Hidden Gem: Wyevale Garden Centre

Blogging and Instagram have been the two biggest things that keep me active and get me out of the house. Without these motivations, I would absolutely sit at home by myself all weekend. When I was 5, my teacher called my mum in and told her that there’s something wrong with me as I didn’t want to go and play with the other kids, all I wanted to do was read books. This is me.

My phone often complains to me that I have too many photos saved, and while, yes, a fair few of them are photos of my own food, the majority are screenshots of places I want to go visit. [Read more…]

No 30 Cafe, Cambridge

Cambridge’s newest cafe, luckily, is just down the road from me and so I had no excuse in having a look as soon as it opened. Tucked away next to the towering Waterman Pub (also new – review coming soon!), No 30 is a pretty little cafe serving cake, tea and brunchy lunchy food.

The very small space was full to bursting; clientele being mainly young families when I went there, and I thought that it might die down in the following weeks, but every time I cycle past there, it’s still going strong. Just a short walk away from Stir, I wondered if it would be a hit, but it seems that Chesterton needed more tea!

I went for the gluten free cake and a pot of earl grey tea. The cake was lovely, and I did ask who made them; it seems it’s a mix of a local supplier and own-baked cakes. I’m very keen to promote local bakers through cafes, as there are so many great people about town, so I hope they are supporting a smaller business by going with one of these bakers as opposed to a mass producing cake place.

The whole place is decorated wonderfully, with even tiny details well thought out. If you like bustling places, this is one for you. I’m not sure what time to suggest to go to get a table though – maybe past toddler bedtime?? 😉

I’m so happy No 30 is right here and I can’t wait to go for brunch with the girls.

Find No 30 at 32 Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AX

 

Nairns Gluten Free Biscuit Breaks

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The one thing that annoys me the most about being gluten intolerant is that when I’m busy and out and about, it’s often really hard to find something suitable to snack on.

The past two weeks when I’ve been rushing out in the early morning to get to interviews, I’ve found that these Nairns gluten free biscuits have been a lifesaver. They’re kind of like the breakfast bars that you get normally, only of course without any gluten in them.

Honestly, you wouldn’t know that they were gluten free since they’re not dry or come away like sand like other gluten free snacks. And they fit into the little pouch in my “interview handbag” very nicely, meaning I can nibble on them when needed.

I’ve been getting mine from Tesco, but I’m sure other places also do them.

Has anyone else ever tried Nairns biscuits before? Any other recommendations?

 

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