Why we love Milton Keynes #LoveMK

Milton Keynes 50th Birthday

Monday 23rd January 2017 saw Milton Keynes celebrate it’s 50th birthday!

As a town, Milton Keynes receives a lot of unfair stick; often the target of ridicule by comedians and critics who think it’s just about concrete cows and roundabouts, it’s fair to say the city town has had an unfair reputation for a number of years.

But why is it the case? Milton Keynes is hailed as an architectural marvel, an economic power-house that has seen the town creating jobs faster than anywhere in the UK for six consecutive years, boasting vast swatches of open public space, great entertainment facilities and recognised as a fantastic place for families. I’ve lived in MK all my life and love it, the first to jump to it’s defence when it unfairly gets a bit of stick.

To celebrate Milton Keynes’ birthday – and, well, just to show some love for MK, as resident Milton Keynes bloggers – here are (just a few) of our thoughts on what makes Milton Keynes a great place to live and work.

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Olivier’s Restaurant at the Woburn Hotel, Woburn – Review

Olivier's at the Woburn Hotel

Last week was my Birthday and once we put aside the problems of having a birthday so close to Christmas (rubbish presents, nobody wanting to come to your party, your best friend telling you that he’s probably going to be too busy to remember so it’s best if we just never talk about it again. Ever*.), then it’s always something to look forward to, right? These days, birthdays are a perfect excuse to tick off another restaurant from the “must visit” list. This year, we stayed local and went to Olivier’s. I always saw it pitched right up there in terms of swank factor, not only because it’s the in-house restaurant to the frankly gorgeous Woburn hotel but also because it’s located in the centre of Woburn and within a few minutes drive of Paris House, the Black Horse and the Crooked Billet. To survive going head to head with such serious competition is quite an achievement and so I was looking forward to suffocating my Birthday despair with the addictively merciful pillow of post-Christmas gluttony.   Continue reading “Olivier’s Restaurant at the Woburn Hotel, Woburn – Review”

Rocksalt, Folkestone – Review

Rocksalt

It’s 2017 people and like it or not we’ve got a whole new year to look forward to, so it’s time to get up and get on in order to make the absolute most out of the coming twelve months. The period through the winter brings with it cosy warm feelings when you come in out of the cold, but also it’s time to recover after spanking the bank account into submission and adapt to a new you. And adapt we must because there will always be new challenges to face and food to eat; so tell our groaning belt buckles to be damned, let your ever-more frightened wallets know who’s boss and we will start 2017 with a restaurant review, when food is probably the absolute last thing you want to read about!

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