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 cafĂ© 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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An Up-cycling Newbie’s First Project

My first upcycling project – A B&M footstall I’m an upcycling newbie, I’ll admit it. I’m not overly confident when it comes to DIY and I’ve NEVER upcycled anything in my life. But it’s something that I have always wanted to try but never worked up the courage to do, until now.My boyfriend told me…

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Plastic Free Living – My First Month

Plastic-free items that include Toothpaste & Toothbrushes It’s not often that I credit T.V. programs with changing my shopping habits and behavioural patterns but after watching The One Show’s recent series on plastics, coupled with David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II, I felt I could no longer ignore the huge impact plastics are having on our…

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HOME DECOR: Herbert Parkinson’s bespoke cushions at John Lewis

A size comparison of the cushion covers Who doesn’t love a freebie? I most certainly do, so when I was approached in my local John Lewis store and asked if I’d like a free cushion cover, my answer was hell yeah! I could select any of their fabrics, have it made there and then and…

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CAFE REVIEW: THE GOOD LOAF NORTHAMPTON

Over two years ago I heard about a social enterprise in my home town of Northampton that aimed to provide employment opportunities to vulnerable local women. In order to break the cycle of poverty, unemployment and offending, structured work placements were offered to female ex-offenders to provide them with practical skills and experience in a…

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