To the end of a great year, and to the beginning of an even better one.
The only thing exciting about peeling out of your cosy warm bed on a freezing winter’s day is the excitement of a little treat in the advent calendar. Now, imagine that little chocolate treat that just about lures you out of hibernation, was a little present; different each day and a complete surprise.
Sounds like the best way to wake up, right? And that’s exactly how all the big brands are planning to build up to Christmas this year. With more alternative advent calendars than ever, you will have a job choosing what exactly you want to wake up to each day! From candles to booze to beauty products, they’ve got you pretty much covered no matter what you’re into. There are so many to choose from, all ranging in price, so you can find the perfect advent calendar to suit you.
I completely love this idea and I am having the hardest time deciding which one I am going to go for, but to help I have compiled a list of a selection of my faves along with their contents – so if you are hoping for your advent treats to be top secret then this is a huge spoiler alert!!
Make this perfect-for-parties, showstopping paella at your next get-together, and you’re guaranteed to be bombarded with compliments. Plus you only have one pan to wash at the end of the night – winner!
Hey! I’m Back!
By far some of the best Italian food I have eaten in the UK, and now one of my fave restaurants in Manchester.
Italian tapas, wine, cocktails and some Friday dancing.
Some of my faves for the month of May.
So I’m sadly back on Manchester soil. I had an incredible time in Florida, and cannot wait to tell you all about it! First of all I want to apologise massively for my blogging absence. I had such a busy few weeks before going away that I had zero time to plan anything, and was on the last-minute as usual with packing and all that holiday malarkey that I was just thinking I’d take my camera and do some whilst I was over there.. completely forgetting how insanely busy it would be when i got out there. That’s why I only managed one measly post.. So I’d better get making up for it! I did manage to get loads of goodies and awesome ideas for posts though, so keep following to check it all out.
So I’m over half way through the most amazing holiday and have only just managed to squeeze in some time for a quick post…
In 2013 I was lucky enough to buy my first property. It was easily one of the most stressful things I have ever done, but 100% worth it. It can be such a daunting thing to even think about as there is so much to take into consideration, you can feel like your brain is about to explode 99% of the time. Well I did anyway.
I thought it would be helpful to make a list of what I found most important, and what helped the most during the process. Did I mention I also love lists? And hopefully this will prevent your brain from feeling quite as explosive as mine.