Ivy House Gifted Lunch

Photo Credit: Emily from The Emily Chapters

Ivy House very kindly invited a group of Cov Bloggers, including myself Dawn from Life of a Midlander, to lunch recently to try out their new menu. It was a gorgeous sunny day and I was really looking forward to spending time with the group and trying the food on offer.

I’ve been to Ivy House for an event but not eaten there before so this was a new experience for me. We were sat downstairs by the doors so we could take in the beautiful day and I was immediately impressed with the set up and location looking out onto the art gallery and historic buildings. Continue reading


Esquires Coffee Coventry Celebrates Launch Of Ice-Brew Trio With Novel Partnership

Penguin Random House has partnered with Esquires Coffee for BAFTA-winning TV writer Ruth Jones’ debut novel launch.


Esquires Coffee, the ethical community focused coffee brand, is launching a brand new trio of of ice-brewed drinks just in time for summer! It launches on 22nd June so make sure you head on down. The 3 drinks were Black & Tonic, Iced Chocolate and Iced Raspberry & Vanilla tea. Continue reading

The Girl On The Train at The Belgrade Theatre

The Girl on The Train has been adapted for theatre from the best-selling book of the same name by Paula Hawkins. I’ve read the book and loved it and also seen the film adaptation, so I was excited to compare the play too.

The story focuses on Rachel, a drunk who has split up from her husband and is struggling to get over it. When a woman goes missing from a house a couple of doors down from her ex husband on the same night Rachel blacked out and can’t remember where she was, she sets out on a mission to put the pieces together and discover what truly happened that night.

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The Worst Witch at The Belgrade Theatre

Worst Witch 50 - credit Manuel Harlan

A few weeks ago The Worst Witch visited The Belgrade Theatre and I was very lucky to be invited along to one of the shows. The Belgrade Theatre has always been a great place to go in Coventry and I know most people will have visited for the yearly Pantomimes there. However, they also do plays, ballets and musicals throughout the year too. It’s one of my favourites pastimes going to the theatre and over the past couple of years, they’ve hosted some great plays. Continue reading

My top 5 bargains I’ve found in Coventry.

So first, an introduction! My name’s Gemma and I blog over at Just Gem. I’ve been involved in Coventry Bloggers just over a year now and it’s been amazing (but that’s a story for another time) so when the opportunity to become an author on the Coventry Bloggers website I jumped at the chance and when deciding what my first post was to be about it… It came down to a choice between my two of my favourite things…cats and bargains!

And I thought I’d start with bargains, as it’s no sercet I’m bargain mad! You just have to go on my instagram and you’ll find stories full of the bargains I have picked up! So I thought I’d share with you lovely lot my top 5 bargains I found in Coventry.

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Saving the World! (Kind of…)

Me and Pete have now completed a few escape rooms, it’s safe to say we a fans of them and prefer the ones where there are quite a few clues and puzzles to solve as well as the padlocks. Escape Live are very good for this, I’ve done Prison Break and Casino Heist at the Coventry base and both were brilliant. We were therefore very happy to learn of a new room opening – Armageddon.

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The newest addition to your Coventry focused reading list!

By this, I obviously mean our fabulous new website, Ta-da! We are so excited to share with you the official home for Coventry Bloggers. Here you will see exclusive content from some of our amazing bloggers and writers. You will see articles here about:

  • Local events and parties
  • Lifestyle in Coventry
  • Places to go
  • Fashion and beauty in Coventry
  • Places to eat
  • Upcoming events/shows
  • Interviews with local legends and visiting celebs/VIP’s
  • Competitions

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