A Visit to: Mini Monsters Soft Play, Oakham

28 July 2017
When I visited Mini Monsters Soft Play Area in Oakham I was surprised such an amazing place existed in Rutland, one I had not yet heard of. I visited with my godson, Edward who is 17 months old. We arrived with a couple of friends joined us with their children to so we could try Mini Monsters out for ourselves.

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Pitta Chips & Dips | Rutland Blogger Recipes

21 July 2017
Earlier in the month, I announced the new series I'm introducing to the blog, and that is 'The Rutland Blogger Recipes'. As a keen cook and baker, I've always enjoyed experimenting in the kitchen.

I asked the readers what they would like to see covered on the blog, and you guys said recipes and food ideas. So, I've launched 'The Rutland Blogger Recipes' - enjoy!

To begin, I thought as it's summer, why not share a quick and easy BBQ snack or dinner party finger-food idea that I love! Whether you enjoy experimenting in the kitchen too, or you'd like an idea for an upcoming BBQ or party, then this could be an affordable and easy-to-do recipe that suits you.

Wholemeal Pitta Chips with Hummus and Avocado Guac Dips.

My Top 10: In and Around Rutland

18 July 2017
Having not posted on the blog in a couple of weeks (apologies about that!), I thought I would share a list of my favourite places to visit in and around Rutland and Stamford that may be of interest to you this summer.

Find out where I like to spend my time around the county.

BBC Antique Experts Visit Fotheringhay Raising £6,000

4 July 2017
At the weekend we stepped over the Rutland border and headed to the stunning local Northamptonshire village of Fotheringhay. On 2nd July all your favourite BBC antique experts visited Fotheringhay to support the church for a day of valuing, where locals visited and received an expert's valuation on their special treasures, which helped raise £6,000 for 'The Friends of Fotheringhay Church' - a charitable organisation dedicated to restoring and preserving Fotheringhay Church.

John Foster taking a closer look at a gentleman's collection of penknives.
(Photo Credit: Rutland Creative/The Rutland Blogger)

A Visit to: Lace & Pearl Bridal, Oakham

2 July 2017

In June we headed down to Lace & Pearl Bridal at Oakham Enterprise Park to meet with the owner, Naomi Sparks-Wisden to take a look around her gorgeous bridal boutique and to find out more about her business.

Alfred Angelo 2624 Blush Pink Lace Overlay Princess Gown - £900
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