Fighting my fine lines

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  Alright, it’s official. My 30’s have officially caught up with me and I now have the fine lines to show for it. These pesky little buggers have appeared overnight underneath my eyes and no amount of creams, lotions or potions seems to make them scarce.   It may sound like a massive contradiction but whereas I embrace getting older…

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Breakfast of champions: huevos rancheros

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  One of the perks of marrying a chef is that you’ll never go hungry. And when they get inspired by something, boy are you in for a treat. Take this ‘huevos rancheros’ breakfast beast. It’s a solid favourite of hubby’s and mine for a lazy morning together. We get precious little time together as he works shifts and I’m…

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OOTD: Date day in Liverpool

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  I had a random date day with hubby at Liverpool on Thursday 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…

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Kiss goodbye to hangovers with this neat trick

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  Let’s be honest, hangovers aren’t the same when you hit 30. They are progressively worse. When I say worse, I mean at first you think you’re going to die, then you hope you’re going to die and in the end you’re scared you actually have to live through the thumping head ache, nausea and deep regret about the last…

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Qick and easy lunch salad

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You know those people who like to come in early and make tea or coffee in peace and to calmly turn on their computers and enter their daily tasks in this serene state of mind? The people who have those fashionable ‘bag-for-life’ style lunch bags and Tupperware boxes full of pre-cut vegetables and luscious lunches? Yeah, I hate them too.…

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Welcome to the family, kittens

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  Happy Valentines Day y’all. Or for me, happy Kittens Day. You heard right, I am now a proud mommy of two rescue cats.   These two beauties came into my life by pure accident. My best friend and his wife used to attend this anti-fracking community protection camp in Borras, Wrexham, and for some reason, this specific camp became…

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I want some hygge in my home

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  I’m sure I’ve mentioned it a few (OK, few too many) times that hubby and I are in the process of buying our first ever home. And we decided that we’re dumping our old furniture which has followed us through a few rented accommodations and whereas much loved and well used, has definitely come to the end of its…

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Too much good whisky is barely enough

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  “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” ― Mark Twain   A few years back I wouldn’t have been caught dead drinking whiskey. Couldn’t stomach the stuff. Couldn’t even muster the will to sniff it. I thought it was a vile substance purposefully brewed to torture people and I was absolutely convinced…

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Attention trolls: you are not entitled to a dialogue with me

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  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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Chester Beer Awards 2017

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  The top of the hops in the Chester beer scene were given recognition this Saturday in the second annual Chester Beer Awards, my favourite event of the year. Okay, I am a little biased on this and it’s purely because it’s my very own creation.   When hubby and I last year envisaged an award event to really recognize…

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