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Why I Love My Internet Friends | #BrumBlogmas

Remember when your mum told you that meeting people off the internet is a bad idea. Now I’m not saying in every circumstance it is a great idea. But I must admit, in my adult life, some of the best friends I have are…

December 7, 2017
Tender Cow Beef Shortrib Open Sandwich - Foodie Guide to Manchester
Manchester Travel

A Gluttonous Weekend | A Foodie Guide to Manchester

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’ll know I lived in Manchester for quite some time and I’ve never really stopped loving the city despite moving away. Often returning for weekends with friends and this was much the same as usual. Except…

December 1, 2017
Brockmans Gin Off the Cuff Cocktail with Handcuff Key
Gin Diaries Manchester

#PressforGin with Brockmans Gin | Manchester

Brockmans Gin tagline is ‘A Gin Like No Other.’ After reading the invite for the #PressForGin evening, it sounded like it was going to be a night like no other! Over to Dr C who covered this wonderful event for me… This pop up evening by Brockmans…

November 28, 2017
Colouring In Books and Colouring In Pencils - How to Enjoy a Restful Weekend Alone
Life

How to Enjoy a Restful Weekend Alone

Don’t get me wrong, I love living with Dr W, I cherish the time I have with my family and very much enjoy spending time with friends. But sometimes you just need that restful weekend alone. So when Dr W headed off to see…

November 22, 2017
5 Happy Things - Bucket of Piper Heidsdeck Champagne Bottles
Birmingham Life Travel

5 Happy Things #25 | A Foodie Update…

Hello! It’s time for a little update again. The last few weeks, as ever, have been crazily busy. But I’m back with my 5 Happy Things! I’ve had a number of events recently with some wonderful fellow bloggers. Moving to Birmingham at first was…

November 17, 2017
Trippets Sheffield Poached Egg on Garlic and Mushroom Toast
Travel

A Relaxing Dinner at Trippets Lounge Bar | Sheffield

As regular readers will know, I discovered Trippets Lounge Bar on one of my more recent trips to Sheffield. When I returned with Dr W a few weeks later, we had to book in for dinner there with our friends. After a day wandering…

November 10, 2017
Kelham Island Peddler Night Market
Travel

Discovering Kelham Island | Sheffield

In my last post about Sheffield I mentioned Kelham Island. As Sheffield is somewhere we visit quite frequently, I thought I would share our recent adventure to this up and coming part of Sheffield. I first visited Kelham Island when I checked out Sheffield…

November 6, 2017
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Life

5 Happy Things #24

As I explained in my post last week, life has been quite a challenge lately. So along with re-starting my personal journal after a lengthy hiatus, I’ve decided to restart my Happy Things posts. Writing down my Happy Things helps me focus on the…

October 16, 2017
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Life

On Happiness… A Life Update

How do we measure happiness? For someone who’s battled with their mental health for years, I find seeing and ‘calculating’ my happiness a bit difficult sometimes. I think it’s easy to draw comparisons to someone else’s “happiness” in this day and age. Those perfect…

October 11, 2017
Campfire Gin and Tonic
Gin Diaries

Getting Cosy with Campfire Gin | Gin Diaries

Last month Dr W’s mum gave me a wonderful present. This was of course a new gin for the gin shelf. But a new one to me, this was Campfire Gin by the Puddingstone Distillery. Campfire Gin was launched in 2016 by husband and…

September 29, 2017