• curry in nottingham Posted on 19 September 2017

    Dinner at Cosmo Nottingham

    Everyone has days when they’re not sure what we fancy for dinner and on Wednesday last week that’s exactly how I felt after I left the office. I couldn’t make up my mind whether I felt like cooking and if I did, what I wanted to cook.

    After some deliberations me and my date decided to head to Cosmo knowing that we’ll be spoilt for choice with a selection of fresh food under one roof. I’m a huge Japanese food fan and Cosmo is famous for their teppanyaki chefs, as well as a selection of delicious sushi. We were both excited to mix and match our favourite dishes from around the world.

  • BromleyHouseS-01 Posted on 08 September 2017

    Discovering The Secrets of Bromley House Library

    Despite the world becoming increasingly digitalised, our appreciation of good old paper and ink is gradually growing. The forces of technology are not deterring bibliophiles and bookworms from declaring their love for the treasured practice of browsing bookshelves and getting lost in print.

    Literary legends Lord Byron, DH Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe all resided in Nottingham and the city’s spirit was fused into their words and rebellious ideologies. And it seems ink still runs in our veins: the strength of the city’s contemporary literary scene led to Nottingham being named UNESCO City of Literature in 2015.

    So where in Nottingham can you find yourself surrounded by

  • 20170812_160828 Posted on 06 September 2017

    Cake and dinosaurs at Debbie Bryan

    Looking for an afternoon out with the kids which the whole family can genuinely enjoy?

    It’s not often we go somewhere for kids craft which also ticks all the boxes of my ideal afternoon out, but a crafternoon tea for kids at Debbie Bryan was a real treat for all of us.

    Set in the heart of the Lace Market in Nottingham, Debbie Bryan is a shop, studio, tea room and all round creative space, with an amazing array of events and hands-on workshops throughout the year. We visited in the summer to try out a new range of craft activities for children, taking my two boys aged three and one to

  • Sherwood Pines Cycling MED Posted on 30 August 2017

    OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 4: Things to Do in North Nottinghamshire

    North Nottinghamshire is a beautiful part of the county with expansive countryside waiting to be explored, an array of interesting and exciting attractions to visit and excellent cycle routes popular with every level of cyclist. For ideas on where to stop off for food and drink, please read part one of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain blog here.

    Cycle Routes

    Clumber Park Cycle Route, Worksop

    Clumber Park is a National Trust Property with an expansive parkland, farmland and woodland covering over 3800 acres. It was once the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, and now offers colourful scenery throughout the year, thanks to the wide variety of types of trees and its

  • SAM_1233 Posted on 29 August 2017

    OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 4: Places to Eat & Drink in North Nottinghamshire

    North Nottinghamshire offers an array of delightful eateries, whether you are looking for an atmospheric dinner, a coffee break or even a sweet treat, the county makes sure you won’t go without whilst visiting for this exciting race. For ideas on things to do and places to visit, please read part two of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain blog here.

    Cafes & Restaurants

    Ollerton Watermill & Teashop, Newark

    A recently restored watermill that houses a Visitor Centre and Teashop, situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Dating back to 1713 and being the only working watermill in Nottinghamshire, this treasure offers the perfect tea and cake stop, combined with a piece of Nottinghamshire heritage. Read

  • hart's nottingham Posted on 18 August 2017

    Celebrate National Photography Day in Nottingham

    Saturday 19th August sees the return of a celebration for all those selfie lovers out there – the National Photography Day – and we couldn’t miss this great opportunity to share some of our favourite snaps taken around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and posted on Instagram using #lovenotts.

    Without further ado, here is our top 5 photos taken by lovely people of Instagram.

    1. Nottingham’s Lace Market is rich not only in history, quirky shops and cafes, but also in urban art. This photo shows a great example of Lace Market’s street art displayed on the building where Nottingham College and a host of new media and PR companies are based. A collective or artists from

  • Naturescape Posted on 10 August 2017

    Explore | Stay | Eat | Play | South Nottinghamshire (Part Two)

    Following on from last week’s blog on where to eat and stay in South Nottinghamshire, we present part two – profiling more of the area’s great independent businesses. This week we bring you the best places to pick up delicious local produce (perfect for picnickers and those in self-catering accommodation) and some great alternative days out.

    S H O P

    Harker’s Farm Shop (Clipston-on-the-Wolds near Keyworth)

    A finalist in the prestigious FARMA Awards (Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association), Harker’s is a gem of local produce in the Nottinghamshire countryside, selling lots of delicious produce including meat, vegetables, delicious sauces, fresh bread, fish, local honey, jams, chutneys, free

  • A Pint of Castle Rock Ale Posted on 04 August 2017

    Ales & Trails: 10 of Nottingham’s Greatest Beer & Ale Attractions

    Nottingham has had a longstanding love affair with ale and beer. When the sandstone caves which lay beneath the city were first dug in the medieval era, they were quickly discovered to be the perfect temperature for brewing and storing ale, and so began a dedicated passion for folk of Nottingham.

    Mash Tun at Castle Rock Brewery

    Known throughout the country for its excellent brews, even in the 17th century word got around. Cecilia Fiennes, a traveller whose expeditions are well noted in her published journals, spoke of visiting the cellars at the Crown Inn (now thought to be one of Nottingham’s oldest pubs The Salutation Inn).

    She wrote,

  • Jerico farm collage Posted on 04 August 2017

    Explore | Stay | Eat | Play | South Nottinghamshire (Part One)

    Just a short trip out of the city centre, South Nottinghamshire has some wonderful attractions to explore and a great selection of bed and breakfasts, holiday cottages and campsites. With brilliant connections to our diverse neighbouring counties of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, and Derbyshire, the area has the wild greenery of the countryside whilst being close to the urban cool of the city.

    We’ve put the spotlight on south Nottinghamshire and rounded up some of our favourite spots to sleep, eat and drink. Watch out for part two next week, looking at shopping and attractions in the area!

    S T A Y

    Canbyfield Holiday Cottages

    Canbyfield Cottage

    This one bedroom self-catering cottage is modern

  • unesco city of literature nottingham Posted on 19 July 2017

    Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

    Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another.

    Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages and make them used globally, with Latin being one of the first languages widely-spread across Europe. Back then Latin was a language of science, literature, law, and administration. It was also used in churches, and most books were written in Latin as well. Then there was time for French and Spanish, during the colonisation period. French then took over and it became

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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Pride and Prejudice at Nottingham Playhouse

This brand new comic adaptation by a stand-up comedian Sara Pascoe with an original score from Emmy the Great and directed by Susannah Tresilian (Director of Posh in 2015) didn’t disappoint. We went to see it for ourselves this week so continue reading if you want to find out what we thought about it. Genevieve – Sara Pascoe isn’t a name that you would expect to…