Hello, and a huge warm welcome to my blog! My name’s Charlotte Jayne Jackson and I’m currently based in Shropshire, England. The main focus of my blog is fashion, food and adventures so if that sounds great to you stick around, take a look, and enjoy! ~ x
Hello and I hope you are having a wonderful December first! I haven’t posted much on here lately as England went into a second lockdown at the start of November and I didn’t want to post something just for the sake of posting, ya know?
Happily, that lockdown finishes TOMORROW (Dec 2nd) so I want to post a lot of Christmassy content this month (well at least I intend to…we’ll see haha).
BUT before I do that I want to write about last March when the literal last thing I did before the Rona took over was visit a sky bar in Birmingham!!
It was my friends idea as she’s lived in Birmingham for a couple years now and really recommend it for a fun evening…
Before we went we had a day shopping and eventually got tapas at a Spanish restaurant, which was incredibly divine. Of course we also had some cocktails 🍸
We headed up to the bar around 10:30pm and sat outside with a view of the city ~ inside they had a piano and places to dine and it was honestly just a really lovely place to go.
It’s weird that it’s March again in 3 months…this year has gone so fast because none of us have done anything!!! I hope 2021 brings back some normality and adventures.
Back in May of 2019 I visited a beautiful restaurant in Kings Cross, London while visiting a friend who was living in the city at the time. The restaurant was named the ‘German Gymnasium’ and sold German inspired dishes. Even though it was more than a year ago, it was such a great experience that I want to post about it on here so that I can remember it in the future…
The food was incredible and we were both extremely full on our way out of the restaurant to make our theatre reservation for ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’.
As me and my friend are both vegetarian, we had the same starter and main (as we usually end up doing!). We both had the soup to start followed by the ‘Schupfnudeln and Seasonal Young Vegetables’.
The restaurant was very elegant and pretty with a grand piano and seating over two levels. The perfect spot for a working/ business lunch!
On Sunday I visited a dessert restaurant in Shrewsbury for lunch. This was my first ever time at a dessert restaurant and I loved it! We ordered french toast and a strawberry and chocolate crepe and shared it between the two of us. It was so delicious, with the crepe being my wining favourite…
The restaurant was called ‘Sweet’ and it had a very colourful and vibrant charm to it. I would definitely recommend visiting here if you ever come to Shrewsbury as the food is delightful and the place just makes you feel happy.
I think it’s important at this time, during a pandemic, to make the most of eating out so that businesses can continue to do well and thrive. It must be a very worrying time for restaurant owners not knowing if they may be forced to close at any time.
You just have to remember to try and stay safe while you visit!
Visiting cafes and restaurants is something I have always loved to do so I missed it a lot during lockdown this summer… hopefully another lockdown won’t happen again any time soon.