The weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful, and if you've no place to go, then hope that the gritter lorries have done their amazing work so you can head towards Callander for a delightful lunch.
With the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday just passed, it seems that the press and TV have been full of all things royal.
"Social dining" seems to be the trendy way to eat out at the moment. New restaurants are opening up all over the place and offering sharing plates and modern tapas.
My dad is the only person I know who doesn't like pizza. In the UK, though, pizza takes on very many forms from the microwave deep crust variety to the carry-out boxed versions bigger than a bicycle wheel.
While perusing the end of the January sales in Dundee, a friend and I needed sustenance and we needed it badly. Bored with generic chain coffee shops and trying to stay relatively healthy, we headed to a newly revamped eatery on Union Street. We wanted something different, something to make us feel good, and I had high hopes for Marwick's. Oh, and did I mention it's vegan?
Some restaurants are lucky enough to be in the perfect location, blessed with scenery or a particular tourist attraction. However, that does not in any way guarantee them success.
Perthshire is so incredibly blessed with produce, beauty, history and wonderful people. Spending time there whether you live there or have travelled hundreds of miles is a privilege.
To be in the food industry means long, unsociable hours, not a lot of time off and having to deal with the pesky general public. It seems such a romantic ideal to run a pub or restaurant with one's partner as then time at work is also time together. Could I work with Mr Kerry as well as live with him? Absolutely not; but for some couples it is the perfect set up.
The temporary road signs are beginning to appear, the grandstands are up and excitement is starting to bubble for the Open.
A small pub on the High Street of Arbroath is not the first place I would look for a little slice of Greece. Yet there is was - beyond the facade of The Fisherman's Inn was a little room which held so many secrets and surprises, it left me lost for words. Well, almost.