From Ping Pong bars and Thai food to flower shows and book reviews, take a look at what’s coming up this month on SallyAkins.com!
“And the heat goes on…!”
Yes, after a brief deluge at the weekend, the warm weather is back again. I’m glad that the gardens have had a good watering, but I didn’t realise how much I enjoyed the heat til it was gone.
I’m sort of taking a bit of a break over the summer. And if you think it sounds as if I’m not sure, you’d be completely right. I’m taking some time off, but still keeping in touch with everything behind the scenes. So it doesn’t really feel like a break, to be honest.
Normally we go to Portugal in the summer holidays, to the beautiful beach of Burgau that you can see in the photo above. But this summer the boys are just so busy with summer jobs and NCS, so we’re staying at home instead.
That doesn’t mean that the blog will be quiet in August though, here’s a look at what’s coming up over the next few weeks.
I’ll be wrapping up coverage of my stay at Puddle Duck Cottage in Ironbridge, with a suggested itinerary for your weekend at the cottage and my personal Top 10 things to do in Ironbridge.
It won’t be the last that you see of Ironbridge though. We totally fell in love with the area when we stayed there in June, and I know we’ll be going back very soon.
My National Holidays Mystery Weekend competition closes on 12th August 2018. So click here to enter the giveaway and be in with a chance of winning a Mystery Tour for two people.
But don’t worry, I’ve got another giveaway lined up already, this time you can win a fantastic travel gift from Prezzybox – more details coming soon.
And right at the end of the month, I’ll be heading over to Nuremberg for a visit. It’s the first time I’ve visited the city, and I can’t wait to explore. Keep an eye out on social media for my updates on Twitter, Instagram Stories, IGTV and Facebook.
I also have some more fabulous guest posts lined up later this month, on subjects as diverse as travelling with dogs and planning for a career break!
My review of the Sunday Lunch carvery at the Park Regis Birmingham will be going live later today. We really enjoyed our Sunday roast, and didn’t have to cook or wash up – result!
Later this month, I’ll also be attending the opening of a brand new Ping Pong bar in Birmingham, so keep an eye on my Instagram account for that. A full review of SERVE will appear here on the blog in early September.
And I’ll also be reviewing a Thai restaurant that’s only a few minutes down the road from Ironbridge in Shropshire.
Oh, and don’t forget to enter the myBURGERbox giveaway which is running until 10th August 2018. I’ve also got a fab cookbook giveaway lined up for later in the month.
Look out for updates in the Lifestyle section from last month’s RHS Tatton Flower Show, and the Shrewsbury Flower Show.
I’ll also be reviewing two fantastic new novels, one of which is from one of my favourite rom-com authors, Lilly Bartlett. And I’ll also be picking out some of my favourite West End musicals!