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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Sorted for Sunday at the Suburbs


For me, Sundays can go one of two ways: I either wake up perky and happy and ready to fill my day with lazy nonsense, or I wake up feeling like death because the last pint or cocktail the night before was just one too many. Basically, I’m either super hungover or not – there’s usually very little in between.…

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I’m wild about animal prints now


OK I used to absolutely hate animal print but it’s slowly become such an iconic thing every retailer does their own version of it and I think it just wore me down. Now I’m all in and loving it and I’m taking y’all with me and share six of my favourite animal prints of the season.   Check these out:…

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Can’t wait for Chester Pride – But it’s not about me


It’s Chester Pride this Saturday and I have my rainbow colours, glitter and party spirit at the ready! I love Pride, me. I love the colourful celebration of, our brothers and sisters and those yet to decide in the LGBTQIA community. I love the smiling couples, elaborate costumes and rainbow flags and I am all for all of it. But…

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Here’s what the second Hoole Beer Festival was like


So Hoole was a bit lit last weekend, eh? The second (what I assume is) annual Hoole Beer Festival (organised by the good folk from Chester Beer and Wine) put together a mighty fine party over the course of Friday, Saturday and even Sunday and it was packed like you wouldn’t believe. Let me backtrack a little though and explain…

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