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…

Food // Spinach and Eggs on Brioche Toast

This weekend I get a 3 day weekend so that means an extra day to enjoy brunch at home.  On Saturday the sun was shining and I decided to rustle up a slightly different twist on my favourite – eggs on toast.          We picked up a brioche loaf as a treat during our…

Beauty // Morning Skincare Routine

Sometimes it’s nice to strip it back and write a post about things that you like. I aint gonna lie, yep I thought about Instagram when I took this picture. Cos over there it’s all about the flat lay, right? But, basically I just wanted to take a couple of quick pictures of a few…

Life // My Social Media Detox

I’m obsessed with my phone. There, I said it. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, BlogLovin – you name it, I’m refreshing it. I commute around 3 hours a day to and from work and I either stare out of the window or refresh my phone during my journey. In the evening, once I’ve caught up with my…

Food // Beef Lasagne 

So I have a little confession to make…prior to this weekend I had never made a lasagne before. I know, for a girl who loves cooking I had strayed away. I love my mums lasagne and my boyfriends aunties lasagne that I didn’t think I could do it justice.  But on Sunday I fancied giving…

Food // Federal Cafe, NQ Manchester

Federal cafe is the latest firm blogger fave if you wanna get your avo and eggs fix. So naturally, I thought I better get on the hype and see what the fuss is about! As soon as I arrived, I got it. Cute, kitsch interior with a rustic feel thanks to wooden tables and an…

Food // Giving up for Lent

I never really do anything for Lent. I always tell myself I’ll attempt to give something up but after a couple of days I give in and carry on as before. But after indulging a little too much lately, I thought it would be the much needed kick up the butt I need to give…

Life // Why blog in 2016?

Blogging has shifted from being a place to house an online diary to becoming a massive industry that’s presenting ordinary people as cover girls and those to aspire to become. I started this very blog back in the summer of 2010 to build a portfolio of work, articles rather to showcase in future job interviews….

Travel // A whistlestop tour of York

Last weekend, the boy and I hopped a train from Liverpool Lime Steet to York to spend 2 nights in the quite frankly beautiful city. We arrived late on Friday so complete with m&s gin and tonics we made our way to York Central Travelodge. A quick outfit change later we walked into the centre…

My day at the Manchester Ideal Home Show

On Friday I was lucky enough to score myself a ticket to the Ideal Home Show. As I grow older my tastes are changing and I’m finding myself swaying away from checking out Topshops latest collection (although I did check out the Jenner sisters rather last week) and find myself in Primark home instead. I’m…

The route to happiness

Ok, yes the title of this post makes it sound like I know it all. But bare with me. Currently I’m sat in my garden, enjoying a lovely burst of sunshine. Sunnies are on and James Bay is singing away to me on Spotfy. This is just one of those moments that I’m thankful for….

Healthier lifestyle

It’s been a while since I blogged about my plight to live a healthier lifestyle, so I thought Bank Holiday Monday is a good a time as any for an update. To be honest, I fell off the wagon. In spectacular fashion. So two weeks ago I began to reign it back in. Following SW…

Great expectations 

Content. Happy. Those are the two words that best describe me right now. A boyfriend who makes me laugh, a job with great colleagues that I love and the best bunch of friends that I could wish for.  But sometimes we are left asking is that enough? For me it is. This has been questioned…

Tasty Tortilla Pizza

Since the start of the year I’ve been following Slimming World. The first month I lost steadily, whilst the last few weeks have lead to a steady sustain, which is deserved after Valentines weekend and my Grandad’s 90th on Sunday. However I’ve found the perfect balance is just to incorporate it into your usual lifestyle,…