A few months ago, Bob and I decided to venture out on our first date night since having Freya. We decided to go to Le Cochon Aveugle in York after having to cancel a booking there earlier in 2017. We had originally booked to go around March-April time 2017 and then found out we were pregnant. As I didn’t want to miss out on amazing food but knowing that the menu was served blind, we decided to cancel at the time and rebook at a later date. The team at the restaurant was very understanding and allowed us to cancel as soon as we knew about the baby.
Fast forward to November 2017, and we finally got to enjoy the 8 course tasting menu that we had thought about all year. For those of you that may not know, the restaurant was set up in 2014 by 26-year-old chef Joshua Overington and his partner Victoria. Joshua then went on to represent the North East in Great British Menu; a show both Bob and I had watched for a couple of years. Incredibly we had not long had to cancel our booking for this restaurant, than saw Joshua on the TV taking part in the show and were absolutely gutted when we found out he owned the restaurant we were desperate to try out.
On entrance to the restaurant we were really impressed with how intimate it felt and for our first date night since having a baby; the perfect setting for such an event.
As you all know, I got married earlier in the year & when it comes to planning a wedding, it is easy to let stress get on top of you. Sometimes it can be difficult to look forward to the day itself because you are so caught up in all of the minor details. That is why it is important to take a step back and evaluate the situation. Anything is possible; you just need to plan ahead. If you are wondering where to start, you will need to read on. Below is the ultimate wedding checklist.
Decide on a venue
In order to get your invites out on time, you will need to prioritise the selection of your venue. Make sure that you choose a location that you are truly in love with. You should be aiming for a venue that you are happy to remember for the rest of your life. If you are struggling for options, why not look online? This will make the process much simpler, as you will be able to filter your search results. Say you are trying to find wedding venues in Northamptonshire, there are plenty of incredible locations for you to choose from.
Select your refreshments
If you are going to show your guests a good time, it is vital that you have plenty of food and drink to offer them. Make sure that you attend tastings when you are making your decisions. This will save you from being disappointed on the big day. It will also help you to pair together your choices. Don’t be afraid to ask your loved ones for advice. Try to find someone who is especially picky, as this is a great way for you to be certain of honest feedback.
Last week I was invited to The Botanist 1st Birthday Celebration’s in York and when the invite landed in my email inbox, I was excited to go out an enjoy a few drinks. Bob was on baby duty so I asked his mum to come along to the event with me which she kindly accepted.
I’d only actually been to The Botanist twice since it opened; mainly because I’d been pregnant since January and drinking obviously was not an option. I took my mum to a cocktail tasting event earlier in the year and enjoyed mocktails whilst she enjoyed the alcohol. The next time I went was during the day for some training and rather than drinking, I enjoyed their incredible lunch menu.