Author Archives : Katja

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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I am not a feminist because


  Spoiler alert; I actually am a feminist. But the reasons I am a feminist are not ones anti-feminists think they are. Allow me to elaborate.   I am not a feminist because I want to destroy the institution of marriage. I like marriage plenty, so much so that I got married myself. I like it so much that I…

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How Tintå cured my hangover


  I have a confession: I am such a devoted carnivore that I struggle enjoying any food that hasn’t got meat with it. The only exception to this pretty hard and fast rule is sticky toffee pudding, because anyone who doesn’t like sticky toffee pudding is just a monster. Yeah, I said it.   Anyway – the reason why I…

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5 pubs you should visit on a pub crawl in Hoole


Let me tell you a few things about where I live, work and play.   I have mentioned before how much I love living in Hoole, and not the least because there are great watering holes and eateries just a few steps away from my front door. Obviously there’s the added bonus of great specialist boutiques from clothes and accessories…

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10 things your depressed loved one needs to know


  Let’s get one thing straight: Depression is very real.   It’s a horrible disease that can (and will) take over your life. It can affect if not destroy your relationships. It can cause you to harm yourself and those around you. It can shadow your entire existence.   I know this.   And I know there are a lot of…

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10 life-changing hacks for oily skin


  I know I go on about my train wreck of a skin (my crater like pores and the sheer amount of oil I suffer with) but girl, the struggle is real! It’s infuriating spending (wasting?) time on your makeup in the morning only to have it melt away before elevensies, or trying to touch it up and ending up…

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