• Stunning Eden Hall Posted on 16 May 2014

    Spring time escape to the beautiful Eden Hall Day Spa

    Any fellow beauty fanatic will agree, a luxurious escape to a spa can turn any day, come rain or shine, from drab to fab and let’s just say my day got drastically more fabulous after a visit to Nottinghamshire’s very own slice of heaven – Eden Hall Day Spa. The spa is located in Elston Village, near historic Newark, on the A46 Newark-to-Leicester, seven miles from the A1 and 25 miles from the M1. Whether you are looking for the escapism of a day spa retreat whilst in Nottinghamshire, a special gift, hen do, or some alternative therapy restoration, look no further, Eden Hall has you covered.

    After passing by

  • slade2 Posted on 02 May 2014

    The Nottingham Experience celebrates 25 years of business

    Today, The Nottingham Experience, owned by Nottingham historian and tour guide Chris Slade, celebrates its 25th anniversary. In this article, Chris writes about his long and fascinating career.  

    It was on Friday 13th May 1988 when I met my wife to be, Liz Alexander, who had been promoted at Boots. She had arrived in Nottingham on 2nd May from Eastbourne to take up the position of Personnel and Training Officer at the Victoria Centre branch. Over the following few months all of her family came up to visit from the south coast on a number of occasions and I showed them around Nottingham. Born and educated in Nottingham, I was also

  • The Emperor Tamarin help to look after the baby marmosets Posted on 12 February 2014

    Marmosets, meerkats and much more at the Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre

    On a sunny crisp dry Sunday in January, I set off in search of the newborn baby pygmy marmoset twins at The Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston, on the edge of north Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.

    What a surprise that just five minutes off the M1, junction 31, you can get up close and personal with so many spectacular animals. I’d been wanting to visit for a while and what better time than following the news of the arrival of newborn pygmy marmoset twins? However after two hours of wandering (and a nice cup of tea and cake on the sofas in the Butterfly Cafe) they were actually the last

  • Popcorn brownie with amaretto ice cream Posted on 26 November 2013

    Enjoy Christmas at Jamie’s Italian in Nottingham

    We were recently invited to try the new Christmas menu at Jamie’s Italian on Low Pavement in Nottingham City Centre – a festive feast the Italian way! For those who don’t know Nottingham, Jamie’s is in the perfect location by day to rest your shopping feet and in the heart of the action by night.

    So back in early November we took our seats at a table with a view of the beautiful gardens out back, before Christmas crackers had even appeared on the table and Bing Crosby played in the background. If you’ve not been before, it’s set in one of

  • In Notts We Love To Put Our Feet Up Posted on 29 October 2013

    Put your feet up at Maluwa Holistic Therapies

    When I heard Maluwa Holistic Therapies had not only opened a salon (in addition to their events business) but also had reflexology on the menu, I was over to see them in a flash. In fact my feet were so excited they couldn’t get there fast enough themselves.

    Now what better way to relax after exploring the sights of Nottinghamshire or exploring the shops of Nottingham city centre than a luxurious spa treatment? Even better, how about one that soothes every inch of your feet, ankles and more? I can’t recommend reflexology enough. Having only had it previously overseas whilst on holiday, with a non-English speaking therapist, I knew I loved

  • Escabeche daytime dining Posted on 28 August 2013

    Nottingham meets Nerja

    Friday 23rd August and I venture out into a sunny West Bridgford for a working lunch with our Business Development Manager, Rachel. She wants to meet Natalie, the manager at Escabeche, a Mediterranean tapas bar and restaurant on Bridgford Road.


    A warm welcome at the beautiful Escabeche

    As we walk around the corner from the car park my eyes light up as I realise we’re going to the pretty looking place with a stunning green living wall all over the front of the building, and a sun trap patio

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