Blueball Brewery Open Day


Of course it’s under a railway arch. Where else would it be?     I’ve had the pleasure of drinking my bodyweight in beer in the original Kash, Kash 22 which eventually followed and now I can add Kash 33 on that list as well.     What’s Kash 33? Well, it’s what it all was always about. This is…

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Should I swap my setting powder?


  I’ve been swearing by the NYX HD Finishing Powder for ages, and hooked a few of my friends on it as well (looking at you, Polly) so what possessed me to pick up something else this time is beyond me.   But here we are. I’m a proud owner of a Barry M Ready Set Smooth Loose Powder and…

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How to survive a hangover at work


  Oh don’t look at me like that – we’ve all been there. Maybe you had one cocktail too many (or in my case, five) or missed the last bus so you thought “well, since I’m gonna have to take a taxi anyway I might as well have one more glass of wine” and that turned into shots of tequila…

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More beer than you can handle: CraftBeerCo Covent Garden


If I didn’t live in Cheshire where arguably the best breweries lie, I’d be totally envious of London. On a quick day trip there for work, hubby and I popped in the CraftBeerCo in Covent Garden and kinda just never wanted to leave.     Opened in May 2014, the Covent Garden venue is the sixth pub in the CraftBeerCo…

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Storyhouse presents: #WOW Chester


You don’t often see me out and about at 8.30am on a Saturday morning, but if you do, you can be darn sure something extraordinary is about to happen. And last Saturday’s Women of the World festival at Chester’s brand spanking new £37m theatre, cinema, arts centre and library complex definitely fits the bill.   I mean seriously, what a…

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I❤MCR – What we need to remember in this tragedy


I couldn’t not say anything. I have to say something. My heart broke on Tuesday morning as I turned on the news. I was swept away by shock, horror, grief and fury. I wanted to cry for Manchester but I was angry. I was full of this god-awful rage and I didn’t know what to do.   But the Mancunians…

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Chester Beer & Wine Spring Portfolio Tasting


I have a confession: I’m somewhat of a serial offender when it comes to Chester Beer & Wine events. I don’t need much convincing to go for a few drinks at the best of times but when you’re invited to a portfolio tasting session with about 14 of reps showing around 200 of their favourite wines and spirits – well,…

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6 things I’m obsessing over on SimplyBe


I’m all about frugal fashion but I know oftentimes you get what you pay for. For us curvier girls, frugal fashion can be a bit of a challenge too. I mean, we need clothes with clever cuts and beautiful fits and fashion just isn’t one-size-fits-all. But never fear: here’s 6 things on SimplyBe (online shop for us curvier girls) I’m…

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Beer Without Fear May


So last night it was that time of the month again – time to taste outrageous beer in good company in the form of Beer Without Fear. This onslaught to your senses is a monthly beer tasting in the Cellar Bar which aims to serve you the most bonkers, insane and intense beers from around the world in 6 tries. Two judges…

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