Get Real, In Riga

Riga seems to have become swallowed up in recent years by the stag party circuit. After 10pm the streets of the old town are awash with euro-pop and worse for wear westerners and if I never get invited to an “English bar” again it’ll be too soon. The Old town, is inarguably a beautiful place to…

RAWR Power

After my previous Stoke-on-Trend blog I received several comments about missing off RAWR. So I thought it only fair I heed the advice of my fellow Stoke-foodies and have some mid-week, guilt free eats. After spending the majority of my week in a Harvard referencing nightmare (Vaughan, 2017), the thought of eating something that hadn’t been…

Gin and Blog It

Gone are the times where your only gin-based option was a dusty bottle of Gordon’s hanging off the optics, these days this joyful juniper berry based beverage has gone pub-lic. Due to my being absent for Stoke’s Gin Festival on June the 23rd when I’ll be sunning myself in Santorini, (although the people behind the Gin Jamboree event save the…

Stoke-on-Trend

Stoke is changing. The local Wetherspoon’s is still in full swing, and the slightly tired pubs (not without their charm), are still around- HOWEVER, the past couple of years the city is experiencing a taste transformation. Bars, and eateries that feel more Shoreditch, than Stoke have began springing up. Perfect pizzas, mouth-watering cakes, and so many…

Get Your Rocks Off in Menorca

I can’t relax. I can sit for England, but relaxing is another matter. An hour on the beach and I’m bored, not to mention highly irritated by the amount of sand that has already taken refuge in my flip flops. So Menorca wasn’t my first choice, however I decided to give it ago and explore ‘beyond the beach’. With…

Three for Free: Summer Festivals, 2017

Music Festivals are a typically  British, ever so slightly traumatic experience-and a great way to spend a sunny- although usually rainy, summer afternoon! However, in recent years the rising costs, and deteriorating line up (Craig David on the main stage, Seriously?) mean that paying £200+ to sleep in a bag, in a field living off pringles…