Drinking wine in a 13th century crypt


If there’s something better than tasting top notch wines and quirky beers in a 13th century crypt on a leisurely afternoon I don’t really want to know about it.   Well that’s not entirely true, because beating such an afternoon would take some doing so I may actually want to know about it, I just don’t think there are that many…

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Five Halloween cocktail recipes


Happy Halloween everyone! I know this year it may have fallen on a school night but that shouldn’t stop you from getting into the spirit of things and getting a few kooky cocktail sin you while the kids do their thing.   Here, have a few of my favourite recipes:     Black Devil Martini 2 oz. dark rum 1/2…

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Lunch at Moules-a-Go-Go


A few weekends back I got to experience what it’s like to be a lady who lunches as my girlfriends and I found ourselves in town well gone midday, starving. It may have not seemed like we were wasting away as we were running after some 3G signal to browse for lunchtime offers but trust me, I was nearing a…

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I brewed a beer and this is what it was like


  Anyone who says brewing a beer is all fun and frolics has never tried to clean a mash tun. That being said, hubby and I did enjoy ourselves last weekend when we had our hand at bringing a beer to life at Brewhouse & Kitchen, Chester.     We were invited to brew a beer with the head brewer…

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8 things to do when it’s cold and miserable outside


  It’s that time of the year, folks! It’s time to dash inside from the pouring rain and to put the heating on. Woolly jumpers and slippers are no longer optional but a necessity to survive. Yeah, you heard me. Autumn has started to creep closer to winter and here in Jolly Old England that means rain, seeing your own…

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The ultimate Autumn comfort food


  Guys, I feel like I would be doing a massive disservice to you if I didn’t tell you about the new menu at Brewhouse & Kitchen. Why? Because they have something on it that is probably the best thing I have ever tasted, ever.     I’m getting ahead of myself a little here. If you haven’t heard of…

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Friday like you mean it


  OK, I have a confession: I am a sucker for a cocktail on a Friday night. Well, truth be told, I’m a sucker for a cocktail any given night and even the odd afternoon but especially on Friday nights because it’s the end of my working week and I bloody well deserve one.     Oh, you do too,…

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How to touch-up oily foundation


  You know how it goes – you work hard keeping those oils at bay and leave the house with your makeup a matte perfection… and then in a few hours you glance in a mirror and realise you’ve just arrived in shine-city, population one oily face.   It happens to me every day and it just absolutely sucks. Ain’t…

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My favourite autumn trend


    You know what I love the most about Autumn? Apart from the pleasant chill in the air, the longer nights, the gold and red colours in nature? Yup, you got it in one: oversized jumpers.   I mean, they hide a multitude of sins, they’re snuggly and warm and… they’re bang on trend at the moment. You do not…

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