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Lambs Marsh Farm

Mucking About At Marsh Farm

Our day at Marsh Farm started with Brunch – as all good days should.  The charming Tillie’s Tea Room making a lovely setting to tuck into our fry-ups.  Sausages for the meat-eaters and lots of mushrooms for me. Before long the birthday boy arrived along with the rest of the family….

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Mum and Niece Ella London

A Morning At The Tate Modern

I can’t remember what we were talking about when my beloved Niece Ella told me that she wanted to go to an art gallery.  But it stuck in the back of my mind and as soon as I had the chance I took both her and my Mum to check…

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Grumpy's Diner Southend

Happy Dining at Grumpy’s

Southend-on-Sea isn’t a huge place, so I was rather surprised to learn that it has two completely separate 1950’s diners.  It seemed only fair that I compare the two 😉 Grumpy’s Diner is the newer kid on the block, unlike Bobby Jo’s it is located away from the busy seafront….

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Afternoon Tea Bus Tour

Afternoon Tea Bus Tour of London

A tour of Central London, on a traditional red bus WHILST you have afternoon tea.  I discovered that my dream could be a reality whilst reading this post from Jess-On-Thames and new that I had to try it out for myself. After a stroll through London and a visit to the…

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Feeding Cows

Feeding The Animals; Our Last Day In Stapleford

It may seem that I am a little behind with my posts at the moment, but I’m not.  OK I am a little, but only because I am trying to keep things in some kind of chronological(ish) order.  Now that I’ve finished all my NYC posts, it’s time to get…

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Vegetarian Pho

Making Pho at Pho Pho, Brussels

Pho is a Vietnamese soup made with broth, rice noodles and veggies (or meat, if you’re that way inclined). I’d heard it mentioned a few times around the interwebs, but hadn’t actually tried it until the lovely people at Pho Pho invited a group of bloggers to visit and see…

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Monte Carlo Cruise Ship

A Working Holiday In Monte Carlo

I have around 300 published posts on VHE, some of which date back to 2010.  In an effort to get organised and make sure all my posts are still current, I’m going through them all one by one (no, it isn’t time consuming at all ;-))  and updating as necessary. >>…

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Veggie Burger at Cool Bun Brussels
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The Cool Bun Veggie Burger, Brussels

I think my favourite night to actually go out is actually on a Sunday.  It just feels a little bit naughty AND the bars and restaurants are far less busy. So it’s a win, win really. I’d heard really good things about Cool Bun and wanted to see what was…

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Sleeping Dreams Orange Exhibition Brussels

Orange Dreams Exhibition at the Atomium

This weekend we were so excited to have two very special people come and visit us in Brussels.  My Mum (who you might remember has been over a few times already) and my wonderful Niece Ella, who was coming for the very first time (and last as we’ll be off…

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Verdun Cemetery

DOUAUMONT OSSUARY – BATTLE OF VERDUN MEMORIAL

I wasn’t prepared for my visit to the Douaumont Ossuary, I didn’t know enough about the battle that took place there in WWI. I didn’t understand its’ significance or just how many men died. It has been 99 years since the battle of Verdun, but as you drive along the winding…

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Modern Art At The Pompidou Centre Metz

POMPIDOU CENTRE, METZ

In stark contrast to the historic centre, we started our second day in Metz at the Pompidou Centre.  A sister museum to the Pompidou in Paris, it houses modern art exhibitions. The building is a work of art itself, built to resemble a ‘Chinese hat’.  On display for our visit…

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Art La Cour d'Or Metz

MUSEE DE LA COUR D’OR, METZ

Trying to summarise the Musee de La Cour d’Or  (Museum of the Golden Court) in Metz is proving to be problematic.  My first thought is that it tells the history of Metz, except it doesn’t actually do that.  What it does have though are floors and floors of seriously cool…

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Vegetarian Burger Michael Collins Brussels
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THE MICHAEL COLLINS VEGGIE BURGER

Last year Alison, Maxine and I began a mission to find the best burger in Brussels, we even gave it a fancy name; The Brussels Burger Quest.  We started strong, sampling the delights of Les Super Fils du Tram, L’Amour Fou, Ellis Burger, Manhattn’s and the Hard Rock Cafe. But…

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Stained Glass Windows Metz Cathedral

WINDOW SHOPPING AT SAINT ETIENNE CATHEDRAL, METZ

Standing in the Place d’Arms, Philip and I had quite the debate… is the Saint Etienne Cathedral in Metz actually better the Notre Dame in Paris? Nicknamed ‘God’s Lantern’, because of all the light that comes in through the stained glass windows; we were blown away by the height of…

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Chimay Belgium

BEER AND CHEESE TASTING WITH CHIMAY

Does beer actually go with cheese?  That was my first thought when I received an invitation from Belgian Beer and Food Magazine to attend a tasting with Chimay. It was a special event for Women and Beer and when I arrived at Monk, our venue for the evening, I was…

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