WHY I FELL IN LOVE WITH LYON

WHY I FELL IN LOVE WITH LYON

Lyon is a place I have held always very close to my heart, it may be the reason it was so easy to fall in love with, and a city that every time I go back I insist I am ready to pack up and move. I may have the comfort of my family there, however, as I am not so much a homebody I don’t think this is the biggest draw to this bustling city. Yes of course it will play a part, but there is so much to…

STAY SAFE CAMPING IN THE LAKES WITH HALFORDS*

STAY SAFE CAMPING IN THE LAKES WITH HALFORDS*

I was fortunate to have been brought up in one of the most stunning parts of the country. That is the Lake District. Therefore, most of my childhood memories involve hikes, countryside walks and of course camping. In fact, camping was one of my favourite things to do as a child, and many of our school holidays were spent camping in Wales, The Lakes, Cornwall and even France. It is a shame as now the older I am the less I camp. In fact, I cannot remember the last time…

4 DAYS IN LISBON

4 DAYS IN LISBON

Boa noite you lovely lovely people. Earlier this year I complied a travel list. Places I had booked to visit and ones I had hoped to visit! Out of the 5 I’ve ticked two off and Portugal was one of them. My papas friends moved out there over 5 years ago now – yes I’ve been a fool and massively delayed a visit. So this June we flew over together to say hello, it had nothing to do with the fact our friend Simon had bought us a box to…

#EXPLORINGCHESHIRE WITH LAURUS HOMES *

#EXPLORINGCHESHIRE WITH LAURUS HOMES *

As you may know by know I live in the powerhouse of the North, the city that’s home to infamous bands, historical figures and premiere league football clubs. However, I wasn’t born into a cosmopolitan lifestyle, in fact I’m a country bumpkin that hails from a picturesque part of the Lake District! One reason I chose to make Manchester my home is the versatility this area offers – you may have cracking nightlife and fabulous restaurants, however stray a little further and I’m back to green lands, still waters and…

OOO LA LA BON APETITE – BISTROT PIERRE – ALTRINCHAM – MANCHESTER *

OOO LA LA BON APETITE – BISTROT PIERRE – ALTRINCHAM – MANCHESTER *

When the sun is out one of my fave things to do is dine alfresco, well I always like to dine as you can see here! However, it’s definitely something that has those holiday feels to me and I can never understand why people eat inside on a hot day.  Whenever we take a trip to France we often dine outside and it was great to get those vacay vibes last week whilst I was out sampling Bistrot Pierre’s Spring menu. 

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

On the beautiful island of Cyprus, just East of Mount Olympus, there is the picturesque region of Pitsillia. The climate of the Pitsillia region perfect for the locals to cultivate the ‘Rosa damascene’ for various wonderful uses. And the exciting festival that takes place every May during the rose harvest in Agros which honours the rose and it’s endless beneficial uses. Last week I went along to visitcyprus ‘Rosewater Event’ which celebrated this very festival. We were welcomed into a beautiful rose filled room and treated to a refreshing rose bellini decorated with dried edible…

WEEKDAYS WINETASTING AT VEENO *

WEEKDAYS WINETASTING AT VEENO *

We had the pleasure of visiting Veeno, a quaint little Italian café tucked away on a back street in Manchester. The brand started 3 years ago with two Italian guys’ passion for Spuntini* and wine, and noticed that there was nowhere in Manchester offering the same thing. Veeno now has 14 stores across the UK, with a new one opening in Kingston upon Thames. The café offers a variety of wine, prosecco, beer, small nibbles and light bites. They have various wine tasting packages perfect for meeting up with friends…

SIZZLING STEAK OUTS AT LAS IGUANAS – DEANSGATE – MANCHESTER *

SIZZLING STEAK OUTS AT LAS IGUANAS – DEANSGATE – MANCHESTER *

You must now by now, one of our favourite things to do is to go out for dinner! So, when we were invited to try out Las Iguanas new menu, of course the answer was a yes! I have been a few times and always loved my experience at this busy Mexican restaurant., however it was nice to try something different.                                                          …

A TRIP TO KNOWSLEY SAFARI PARK WITH TYRE PLUS *

A TRIP TO KNOWSLEY SAFARI PARK WITH TYRE PLUS *

Over the weekend, my bestie and I went to go spend a weekend on the outskirts of Liverpool. As you could see from my Instagram, we had luscious massages, a trip to Knowsley safari park and was plied with rum! I don’t think you could have asked for a better weekend really. I have only ever experienced a safari park once, that was when I was living in Africa as a child and we actually had to drive through one monthly. Yes, insane right?! Our regular bus went cruising on…

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS

FESTIVAL ESSENTIALS

I always love a good festival whether it is within the UK or abroad, something about seeing live music in another environment than a music hall fills me full of excitement. However, there are many things I do not look forward to. Whether it will rain? –  if we are in the UK let’s face it be ready for a mud bath! Will I be warm enough? What about enough toilet roll and food? Yes I think we have established I am a worrier, so here I put together a…