Eating my way around The Lake District: Hooked Seafood Restaurant

On our second night in the Lake District, we chose to head to a small fish restaurant that had caught our eye earlier on in the day and not far from where we were staying in Windermere. We couldn’t help but laugh at the sign in the window that said ‘fish and chips are not…

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Eating my way around The Lake District: The Lamplighter Dining Rooms

As I stood looking over Bowness-in-Windermere bay I couldn’t believe it has taken me over thirty years to visit such a beautiful corner of my own country. People seek far-flung corners of the world without always stopping to explore the smaller corners of their own country and the British countryside is some of the most…

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BOOK REVIEW: Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

If I can finish a book that runs to nearly 400 pages in less than a week, then it’s a book worth recommending. I’ve been so busy with work, I’ve barely had time to fart never mind read but I was so engrossed by this book that I had to sit down and write this…

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Month 3 – plastic-free, eco-friendly living

This is now my third month attempting to live in a more eco-friendly way and cutting down on single-use plastics. During the previous 2 months it has all been relatively easy sailing until this month when, faced with the scale of the problem, I began to wonder how much of an impact I was having.…

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Botanist Manchester

At the end of last month it was the two year anniversary of the day I first met the boyfriend. Every year on our anniversary we treat ourselves to a meal at a restaurant that we’ve never eaten in before. This year we decided to try one that everyone seemed to be talking and Instagramming…

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CAFE REVIEW: Armenique in Gatley

Armenique café and deli Ever tried Armenian food? Me neither so I was excited when I heard about a small Armenian cafe set in the small suburb of Gatley in Greater Manchester. I’d passed the cafe a few times but always assumed it was a health-food shop and dismissed it until I happened to be…

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10 simple changes you can make to feel happier every day

We are all told how important it is to look after our bodies: to eat well and exercise more, but less is said about how to look after your mental health. This is equally, if not more important than your physical health. There are simple changes we can make every day to look after our…

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Vegan Life Live 2018

Vegan Life Live 2018 A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win two tickets to the Vegan Life Live show at Event City in Manchester curtesy of Elsa Eats. This was a three-day event from 20th-22nd April and tickets also included free entry to the OM Yoga Show and the Mind Body Soul…

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Plastic Free Living – Month 2

The goodies I picked up from &Keep In honour of Earth Day today I thought I’d update you on how I’m getting on with my plastic-free living journey. As I have talked about previously here on this blog (which you can read here if you’re interested) I am attempting and ‘attempting’ is definitely the key…

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HOME DECOR: High Street Homewares – Sainsbury’s Smashes It

Sainsbury’s Home Collections Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could deck our entire homes out in Rocket St George or some other equally stylish but expensive designer home brand? But the reality for most of us is that whilst we may be able to afford the odd pricy piece here and there, the majority of…

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