Author Archives : Katja

7 dreamy tops for under a tenner


If you need to know anything about me, the most important thing is that I love fashion that leaves me change for a pint after a long day of shopping. I don’t believe that fabulous fashion has to cost the earth and if I can find a banging bargain that looks like a million bucks but doesn’t cost as much…

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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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Smoke and mirrors: the newest brunch spot in Chester


  When I think of alchemy I don’t necessarily connect that with eggs benedict or a full English breakfast – but it seems that Alchemist does. And why not! Food is chemistry on many levels I suppose. And then there is the chemistry between people, and that’s where it all started to fold like a house of cards.    …

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Beer lovers in Tampere, Finland must visit here


  Okay so it’s not a new thing by any stretch of the imagination, Plevna opened way back in the beginning of 90s, but it still makes it new to us who do not have the fortune of living within walking/driving distance of it.     But let’s start from the beginning. Hubby and I visit Tampere every so often…

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How I became a beer geek


Excuse me while I take a moment trying to think back to the time when I consumed overproduced, over-commercialised, under-flavoured lagers and actually tried to convince myself that I enjoyed them. I’d rather not, but it’s such a contradiction to how I enjoy my beer now that I feel it’s sometimes required. Like, look how far beer and I have…

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Beers and beats at Hoole Beer Festival


  “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy”, said Benjamin Franklin (arguably) way back when and if you needed any more proof that it’s true, that was at the Hoole Beer festival this weekend. Sure, I ended up with the mother of all hangovers and sore feet due to too much dancing but it was…

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I need more Red in my life


    I don’t know what’s been going on lately guys, but all I’ve been buying is black. More jeans, more tops, more frocks… all black. It’s a downright travesty. We’re in the middle of summer – it’s allowed, nay, required for wardrobes to be bursting with colour.   I’ll start with my favourite one: red.   You’d think red…

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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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Enabling my pasta addiction: Bollicini Chester


  Hi, my name is Kat and I am a pastaholic. I could eat pasta until I am ready to explode and still find room for some more. So it probably comes as no surprise that my favourite food hails from Italy and this means that if there’s an Italian restaurant in a ten mile radius of me you can…

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