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5 Happy Things #25 | A Foodie Update…

November 17, 2017

Hello! It’s time for a little update again. The last few weeks, as ever, have been crazily busy. But I’m back with my 5 Happy Things!

I’ve had a number of events recently with some wonderful fellow bloggers. Moving to Birmingham at first was quite scary, but over the last year I’ve met some wonderful Brum Bloggers that have ended up becoming very good friends of mine. You should check out their blogs – Laura, George, Fay and Helen!

5 Happy Things - Bucket of Piper Heidsdeck Champagne Bottles

5 Happy Things - Piper Heidsdeck Champagne Being Poured

5 Happy Things - Press For Champagne Button

Press for Champagne

A couple of weeks back we headed to the Edwardian Tea Room at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. A stunning space, which I hear from some of the others has a great food menu. However, we were there for something not so foodie! Piper Heidsieck have joined forces with the tea rooms to run some ‘Press for Champagne’ buttons (we had much fun pressing). The first ‘press for’ in Birmingham, which is rather exciting. So when you next sit down in the tea rooms for lunch, maybe you can make it a boozy one!

5 Happy Things - Stable Free Ranger Pizza

5 Happy Things - Four Cheese Pizza

The Stable Birmingham

The ladies and I were hungry so we ran off for some food after our champagne. We headed to The Stable (conveniently close to the station) for their delicious pizza. I have already featured The Stable before, having come across them in Poole whilst on holiday with Dr W. Their thin and crispy pizzas are delicious and I seriously wish they’d consider opening in Worcester! Please make it so!

5 Happy Things - ODC Cider Bottles

ODC Cider

Whilst we were at The Stable we were invited to try out a new cider being trialled in the Birmingham branch. ODC Cider is a fruity cider that is born and bred out of Birmingham and prides itself on being vegan. I’m not a sweet drinks person at all (as I’ve discussed before). But it was pleasant, a summer drink to be served over ice for sure. I know many of the usual fruity cider drinkers of our group enjoyed it.

5 Happy Things - Ulverston Adventures


Dr W and I (again) have been like passing ships in the night lately. So the other weekend we dragged ourselves away from Worcester and headed north to spend some time with some good friends of ours. We stayed in Rampside, but whilst there we ventured into Ulverston. Whilst wandering around the lovely South Lakes town we discovered the Virginia House Gin Parlour. I was seriously impressed! Whilst there I really enjoyed my Fishers Gin and tonic. When we go back early next year, I will be revisiting!

5 Happy Things - Epic Burger and Fries at Farmers Arms Baycliff

Famers Arms, Baycliff

For our dinner that evening we headed nearby to a little village called Baycliff. A very popular pub with only a few covers is based here, I was so glad our friends had booked us in. The menu is all burgers and wings, but they pride themselves on local meat and poultry and they do cater to veggies and vegans well too so don’t be put off! Dr W had the Big Bowzer Burger, with two patties, brisket and hash browns! He finished most of it! The salt and pepper fries were delicious too – the perfect addition to my buttermilk chicken (not pictured – sorry!) We really enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back again.

As usual food and drink top my list, but it’s the company that counts. I’ve really been making the most of time with friends lately. What’s making you happy at the moment? Let me know in the comments,


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P.S. I was invited by East Village PR to check out the Press for Champagne buttons! The Edwardian Tea Rooms is located at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3DH.

P.P.S. I was invited by Delicious PR to check out ODC Cider at Stable Birmingham, which is located at 115 John Bright St, Birmingham B1 1BE.

P.P.P.S. The Virginia House Gin Parlour is located at 24 Queen St, Ulverston LA12 7AF.

P.P.P.P.S. The Farmers Arms is located at Main Rd, Baycliff, Ulverston LA12 9RP.

>As ever all words and photos are my own<


  • Reply Elizabeth Cole November 19, 2017 at 12:32 am

    That pizza looks so good! Looks like you’ve had a great time lately!

  • Reply Jasmin Charlotte November 17, 2017 at 9:59 am

    So much delish food in this post! I really need to get to a ‘press for’ restaurant! x

  • Reply Elizabeth @ Rosalilium November 17, 2017 at 9:53 am

    I am definitely going to have to check out the tea rooms for the ‘press for champagne’ opportunity! How fun!

  • Reply Ellie Dickinson November 17, 2017 at 9:32 am

    I love the idea behind press for champagne! It sounds like SO much fun!

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  • Reply Emma @ Adventures of a London Kiwi November 17, 2017 at 9:12 am

    This sounds like such a tasty week – I’m never happier than at a table surrounded by friends either!

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