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Get the Look: Menagerie Restaurant, Manchester

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to my friend Medina's launch of her collaboration with Iconic Lights. Grillo Designs is a DIY blog where Medina shares so many amazing budget-busting creations, it actually makes my head spin how she manages to find time to do it...

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9 Reasons I’m Happy We Moved to Shrewsbury

A few months ago, I shared our journey in terms of deciding where we were going to pick up and move our life. We'd been living in Cheadle Heath for 8 years, not too far from where Wayne had spent his entire life just outside of Manchester. Deciding that we wanted to...

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An Afternoon in Valencia’s Old Town

As you may know, I spent a few days in Spain recently with AC Hotels and wanted to share that with you today. While we had a few lovely days in Madrid (you can read my little mini travel guide here!), our time in Valencia was just that bit shorter! We essentially had...

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The 5 Best and Worst Things About Being Freelance

For so many people, working for yourself is the dream. The ability to set your own hours, prioritise your workload and know that the only pockets you are lining are your own. After more than 20 years of working my way up the corporate ladder (and admittedly, not...

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What to do on a Weekend Trip to Madrid

If you follow me on Instagram (and really, if not, you should be - where have you been?), then you'll probably know that I spent the best part of the week before last touring two amazing cities in Spain with the lovely folks from AC Hotels which is part of the...

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Moving Diaries Part IV: How We Decided Where To Move!

We were in a very unique position when we decided to sell our home and move out of the area. We don't have children which makes it a lot easier to just pick up and start again - no schools to apply to, no Ofsted reports to fret over, no worries about finishing out a...

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My 5 Must-Try Products from Tarte Cosmetics

I've been a fan of Tarte Cosmetics for nearly 2 years now. Probably around the same time I discovered beauty vloggers on YouTube. And yes, I am slightly addicted to watching makeup artists do their thing, transforming tired or dull skin into illuminated wonders. There...

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12 Ways to Prepare Your Dog for Christmas

You all know how much I love my fur babies. I also love Christmas. While we may love the holiday season and all it brings - decorating, a constant stream of house guests and lots of revelry, music, food and drink - to a pet, this can actually be quite a stressful...

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Cuckooz London: Affordable Apartments for Design Lovers

A few weeks' ago, I attended the Amara Interior Blog Awards, held in London. I travel to London from Manchester fairly frequently and while I try to do the roundtrip (around 5 hours) when and if I can, there are certain times when an overnight stay is a necessity. Of...

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Why I Decided To Get Derma Fillers

I have a feeling this will likely be a pretty divisive post however I hope that you stick with me here even if you are full-on against messing with nature/your face/injectables of any kind. I think when it comes to these kinds of things, it's always incredibly...

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