Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Brunch at Becketts in Southsea

Becketts is the restaurant in Southsea that’s been recommended to me over and over again. It’s been a Portsmouth staple for the last 30 years but came under new management in 2016 and is thriving in the city’s vibrant food scene.

It has an excellent reputation and now I’ve finally managed to visit I totally understand the hype.

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Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil

Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil

My aversion to early mornings is nothing new. For me, there is no catching of the worm, I like my bed, I love sleep and lazy mornings are the best!

Over time I’ve learnt that there things I can do to lessen the impact of the inevitable alarm clock’s call. For me, early morning starts are remedied by coffee, sunshine and hot toasted banana bread.

On a recent work trip, an early start lead to the discovery of an excellent coffee spot in the heart of South Somerset’s Yeovil called Finca.

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Cupcakes from Flour at Jersey’s Central Market

Cupcakes from Flour at Jersey’s Central Market

A good cupcake is hard to beat. Getting the ratio of topping to sponge is key. I’m a bit of a cupcake snob. For me to rave about a cupcake it’s got to be spectacular!

Take a look at the cupcakes I picked up from Flour. These treats made our journey home on the ferry back from Jersey much more bearable…

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The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey

The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey

So no-one told you life was gonna be this way 👏👏👏👏. This is the one where we had coffee at the closest version to a real-life Central Perk from Friends.

Take a look at Bean Around The World, an amazing coffee spot in Jersey…

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Cake from Cherry Trees in Padstow

Cake from Cherry Trees in Padstow

A big slab of cake from Padstow’s favourite cake shop Cherry Trees is the perfect pick me up mid-afternoon on your travels.

With a charming backstory and amazing produce, it’s easy to see why it’s a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike.

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Yoga and Wellbeing at The Awakening Festival on the Isle of Wight

Yoga and Wellbeing at The Awakening Festival on the Isle of Wight

[AD] Weston Manor House welcomed the The Awakening Festival in June, a whole weekend dedicated to re-igniting the home fires, yoga, meditation and wellbeing.

Take a look at the inaugural year of this festival in picturesque Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.

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