Monday, 30 March 2015

Recent Food Adventures


While I've recently been away from my laptop I've been lucky enough to try a couple of new restaurants and revisit another. There's nothing more fun to me than trying something new and I thoroughly enjoyed all three experiences. Yum!

March Hare Pub - Cheadle Hulme

I pass this pub everyday on my way to work and they always have sandwiches boards outside advertising the different offers they have going on. One of them being Pie Day. When my parents came to visit and asked where we could go to eat that wasn't a chain I immediately thought of this pub.

For starters Topher and I shared this delight of cheesy breadness - garlic bread.


This was amazing! It tasted even better than it looked which was certainly an achievement. 

For mains I had steak and chips which were cooked to perfection. 


And Topher had the Beef and Merlot pie which he kindly stabbed the top of before I could get a photo. He said it was delicious. I definitely need to get a pie the next time we visit. The Fisherman's pie sounds amazing. 


And finally for dessert we had the peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake. Perfect size portion and very tasty. I'm glad I didn't really look at the rest of the dessert menu as I would have had a difficult time making a choice. As soon as I saw peanut butter and chocolate I was sold.


All the food we picked was incredible so we will without a doubt be paying a second visit in the future.



A not so hidden treasure in Manchester's city centre, Moose's is an American style breakfast diner found tucked away on a side street behind Primark. Arrive early to avoid having to wait outside for a table like we did. Brrr!

My friends & Topher have all been before so it was finally my turn to sample some American style pancakes. They have plenty of other meals on the menu but I insisted on Pancakes. The kind of pancakes that I cannot finish as they are incredibly sweet but I pick them anyway knowing full well of this fact. You've got to do it once right?


Moose Granola and chocolate peanut butter pancakes. This was really nice but the maple syrup definitely wasn't needed and the oranges were handed over to Topher as it was just too many different flavours for me. Though oddly enough, neither of us could taste peanut butter. Strange. But I did enjoy what I could eat and now that my childish antics have been fulfilled, I can happily return and order something a bit more sensible like Topher did here.



Having visited Piccolino in Bramhall just before Christmas, I was looking forward to returning again for a colleagues birthday dinner last week.


I had struggled between two items on the menu last time so knew exactly what I would be ordering when I revisited. The seafood risotto.


As always, risotto is always much more filling than it looks so I was completely stuffed after eating this. Yum! Therefore when choosing dessert I picked what I thought would be a lighter option.


I forget its Italian name but this dish is basically espresso and amaretto served over a scoop of ice cream. Scrumptious! It was just the thing I needed and it cooled me down as I was baking under the outdoor heaters. Another place I'll be visiting again. 

Where have you eaten recently?

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

HWSW Episode 8: Finding the Thing

Topher and I are finally back recording He Watch, She Watch again! Take a look at our latest episode where we watch Finding Nemo and The Thing.

We also added in a new section where we discuss recent films we've seen.

Let us know what you think!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Moving on up


Just a quick note to let you know that Nomad Seeks Home is going places. It's seeking more of a permanent home. I'm finally making the move from Blogspot to Wordpress. Not only that but I've now got my own domain.

Rather snazzy if I do say so myself. So while all the kinks are worked out on this side and I move all my photos to an actual storage location (I urge you to store your photos somewhere other than blogspot!) you will have to forgive the quietness. 

Rest assured Nomad Seeks Home will be back in a week or two - bright shiny and new. I didn't mean to make that rhyme. 

Wish me luck!

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Reading List


Since Christmas and my holiday, I haven't got any reading done at all. At least nothing that hasn't been on a screen. Mainly for the reason that I ran out of books in my possession. I'm the kind of person who buys books in batches from Amazon and devours them one by one the day they start hitting the doormat. 

So for the next month or so my to read list will be occurring in the following order. 

Pickles has been reading too but he's a bit too emotional about it. 


Come on little guy, you're only on the first page!

Have you read any of the books I'm going to read? What are you reading at the moment?

Happy World Book Day!

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Top picks #14

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1. Dress, $49.99 – Modcloth

My love of bicycle print items continues. Is it summer yet?

I adore this print! I want it on everything.

I’m trying to wean myself off neutrals and monochrome but I can’t resist the embellishment on this t-shirt.

My love of cute little charms has returned. This ring is so sweet!

These seem like good quality sandals that would go with everything.

I fell in love with the printed peter pan collar. Simple and chic.

This dress is gorgeous! 

The cushions we have on our sofa at the moment have covers that really aren’t to my taste. I would love to have different non matching covers and this one is a great place to start.

What's on your must have list this week?