GARLIC CASHEW CHICKEN

GARLIC CASHEW CHICKEN

As I’ve been trying to get healthier recently, I am forever seeking some quick, tasty, healthy meals to cook up once I get home. Forcing myself for a run in the morning before placement meaning I can get home, cook and actually relax in an evening. However I don’t want to use all that time I’ve freed up cooking. I love cooking but so love relaxing too. When I get Thai or Chinese I love having chicken with cashews, so thought I could probably make something pretty similar at home and…

THE AUTUMN EDIT #1

THE AUTUMN EDIT #1

Sunday marked the Autumn equinox, which means au revoir sunnies and skirts and hello cosy knits and snug scarves. Personally, I am not ready to say goodbye to the heat, but I sure am a fan of a white hot chocolate and a spiced candle! It has been an incredible Summer for me, I have packed it full of amazing adventures visiting new places and embarking on new experiences. The chaos is not about to stop there, one is always a busy bee, and that hasn’t changed in the past…

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…

BREAKING THE SOLO BRUNCHING TABOO – 19 CAFE BAR – MANCHESTER

BREAKING THE SOLO BRUNCHING TABOO – 19 CAFE BAR – MANCHESTER

As I’ve got older there is something I’ve learnt to do more and more. That is to enjoy my company. A little bit of self-indulgence and giving myself some me time! I must admit it took a while. I remember I always used to find it odd when my dad would head to a restaurant and dine alone or go gigging solo! I’d always thought to myself – what a strange man not wanting to share those experiences with friends. However, now I get it! He adores music and seeing…

A PORTUGUESE DATE NIGHT WITH MATEUS ROSE *

A PORTUGUESE DATE NIGHT WITH MATEUS ROSE *

If you haven’t yet noticed, food plays a big part in my life, and I tend to find that when I am spending quality time with people food is generally involved. With my partner being a chef and me travelling all over for work finding that time with each other can prove quiet difficult! We catch up over meals, and drinks and are constantly trying to be proactive in the days we have together. One thing that I would love us to attend together would be a foodie festival, where…

GOING BANANAS THIS SUMMER WITH MUSTARD *

GOING BANANAS THIS SUMMER WITH MUSTARD *

If there is one thing I love the most about Summer it’s being able to enjoy the outdoors! Reading, writing and eating!  It’s good for the body and for the mind. If I could, I would spend all day, everyday laying in the sun! My favourite thing has to be dining Al Fresco though! Whether it’s in restaurants, in the great outdoors or a simple picnic style. What makes picnics even better is having the cutest tuppawear around! Mustard is making me literally go bananas…over it’s quirky snack boxes and accessories!…

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…

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…

CUCUMBER AVOCADO FETA SALAD RECIPE

CUCUMBER AVOCADO FETA SALAD RECIPE

This salad combines mine and my partners favourite things, he is cucumber mad, I love feta and we are both a big fan of avocado. I whipped this up the other day after we came back from a long bike ride, we really needed a pick me up before dinner time. This was the perfect thing it was light and refreshing, just what we needed to cool us down and fill us up. This cucumber avocado feta salad can be used in so many ways, a light lunch or snack,…