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Smoke and mirrors: the newest brunch spot in Chester


  When I think of alchemy I don’t necessarily connect that with eggs benedict or a full English breakfast – but it seems that Alchemist does. And why not! Food is chemistry on many levels I suppose. And then there is the chemistry between people, and that’s where it all started to fold like a house of cards.    …

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Beers and beats at Hoole Beer Festival


  “Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy”, said Benjamin Franklin (arguably) way back when and if you needed any more proof that it’s true, that was at the Hoole Beer festival this weekend. Sure, I ended up with the mother of all hangovers and sore feet due to too much dancing but it was…

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Enabling my pasta addiction: Bollicini Chester


  Hi, my name is Kat and I am a pastaholic. I could eat pasta until I am ready to explode and still find room for some more. So it probably comes as no surprise that my favourite food hails from Italy and this means that if there’s an Italian restaurant in a ten mile radius of me you can…

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7 amazing Chester bars you have to visit


I ain’t gonna even lie and pretend that the vast majority of my paychecks doesn’t go to hanging out in the awesome boozers in Chester. But that means I am in the know about where you should go and indulge in whatever’s your poison.   So here you are, folks. Wihtout further ado and in no particular order: the 7…

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Five amazing Chester coffee shops you need to visit


Chester: the promised land of Roman soldiers, horse races and medieval two tier shopping experiences. And, as it turns out, some really quirky and unique coffee shops and tea rooms.   Being someone who thinks cocktails aren’t just for the weekends (they’re for life, yo) and craft beer is a state of mind rather than a night out it took…

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The best pancakes in Upton


  It’s been almost 3 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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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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April Hoole Street Festival


  Last year I wrote about the Hoole May Day Street Festival taking over the main shopping streets of the now somewhat famous suburb in Chester, and this year they did it again. It was bigger, bolder, louder and some might even say, better than its predecessor.     The team behind what is undoubtedly now an annual event is…

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Beer and beats at the April BrewBarn festival


So Saturday the sun was a-shining, the beer was a-flowing and the music was a-playing. The conditions were pretty good for the Spitting Feathers BrewBarn day at the brewery, and they certainly rose to the occasion. And how!     What’s a “BrewBarn” then, I hear you ask. Well, here’s how it works: the day starts at 2.00pm sharp and finishes around 6.00pm.…

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Banging burritos with Mama K


If you’re like me, you might think Mama K is a new kid on the block in Chester. But I, and you, would be wrong. I could’ve, and should’ve come across Mama K’s burritos at one of the many festivals or other events they’ve attended around here, but I didn’t and it’s a downright shame.   Anyway. I came across…

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