• Bishops Waltham
  • Banks Bar Bistro, Bishop’s Waltham

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    Geoff and I visited Banks Bar Bistro in Bishop’s Waltham for lunch recently. It’s another of those ‘must visit’ places on my long list which I’m slowly going through but new places keep popping up. I’d walked past the restaurant only days before (it’s a one way street and I was walking in the opposite […]

  • New Zealand
  • Love Rosie Bakery: Tauranga, New Zealand

    It’s about time I (Helen) update you on my cake finds from across the world in New Zealand which is where I am currently living. After two weeks of hard graft in a kiwi pack house I’ve been desperate for a great. Local Love Rosie Bakery in Tauranga hit the spot.

  • Portsmouth
  • Café Rouge, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

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    Recently I went out for the day with my pal Catia. Our first stop was Design Vintage in West Stoke, West Sussex for a cake and coffee. They didn’t recognise me with ‘normal’ clothes on (I usually visit them whilst out cycling, its one of our favourite ‘pit-stops’) and only did so once I’d ordered […]

  • Portsmouth
  • Old Tom’s, Southsea, Portsmouth

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    Old Tom’s in Castle Road, Southsea opened around 7 weeks ago and belongs to Sant Yago, a tapas restaurant in Clarendon Rd., which we found very nice when we visited which was ages ago. Old Tom’s isn’t quite tapas, it’s ‘small plates’ which are a little larger than tapas. Castle Road has several lovely eateries […]