Nosh & Quaff is the latest offering from the eclectic, but well regarded Lasan Group in Birmingham. The latest addition to the group, which already features award winning, celebrity endorsed Indian food at Lasan and delicious Brazilian meat-fest Fiesta Del Asado, is a fingers-first, ask questions later, unashamedly meaty affair.
I first visited The Pickled Piglet when it initially opened a couple of years ago, and the food was brilliant but the place lacked atmosphere and so I wasn’t overly persuaded to return. Added to the fact it prided itself on meat and classic dishes, and yet didn’t open on a Sunday for roast dinners and I’ve had few opportunities to revisit.
Skip forward two years, Continue reading “Pickled Piglet, Birmingham”
I was really curious to try a mid-range Lumia as I own the current flagship Lumia 930 and thought it’d be interesting to see what, if anything, had been compromised between the two experiences. As it turns out, it’s hard to find a practical difference between the two in everyday use. Continue reading “Nokia Lumia 735”
We wanted to try somewhere new for Date Night and I was craving Italian food so this was our first choice and we were not disappointed. Located above the shops on Ethel Street (off New Street, opposite Wagamama) La Galleria is easily missed, but well worth looking up for.
In my previous review of the epic and massive 6″ Nokia Lumia 1520 I said that it was the perfect Windows Phone (at the time) BUT it was too big and that if it was smaller it would actually be perfect. Well… The Lumia 930 is essentially exactly that with the addition of a new, improved version of the Windows Phone OS. So does it meet my expectations? In a word… Yes. Five more words: “but with some tweaks required.”
A HUGE phone which shows Windows Phone at its best (and just how puny your hands are.)
Let me start by saying that I am already a fan of Windows Phone, I owned a Nokia Lumia 800 right from the beginning as I became disillusioned with my iPhone and wanted to try something new. I love the endless customisation that’s available on the Windows start-screen, the built in social features and the way the phone becomes your own the moment your various accounts are logged in. That amount of personalisation just isn’t available to the same level on the other two main mobile operating systems and it offers something truly unique.