The best pancakes in Upton


  It’s been almost 3 months to the day since hubby and I upped sticks from Hoole and landed in Upton, this leafy, chilled suburb in Chester. It’s our first very own home and whereas moving there was something of a nightmare (I ranted about that HERE) we’re proper settled now and it’s all kinds of awesome. Home ownership, yo.…

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No – you do not need to tolerate intolerance


  You’ve all heard it before, the classic comeback to when you refute someone for saying something unacceptable: “If you’re so tolerant then you have to tolerate my intolerance”, usually served with a side of smug-face and the absolute conclusion they’ve bested you at your own game.   Except they haven’t. Tolerance in no way requires one to be tolerant…

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How to pack hand luggage like a BOSS


  It’s hubby’s birthday soon and I’m trying to figure out where to take him! OK – that sounds weird without context. Let me elaborate.     Ever since I can’t remember when hubby and I have been taking each other out-of-town for our respective birthdays. Because it’s something special we can both enjoy. I’ll be honest, hubby isn’t as…

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You should totally wear prints this summer


  I haven’t got a ride-or-die attitude about prints. Totally not. I’m more of a moderate “I’ll wear this with black pants” school of thought, but man I gotta admit it: I love me some prints.   They’re such an easy way to spice up any outfit or bring an additional amount of sass to your day. They don’t need…

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Hey there, new hair!


  I have a confession to make – I went and chopped my long locks off the other week. I didn’t want to share that before because I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, but now that I’ve had sufficient time to get used to said new look I’ve decided it’s pretty sassy.   I’ve always had long hair…

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The best pasta dish you’ll ever make


  This may come as a shock to you, but I do cook sometimes. When you’re married to a chef you don’t really a) need to b) want to but sometimes the mood takes me and then something pretty special happens. Like this bad boy. Officially it’s called a Pasta Rotolo but I just call it “stuffed rolled up pasta…

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Bollocks to staying in: 3 mocktails you must try


“Mocktails?” I hear you roar. “Who are you and what have you done to our Kat!”   Bear with me.   It can happen on the odd occasion. It’s a lovely night, all your friends are out, the drinks are flowing and you? You’re sitting at home because you just got prescribed some anti-biotics and the doctor specifically told you…

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What to eat at KERB Camden Market


I have a confession: I don’t just run after the best beer in town when I’m on the road. No Sir, I’m also all over some magnificent menus too. It helps when hubby is with me because he’s got this spectacular talent of spotting some great spots to stuff our face and when we stopped by London for a quick…

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How to be brave (and what does that mean)


Let me tell you a secret: bravery is not the absence of fear. While you let thank sink in, allow me to elaborate.   I fear many things. I fear rejection, I fear failure, I fear something terrible happening to me or my loved ones, especially right now with what’s going on in the world. I also have this weird…

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