Food: Bill’s Cambridge

Spring is always a busy time for our household with all four birthdays falling in a seven-week period, starting with mine in April. This year we also had a wonderful family wedding in May, so it really has been a time of non-stop celebrations! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Also with an April birthday, twelve days before mine, is my Mum. When I was invited to enjoy a meal at Bill’s restaurant in Cambridge, it was the perfect opportunity to take my foot off the pedal for a while and enjoy a joint birthday lunch.

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Food: The Ivy Cambridge Brasserie

The Ivy. Those two words conjure up images of the rich & famous, of opulence, glamour, a place to see and be seen. In 2017, The Ivy in Covent Garden celebrated its centenary; having begun life in 1917 as a modest cafรฉ, it quickly gained in popularity becoming an iconic London destination, known the world over.

My home city of Cambridge is now home to The Ivy Brasserie; it’s one of the newest restaurants to join The Ivy Collection.ย Opening day was Wednesday 14th March 2018, and I was invited to join a Bloggers’ Breakfast that morning. Would The Ivy live up to its reputation?

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Ten months to go . . .

Last week, it was the third anniversary of #100DaysNoTV. I knew it was coming up but I didn’t celebrate and it slipped past, quietly. I regret it now; not because I missed out on a bottle of bubbles (who needs an excuse, anyway?) but because I’ve reflected on how much of a back seat my blog has taken over these last couple of months.

So far, 2018 has been a funny old year for the Smiths. I’m not going to dwell on it. Instead, I’m looking forward to the next 10 months. Blog-wise, I have some tantalising experiences to look forward to. For the first time in quite a while, I feel energised. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Blogging โ€“ Time to reflect

I haven’t felt a lot like a blogger lately. Just writing those words makes me a little bit sad; when I began my #100DaysNoTV project, blogging became one of the most important things in my life. In order to look ahead to the future, and stop worrying about the last few months, I decided toย write about why I have let thingsย slip, so that I can make sure that 2017 sees the rejuvenation of my blogging life, and I will get #100DaysNoTV back on track.ย 

Apologies for the lack of photos; nothing seemed quite right for this post.
Normal service will be resumed next time. ๐Ÿ™‚

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