Timmerman’s: Sunday Brunch on top of the Bluff

So there’s this Supper Club in East Dubuque, Illinois by the name of Timmerman’s.  It sits high up on top of a bluff that partly overlooks the Mississippi River.  From the outside it doesn’t look like much, but once inside, the restaurant is surrounded with windows and you’re greeted with a pretty awesome view!

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My Favourite American Restaurant…& Not a Hamburger in Sight!

What food do you think of when you think of America?  Burgers?  Grilled/fried chicken? Pizza?  Well I’ve discovered a restaurant without a single burger on the menu!  On my first visit to Iowa back in 2014, my other half took me to HuHot Mongolian Grill and it’s definitely a firm favourite of ours now I’m living here permanently!

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My Local British Bucket List

Before I emigrate, me and my Mum came up with a bucket list of all the things we wanted to do together before I left.  There was a mixture of things we’d done before, enjoy doing and just wanted to do again and some things that were completely new to us.  We worked out roughly a 1 hour radius from our home so we could do some things in an afternoon, an Essex bucket list with a small side of London!

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10 Reasons to Love the Great (but tacky) British Seaside

I find it amazing that no matter where you are within the UK, you are never more than 70 miles away from the sea.  Growing up in Essex it was always such a treat to spend a Saturday afternoon either in Clacton or Southend, me and my Sister used to beg to go!  Granted, they aren’t the nicest seaside towns in Britain, there are some really lovely ones around the country, but they still had all the things that make British seaside towns great, even though they may be a little tacky and outdated, I love them.

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Toad in the Hole – British Recipes to take Stateside!

My first recipe that isn’t a sweet!  It seems to be a big thing in America that home made recipes are cooked to a large scale and then taken to family gatherings where everyone shares them.  I’ve found the perfect British twist that is SO easy to make!  Funnily enough, it’s not made with toad…in fact it’s sausages cooked in a Yorkshire Pudding, a batter similar to pancake mix.  I love Yorkshires, despite being made with the same ingredients as pancakes, rather than serving them with syrups, they are served with gravy!  Just like a pie…only batter rather than pastry!

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A Different Perspective: 48hrs in Prague Using a Kids Guide

I don’t know about everyone else, but I get a little bit bored reading the same ‘must do’ posts over and over, there are only so many museums/churches/galleries you can visit.  So for my 48 hour trip to Prague, Czech Republic, I decided to plan the whole trip using a Kids in Prague guide (which I picked up by chance at the Destinations Show in London!).  I visited with my Sister, we are both mid to late 20’s, obviously we didn’t visit playgrounds, we just wanted different inspiration, here’s how we spent our 48 hours !

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6 Food Stops on Route 66!

When doing a road trip like Route 66, you pass through hundreds of little towns, all with places to stop and eat, it’s impossible to stop at every single one without either bankrupting yourself or returning home double the weight of what you were when you started!  To save money, for some meals we stopped at gas stations and supermarkets such as Walmart and ate the complimentary breakfasts at the hotels, this way we only had to pay for a full meal once a day.  Here are 6 of my favourite food stops along Route 66!

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Icelandic Chocolate Easter Eggs

Icelandic Easter EggAs a part time traveller and living in the UK, Easter is a great time to travel as it means extra ‘public holiday’ days off work!  It almost means that I’ve been able to experience how other cultures celebrate Easter and Iceland tops it when it comes to their AMAZING chocolate eggs.  Iceland has its own chocolate factory ‘Noi Sirius’ located just outside of Reykjavik, they are the masters behind the eggs.  The eggs come in different sizes (from size 2 up to 10) and are FILLED with all different types of Icelandic chocolate and sweets, such as: chocolate caramels, malt balls, chocolate covered liquorice and hard boiled sweets.  Mine was a size 4, it had a chick on the top, a chocolate and flowers stuck to the egg and LOADS of sweets inside.

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