New skincare routine additions for 2022

Hello. We’re back with another skincare edit. I mix these up quite often, in terms of new products that I’ve bought to try out and sharing products I received for Christmas. I actually asked for two moisturisers this Christmas. One was a purchase of a sample I’d been trying and loved and the second was…

2022: Year of health

I’m taking inspiration from Rebel Wilson and doing my own year of health. A year feels long at the start but we all know how fast it can roll around, especially given how fast the last two years have gone. So what’s a year? I have a few aims for the next 365 days and…

December roundup

December has flown over in a whirlwind. I’m sure we can all agree on that one. One minute it’s the first and we’re anticipating the month and festivities ahead of us, and now here we are on 27 December, shocked that once agin it’a gone so fast. We’ve had a lovely Christmas. The build-up was…

Autumn Afternoon Tea, Oh Me Oh My

Last weekend I made my first trip into town for quite a while. After the last year, going out into has dropped on my list of things I like to do. Mainly cos it’s SO busy. But, last Sunday off I trotted with a very good reason in tow….to visit Oh Me Oh My for…

Six dog-friendly foodie spots in Liverpool

Molls has been part of our family for over five years now, so she’s used to going out with us. Whether that’s grabbing a coffee, going out for tea when we’re up in the Lakes or going for lunch after a walk. So I thought I’d share five of our faves! Bundobust, Bold Street Bundobust…

Four new foodie spots I’ve tried – October

The last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind. I don’t really know where October disappeared to, but it’s flown over, thanks to a flurry of foodie pitstops over the last few weeks. We’re dead lucky living in Liverpool as there’s always a social media buzz about new restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars…

Cosy autumnal home decor

I think we can all agree that we bloody love a cosy home. This time of year calls for all of the autumnal vibes – whether you decorate for the season or not. I’m in the latter camp and don’t go all out but I do make a couple of cosy additions to make my…

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…