Month: Oct 2018

Dockleaf, Cains Brewery Roast Dinner Review

Sunday’s are synonymous with a roast, aren’t they? A plate pilled with all of your favourite weekend tit-bits – cauli cheese, roasties and lashings of gravy. Oh, there’s nothing better to round off the weekend, is there? In recent month’s I’ve finally mastered the home-made roast, but it doesn’t beat going out for a full Sunday lunch; especially if the place is dog-friendly too, which is a huge bonus in my house-hold. Enter, Dockleaf. Part of the Cains Brewery Village, Dockleaf can be found opposite the Baltic Market, but it offers a more chilled-out vibe with comfy chairs to park yourself to devour the menu. Darren, Molly & I went along last weekend to fill our boots and indulge in a final meat-heavy roast before we started ‘our journey’ to becoming full-time pescatarian… Dockleaf Sunday Roast Club A new addition to the menu, every Sunday you can head along to Dockleaf to fully initiate yourself into the elusive Roast Club. What an epic club to be part of, ey? With a choice of three roasts …

Dressing My Fiance for Autumn – A/W Trends

With the autumn in full swing, I love layering up my outfits from the colder weather, but what about your man looking stylish at the same time? The current trends for men’s fashion are going back in time, and it’s true that history does, in fact, repeat itself because plaid checked shirts and 90’s bucket hats are here to stay. I’m always trying to make subtle introductions into Darren’s wardrobe, here are some of the popular trends you’ll find in men’s fashion this autumn. Vintage Inspired 90’s fashion has undoubtedly made a comeback across the last few seasons, but you can expect to see a homage again to the decade that brought us the logo-heavy brands, tracksuits and dungarees. If you want to kick your fashion back to the nineties, then the bucket hat is a staple purchase. Made famous by the Gallagher brothers at Glastonbury, this fairly questionable headwear is certainly not going anywhere fast. Plaid The iconic plaid was back on the catwalk during fashion week in London, Milan, New York, Florence and …

There’s No Shame in Shopping For Your Shape

I’m a size 12 some days and a size 14 on others. I’ve been a size 16 and as small as an 8 way back when ( we’re talking over 15 years ago). It used to bother me. But now I’m ok with the number in the label cos it doesn’t make me, me. I’d rather dress for my body and shape and look good in clothes that try and fit myself into something that’s smaller. I mean, noone can read the label. I was recently invited along to the relaunch of the Matalan Williamson Square store in Liverpool. It was a trolley dash event which defo was was exciting as it sounds. Think Supermarket Sweep and bingo! It was great to look at the new pieces in store and new trends – some that do flatter my ass and hips and some that do not. I’d love to wear midi length dresses but I think I’d feel like a nan, rather than like the sexy independent woman I wanna be. Lol. I am huge …

30, Flirty & Thriving – Why Age Means Nothing

I just don’t feel 30. Is it because I don’t yet have kids so I’m quite carefree or is it simply because age literally nothing? Well, the latter tbh. I’ve been in the 30s club for five months now which is nothing really and I’m new to this decade of my life, but it’s so true that age is just a number. And here’s why… I change my hair colour all the goddamn time. In the last 10 years I’ve been blonde, red, an ill-advised brown shade which was so not me and currently I’m platinum/grey. I love it and I hope I’m always indecisive and switching my hair colour as I continue through my 30s. My love of wearing colour and prints us going nowhere. Green faux fur? Gimme. Zebra print and lime green? Hello friend. I love planning my outfits and no plans if changing with age. Career goals aren’t the be all and end all. I’m lucky that I like my job, it’s an extension of my hobby almost. But those articles …

Beauty Treatments I’ve Had – It’s Ok To Talk About It

I’m not against surgery if I felt I had thought it thoroughly and had genuine reasons to improve myself in certain areas of my body. I’m a fan of a facial, a spot of dermaplaning and the odd chemical peel. If I didn’t already have huge lips, I might be swayed to add a ml here or there. So, I thought I’d share my feelings on having treatments done – Dermaplaning I’ve had an Epionce peel dermaplaning session once before and I loved the results after the treatment was complete. It was a lovely procedure and very little pain was involved. You can see the results in the images above. Removing the top latey of my skin and fully exfoliating my face, my skin felt great and I would definitely have this treatment again soon. Facials I’m quite lucky in that I’ve had multiple spa days in the last few years and had quite a few facials. My favourite treatments are from Elemis, as I love their products and how my skin feels afterward and …

The Importance of Organising Your Money Before You Travel

It costs a lot of money to go travelling, and that’s what deters many people from being adventurous when it comes to their holidays. But you don’t want to go to the same cheap all-inclusive resort every year. You should aim to expand your horizons from time to time, and it doesn’t have to be crazily expensive to do this. Here’s how to get your money in order before you travel. With the right planning, you could afford the trip you really want. Make a budget (and start saving). Before you travel, you need to make a budget. Otherwise, you might end up spending an excessive amount of money and emptying your bank account. Of course, in order to make a budget, you need a plan for the type of travelling you’re going to do. The rest of the advice in this article will help you with that. But it’s important to search around for the most cost-effective travel options in terms of accommodation, transport, food, and so on. You might be able to find …

It’s Ok To Be A Homebird #SpillTheTea

Social media gives off this impression that everyone is busy all the time. Checking in on Facebook, tagging your location on IG Stories, seeing friends and family. We’ve all read that memes about how exhausting it is to work out (LOL, I don’t do that), physically go to work, keep your home clean, see people and then take 5 minutes to actual get over the ordeal of having to actually spend time with people other than the person/people/animals that you live with. So, generally, I don’t. I bloody love my house and being in my home. Is it since turning 30? Is it since we bought a house and I love being here? Or is just because. No official reason other than, I like sitting with my fiance and walking my dog. I like watching the telly. And I’m more than happy to scroll Insta and watch other people’s lives on Insta. I’ve being doing, I say that lighly, vlogtober on my IG Stories this month and it’s hard to find stuff to talk about …

Balancing Work & Play – Almost Famous Xmas Menu & Dog Walks

It’s that time of year where the big C word is starting to creep up in conversations and I’m aware that I’ve only got a couple of paydays left between now and the big day…but it also means M&S xmas sandwiches will be in meal deals soon and we all must have seen that foot-long pig in blanket that Aldi are rolling out this year *insert heart eye emoji here* But it also means for us bloggers that we continue to make the rest of the world well jeal by being invited to fancy stuff; including Almost Famous Christmas menu! So indulgent, excessive and yummy. This whopping burger had burger meat, pig in blanket, a sausage roll and loads of extra good stuff stuffed between each patty. It was defo a handful and I enjoyed every second of shoving it in my gob! I’m spending my weekends loving the nicer weather we’ve had lately. God, that must be the dullest sentence I’ve ever written. Hale village is just down the road from us and walking …