Author Archives : Katja

Is this the best brunch in Glasgow?


Have I ever told you brunch is my favourite meal of the day? That’s because it’s nestled neatly between breakfast (which always seems too early) and lunch (which is too late to start the day with) and because it’s perfectly acceptable, if not even encouraged to have some booze with your grub.     So it’s probably not at all…

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Six Hoole lunchtime deals for under a tenner


“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like ‘What about lunch?’” — Winnie the Pooh   I don’t know about you but when I have an hour for lunch I don’t particularly want to waste it trying to figure out where is good. And I definitely don’t want to…

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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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What I just ordered from SimplyBe


I don’t usually spit my morning coffee at my computer screen just because there’s a sale on (I just gasp really loudly) but I did this morning when I went through my emails I noticed that SimplyBe is having a clearance sale – and it’s up to 70% off. And it’s not just random off-sized, out of fashion, off-season stuff…

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5th time’s the charm: Lodge Bar’s bank holiday beer festival


The Lodge bar bank holiday beer festival has been one of my solid summer favourites for as long as it’s run. And that’s 5 years to date now. Sure, it usually suffers from one or two showers of rain but it’s always good craic and this year was definitely not an exception.     And true to form with the…

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The best pancakes in Upton


  It’s been almost 18 months to the day since hubby and I upped sticks from Hoole and landed in Upton, this leafy, chilled suburb in Chester. It’s our first very own home and whereas moving there was something of a nightmare (I ranted about that HERE) we’re proper settled now and it’s all kinds of awesome. Home ownership, yo.…

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This is how you see summer off in style


How are we in the end of August already guys? Where has the summer gone? Well, it’s not exactly gone gone yet, really, but we’re edging towards autumn definitely. I mean yeah I’m OK with that but before I big farewell to t-shirt weather I want to have a right good send off for this season and party my socks…

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This is the new ale house in Chester


Good news Chester, the wait is over! Big Hand Brewery have opened their Tap Room on Watergate Street. You’ve probably heard rumours about it for a while now, but finally on Thursday last week they flung their doors open for a soft opening and now, after what seems like months of waiting, they’re finally officially open for business. Huzzah!  …

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