So this first picture doesn’t fit in with anything else, but I was trying something I saw in my photo crafty book where you zoom while pressing the shutter, and I can’t wait to perfect this technique and get at least something in focus.
Weekend before last I was invited to attend a photography workshop at the Millennium Copthorne Hotel in Sheffield. I was a little scared to attend a photography workshop with many established bloggers thinking I’d be the only one who had no clue about half the settings on my camera. I was quickly put at ease though as everyone at our table let out surprised squeals at each new thing we learned.
Today I’m finally showing you a little of where I’ve spent my last two weekends. Marketplace Alehouse and Deli is right in the centre of Doncaster, along the back end of the market. Once you locate it amongst the pubs, you sort of feel like your headed into a secret place as it’s quite small, but don’t be fooled, it’s big in all the right places. The ale selection is unlike anywhere else in Doncaster, you’d normally have to head to York for these sorts of choices. If you want try one of the bottles there is a 75 pence surcharge for drinking in (fair enough, washing glasses isn’t fun!) but with whats on tap constantly changing, you can easily have a couple different pints every time you visit. Be warned though, once you find a favourite, get your fill in while you can because chances are it won’t return! While this might sound like devastating news, don’t fret, you will likely find a new favourite and the cycle continues. They also carry local spirits, the owners pointed out some vodka that is distilled right around the corner from us, which is super random but pretty neat. Not in the mood for ale? Go somewhere else! Just kidding, set yourself down and have a cup of coffee. I haven’t tried it myself, but Sarah came and had some and said it was definitely one of the better coffees she’s had around. We both found out we are a little bit snobbish when it comes to our coffee, so this is a win for coffee lovers too. They also cater to the non beer drinkers with wine and cider. While you’re enjoying your pint (or half if you’re so inclined) I would highly suggest you order a sharing board. Do it. You won’t regret it. When meeting my friend Bev in the afternoon we had planned to have a pint and a sharing board and be on our merry way. Over five hours later we finally left…time just gets away from you here. The first platter we ordered was the Italian board, and oh man, SO GOOD! We opted for a large and I’m glad we did. As you can see above, it looks pretty tasty. We devoured it. They also do some pretty epic looking banquettes, so that’s next on the to try list. By the time Bev’s boyfriend Kyle joined us, we had obviously long since finished out board, and so he ordered the German board and told us we could have some. We said, oh no, we couldn’t possibly, we are full. But once it came, the protests went out the window and we nibbled along with him. I think this was my new favourite of the two. I’m a sucker for sausage and sauerkraut. I am in two minds if I want to post this as I want everyone to know how awesome this place is, and what love and attention has gone into it. On the other hand I want there to always be a seat for me! Such is life. I won’t be selfish though and I’ll share I suppose. They are only open on Fridays and Saturdays so catch them while you can. If you want to see some better pictures, check out Sarah’s post. She loves this place just as much as I do, and I hope if you check it out you will too.
Oh hi there, did you think I disappeared? Well I sort of did from this space, but if you’ve been following along on Instagram you’ll know we went on holiday to Cyprus for a week, and it was AWESOME.
Friday I arrived in to Kings Cross station then hopped on the tube straight to Archway to meet Lauren. She and her friend Kylie were having a drink right near the station so I headed straight there to join them. Aplogies for all the fuzzy pictures, but it’s a perfect representation of our night, fuzzy fuzzy fuzzy. CONTINUE READING