I tried the new menu at Bar Lounge and it was like this


How is it that I have somehow almost completely overlooked an establishment that’s been serving food and drink for over 18 years in the heart of Chester? I distinctively recall sitting in the beer garden with a cocktail once or twice but I don’t ever remember actually going inside. OK – that could be due to the cocktails but seriously.…

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A mix of modern and tradition: Wanhan Rauman KaffeBar


The Western Coast of Finland is a right beauty, and nestled in its gentle (or bloody brisk) embrace is its jewel; Rauma.     The City of Rauma, founded 1442 is Finland’s third oldest town. Last year it celebrates its’ 575th anniversary while the Mother Land put its on party pants to celebrate 100 years as an independent state. So…

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Why I love being 30


  When I was in my 20’s, I was dreading crossing the threshold to 30. Like that big, round number would somehow change everything and my life would be irreparably over.   Then the day came (and went) and I realised I that being 30 did indeed change everything – for the better.   I am serious you guys. Since…

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My summer holiday wardrobe must-haves


OK guys – We’ve finally decided that our holiday destination this summer will be a week in (drum roll please) Kraków! Hubby will switch from his twenties to his thirties in a beautiful city in southern Poland, surrounded by medieval history and more beer and food than sense.   I really can’t wait to go – but you know, in…

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Better late than never: Chester Charity Beer Festival 2018


Better late than never I suppose. You’ll have to excuse me for the lateness of this report – it has been crazy busy in the beer world of late. There’s been festivals, beer tastings, tap takeovers, and bank holiday craziness. But here I am. Back to report to you what went on at the Chester Charity Beer Festival – one…

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Why it’s important to set personal boundaries


  We’ve all been there, I’m 100% sure of it. We’ve taken in a cruel comment from someone as part and parcel of that friendship, we’ve accepted hurtful behaviour from our romantic partners, we’ve taken on extra work we don’t actually want or even can do and we’ve definitely all at one point or another failed at loving and forgiving…

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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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10 things every woman in their thirties needs to know


  Skipping from your crazy and carefree twenties into your thirties can be really daunting and downright depressing. So what I’m going to do is tell you things I wish someone had told me when I turned thirty (and then some).   1. Your hangovers are going to get progressively worse from now on. Even if just a few months…

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Breakfast of champions: huevos rancheros


  One of the perks of marrying a chef is that you’ll never go hungry. And when they get inspired by something, boy are you in for a treat. Take this ‘huevos rancheros’ breakfast beast. It’s a solid favourite of hubby’s and mine for a lazy morning together. We get precious little time together as he works shifts and I’m…

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The problem with Urban Decay’s All-Nighter


  I’ve started questioning whether it’s in fact me and not them when it comes to iconic makeup products. I had so much trouble with the Ordinary Coverage Foundation unlike the whole darn internet, I desperately wanted to love Barry M’s setting powder but didn’t, and I even dedicated a whole blog post to different foundations I broke up with…

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