Author Archives : Katja

15 reasons I love Finland


On Wednesday (06.12) Finland celebrated its 100th birthday – my Motherland has been independent for a full century and guys, that’s really awesome. We Finns are known for our somewhat lacking social skills, fecking cold winters and most notably Angry Birds but there’s so many more reasons to love the little country that gave you Nokia (among other things). I’ll…

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(Next) 7 amazing bars in Chester you have to visit


I did a post about 7 amazing bars in Chester a while ago and have had this nagging feeling I should do a follow-up on it. Because Chester has so many more than just 7 amazing watering holes. So. Many. More. y’all.   The truth still is that the vast majority of my paychecks go to hanging out in the…

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I’m all Christmassy already and I’m not even sorry


  Look, I know it’s only November and I know Christmas is still over a month away but damnit, I don’t care. Christmas lasts for only a few days so I intend to throw everything and the kitchen sink at it and extend my enjoyment of the season. I intend to be completely unapologetical about it.   Which is why…

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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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