National Fish and Chips Awards and a Finalist in the 2018 awards.

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Lagan, Beeston Nottingham


At the weekend we visited Lagan with some friends of ours for a late dinner. Lagan has only been open since the first May bank holiday weekend and is where the old post office used to be on Chilwell Road in Beeston. It is a branch of Mewar Haveli in Radcliffe (we’ve never been but have been told its very good) that serves Indian tapas!

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Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire (National Trust)


Last weekend we continued our tour of National Trust properties. Kedleston Hall is a lovely 18th century mansion with huge grounds. Its a short distance from Derby so is fairly easy to get to.

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Calke Abbey, Derbyshire (National Trust)


On the bank holiday Monday we decided to take advantage of our new National Trust joint membership. Calke (been told its pronounced like Cork?) Abbey, also known as the un-stately home and country estate, is located in Ticknall, Derby. Short drive away from home for us.

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National Trust Membership


With our little baby H on the way, Keith and I decided to join the National Trust. If you’re not familiar with it, its a charity founded in 1985 which does its best to look after coastline, forests, woods, historic houses, gardens, art collections, etc all across the United Kingdom.

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Mod Pizza, Nottingham


Recently we visited Mod Pizza in Nottingham. Its been open in the market square for a fairly long while now but we’ve just never tried it. The basis is very much like Inferno Pizza (now Pizza Storm) where you pick your own sauce, toppings, etc.

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The Risley Park, Nottingham


Earlier this month my husband and I visited Risley Park for our anniversary dinner. He’s been several times with his brother and father but this was my first time. Although we’d gone after 8pm it was absolutely rammed which was a good indication that its a popular place to visit.

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