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.
Dr Legba’s kindly invited us down and plied up with booze for free. Opinions remain 100% honest and my own.
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.
We were very kindly provided with these tickets free c/o Box Office UK. All opinions remains 100% honest and my own.
Despite living close to and working in London, whenever I get the choice of a night out or a weekend of fun, it’s always my go-to.
With amazing architecture and restaurants, cool bars and an endless supply of activities, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to planning a day or night out in the Big Smoke, however, one thing we never seem to opt for is going to the theatre. There’s no real reason for this, it’s just not something that ever springs to mind.
I think I could count on one hand the amount of times I’ve been to the theatre in my lifetime – The Importance of Being Earnest, Betty Blue Eyes, Jersey Boys, a panto and a Sooty & Co show which I still remember so well despite being pretty young when we saw it. (We were up in the high seats and could see the man with his hand up the puppets’ backsides, but it was still bloomin’ magical as far as we were concerned).
We were invited to try the Bourgee Southend Airport menu in exchange for a review.
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!
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!