OOTD: Date day in Liverpool


  Hubby and I had a random date day in Liverpool and you know what? Even after eating my bodyweight in super tasty Moroccan cuisine and drinking my way through a pitcher of their mint infused lemonade I felt like a million bucks in this skater shirt dress from SimpleBe.   It’s probably the most comfortable dress I have ever…

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My affordable skincare routine


  There’s a few things that happen to you when you pass the threshold of being thirty – and one is skincare. I’ll admit that before the magical numbers of 3 and 0 I washed my makeup off (if I remembered) with hand soap, I often forgot to moisturise morning and night and what the hell is this thing you…

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5 Sunday roast offers in Hoole


  Sunday is the day of the week when you don’t need to feel guilty about not bothering to cook. And boy, are those in Hoole in luck! Being a Hoolite (or a Hooligan, whichever) means you have the pick of the bunch come Sunday: this little neck of the woods has some pretty dapper deals for dinner. Not only…

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7 things making me happy right now


  It’s International Day of Happiness y’all. No, seriously. Happiness gets its own day and today is it.   What is this “day of happiness”, I hear you ask. Well. It’s an annual event that’s celebrated in 193 countries, 2 observer states and in 11 territories, so pretty much all over the world. It’s a day when we should dedicate…

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The best dumplings in Chester


  I’ll be honest, when I first stumbled upon the Pierogi place on Brook Street I had to google what on earth is a pierogi. In my defence, I had been out for a few drinks with my friends on a Saturday afternoon, and before I knew it, a few drinks had turned into a session and at one point…

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Wildly Different – Wild Beer at Wapping Wharf


  If you’re a beer geek, just the name Wild Beer will get you at least a little excited. And a place where you can drink all the Wild Beer you can handle will probably make you pop. And the thought of Wild Beer, 22 draft beers, and a bucket load of bottles and cans in one place might just…

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Why you’re not entitled to a dialogue


  Hey, little troll, no. You are NOT entitled to a dialogue with me. Here’s why.   Dialogue is for reasonable people acting in good faith. Dialogue happens between two reasonable positions. Dialogue means an exchange.   You, little troll, are not reasonable. “Taxes should be raised” versus “taxes should not be raised” are two reasonable positions. “Racism exists” versus…

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Healthy smoked mackerel carbonara recipe


I know, I know, this is a rare phenomenon. Me, in the kitchen?   Recently I’ve been craving a lot of fish and sea food – I have no idea why but I can’t seem to get enough of all those juicy prawns and smoked salmon and everything else in between. So hubby sent me this recipe to try when…

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Not all heroes wear capes (but Beer Heroes should)


  Let me tell you about this awesome place I popped in last week. It’s a Bottle Shop and Tap Room combined, where you have an insane selection of can and bottles of craft beers from all over the world, but also top tipples on tap for you enjoy in pints.     It’s a small-ish place, where you quickly…

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5 surprising things in Lisbon


Lisbon. The city of hills, suspension bridges, heart wrenching music, incredible wine and cobboled streets. And so many, somewhat surprising things more.   I feel like a broken record when I keep repeating myself by telling you that hubby is a chef but this time I’m not just boasting, I promise. It’s actually a crucial part of the story. Because,…

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