A Day in Manchester

With *everything* that has happened over the last 18 months, trips into Manchester have been firmly off the agenda bit I’m now determined to change that, starting with my latest day in the city. Where I ate Refinery Coffee & Bar – I headed straight to Refinery for breakfast, once once got off the train….

Tempest on Titheburn Lunch Review

My favourite self care activity is treating myself like the main character. You know, long walks in nature, cooking good food and taking myself out for breakfast, brunch and lunch. And last week I did the latter at Tempest on Tithebarn. Lunch menu The new lunch menu packs a punch. With an in-house baker, take…

Cook along with The Great British Bake Off & Aldi! 

Aldi have launched a new home baker range, meaning this year we can expand our baking know-how further than banana bread and join along with GBBO every week!  The range includes the new Tefal Cake Factory, Digital Ice Cream Maker and the best selling Classic Stand Mixer in a new rose pink colour. This means they will…

Lighthouse Clothing Raincoat Review  

*AD – gifted Last autumn I was very kindly gifted a new raincoat from Lighthouse Clothing. I did write a review about it at the time, but my blog went down earlier this year and sadly the post was lost. Now the season has rolled round again, and I’ve worn the jacket in all weathers, I can…

In-season: Autumn fruit and vegetables guide 

A new addition to my blog, I like cooking with the fruit and vegetables that are in season as we progress through the year and so I thought I’d share my first ‘In-season’ guide!  Today is officially the first day of autumn and even though the weather hasn’t automatically changed, we will see the return…

Skincare Favourites: September 2021 Update

I think I just need to accept that skincare update posts will roll around as quickly as the change in seasons. Number one I really enjoy skincare. Trying new products, sticking to a routine and love seeing results when a product or set of products works well. And two, I really enjoy writing these posts….

September steps ~ 10k challenge

I’m a big fan of September and how it signals a fresh start. With my partner going back to school after the summer off, the house is quieter and I’m always ready to try something new. And this month, my self-imposed challenge is September Steps! Whilst I must admit, I did start this two days…

30 Instagram hashtags for food bloggers

Understanding Instagram’s algorithm feels like a never-ending struggle. Once you think you’ve got your head around it, the game changes again and your photos/IGTV’s/reels are bringing in less likes that you’d…like and engagement is low again.  Since I began a new Instagram page last year dedicated to two of my great loves – food and…

New build kitchen makeover

This post is overdue but a few months ago we finally tackled our kitchen. When we first moved in back in 2018, we had all black utensils. A few months later we switched to red and we stayed red till earlier this year. But that got old, quickly and we decided to switch it up….

Four Summer Walks Around Merseyside

I love discovering new dog walks in and around where we live, is one of my favourite things to do and walks in summer are a firm fave! So I thought I’d share a roundup of recent walks that we’ve loved lately. West Kirby beach and marine lake Beach days are the best days! We…

Four easy meals to try this week

Life has been pretty quiet lately, dog walks and cooking take up my time and tbh, that makes me pretty happy. So here’s four easy meals that I’ve made lately that I reccomend you try your hand at! Turkey mince koftas Taken from the recipe book Hob by Amy Shepherd, this kofta kebab recipe is…

The Dark Kitchen, Allerton Road review

The Dark Kitchen, sounds mysterious, right? Well, it’s the new kid on the Allerton Road block, serving up sushi and plant-based burgers. I can’t lie, the menu excited me greatly! You’ll find The Dark Kitchen where Little White Lies once stood and it’s been transformed into a cool new eatery.   Sushi x Bae  The menu is split into two halves –…

Tempest on Tithebarn review

Another new kid on the block, let’s welcome Tempest on Tithebarn to the Liverpool foodie scene. You may remember this as Hus, but a rebrand has brought Tempest to the business district. Noon menu I arrived at Tempest to try the Noon menu, which has a little bit of everything! I learnt that Tempest now…

The top 10 Instagram accounts for food and recipe inspiration

I love cooking, that’s no secret. And I love me a recipe book or seven. But Instagram is an untapped source of inspo, ready to help you transform whatever you’ve got left in your fridge into something utterly delicious for tea. I love to use the Save feature on Instagram, saving recipe posts and meal inspo for later to…

The Coniston Inn, Lake District review

Last week we spent half term up in the Lake District in Coniston. It was the break we needed and this was our second stay at The Coniston Inn. It’s a dog friendly B&B with a pub attached. This meant we didn’t need to get back into the car till we left as we had…