The George and Dragon, Mountnessing, Essex

The George and Dragon, Mountnessing, Essex

One of my greatest pleasures in life, other than laying on my sofa and morphing into the comfy little potato I am, is going out for something to eat. Generally, I will always favour eating in a pub to a restaurant, I’m definitely more of a low-key, comfy venue lover rather than something a bit more swanky, so when I was asked to pop along to The George and Dragon pub in Mountnessing I jumped at the chance.

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A Weekend In Devon

A Weekend In Devon

 

On my birthday last year I set myself a task to visit 12 new places by the same time this year and, with the striking of midnight and saying goodbye to the absolute mess that was 2017, I promised myself that 2018 would be full of happiness and adventure. So far, so good – 2018 has seen a lot of smiles, a lot of laughs and my calendar is full of exciting times ahead, the most recent of which was a weekend in Devon.

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Dr Legba’s Emporium of Cocktails and Curiosities, Southend-on-Sea

Dr Legba’s Emporium of Cocktails and Curiosities, Southend-on-Sea

 

It’s the first payday weekend of the year and you can hear a collective sigh country-wide as everyone finally has a bit of cash in their pockets. With most of us getting paid prior to Christmas it felt like a long old month, but all of that’s in the past now and if you’re planning to spend some dollahhhhs this weekend and treat yourself to a night on the town DO I HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOU.

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Bourgee London Southend Airport

Bourgee London Southend Airport

 

Way back in 2014, Bourgee opened the doors to its very first restaurant, situated on Southend seafront, and I went along to see what they had to offer.

 

At the time I was majorly impressed, with the service being faultless, the décor being beautiful and the food being oh-so-good. Since then they’ve opened another branch in Chelmsford and there was talks of them opening one in Billericay, but this never came to fruition. However, little did I know until I was visiting Amsterdam a few weeks ago, they have a little Bourgee in London Southend Airport!

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A Weekend At Langar Hall, Nottinghamshire

A Weekend At Langar Hall, Nottinghamshire

As part of my 33 Before 33 I said that I wanted to visit 12 new places in the UK, however, that started on my birthday, so my visit to the beautiful Langar Hall a few days before doesn’t count unfortunately! However, it was a brilliant weekend and regardless of it being absolutely no help to my target, we had a lot of fun!

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