For the Halloween weekend I went up to Manchester with Terri to see our friend Alex who has recently moved there. We’d made plans to spend the day shopping in the city centre, and we then had a table booked for lunch, before we went on a night out dressed up for Halloween. The day mildly went to plan, although I didn’t get too much shopping done. But I’d never been to Manchester before (bit too far north for me) so…

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With the seasons quickly transitioning between autumn and winter, I often struggle for ideas for healthy meals. I love having salads or even sandwiches for dinner in the warmer summer weather, but with the cold dark nights drawing in, I want something hot and substantial for my dinner. Homemade soup is the perfect solution for a warm and fresh meal, and the options for recipes are endless! I’ve recently been experimenting with my new soup maker that I received to review…

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After celebrating Liam’s pass out parade in Catterick up in Yorkshire, we decided to make a nice weekend of it. We were invited to stay at the Ox Pasture Hall Hotel for the night in one of their suites, which was perfect for a nice relaxing one night stay for the two of us. It’s located just outside of Scarborough, which was a little bit of a drive from Catterick but worth the journey!  Hotel It’s a luxury country house hotel,…

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I’m sure you’ve all heard of the beauty subscription boxes by now, they’ve been around for a few years. So if you’re getting a bit bored of tiny moisturiser sample after tiny moisturiser sample, or you’re looking for a tastier alternative, check out Degustabox! Way better than a little box full of boring skincare or beauty products, this is a massive box packed with full sized foodie goodness! You simply sign up to a monthly subscription and then receive a box…

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Now I’m going to let the photos do most of the talking here, but a couple of weekends ago we had a little family tea party. Not for any particular special occasion, just because I felt like doing something special and getting all my nice china out. I have a beautiful Cath Kidston provence rose design tea set that I won many years ago. It was my second ever comp win! But I’ve never got round to using it before, and…

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A few weeks ago I booked a day off work and my parents and myself drove to Ely in Cambridgeshire for a little day out. We seem to spend a lot of our family days out here, as I love hunting in the numerous charity shops on the high street, browsing the huge antique store, and stopping for some tea at the stunning cathedral. On this visit we had packed our picnic set and popped into Sainsburys to pick up some…

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