Lifestyle

Feeling Heartbroken Over A Friendship

This is a difficult one to talk about.

Recently, I ended a negative friendship and it made me realise that feeling heartbroken over a friendship ending is a real thing. Confronting a friend over something you’re not particularly happy about, having an argument because you both believe you’re right yet the other is wrong, agree to disagree, never truly settling the awkwardness that has been created but in the end, one of you walks away and the friendship is done.

Reality check: a lot of us have been through a friendship heartbreak.

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Lifestyle

TV Shows I’ve Been Watching Recently – Take Two

I recently had some time to myself, with being out of work and continually looking for a job but with that comes silence and being alone majority of the day.

The TV and my Amazon Fire Stick quickly became my colleague and the only voice that I had for a few hours of the day. Granted, I didn’t just sit and watch TV all day. It’s not as glamorous as it sounds.

As I received the news of my new job, I was in the middle of watching a handful of shows – both during the day when it’s acceptable to binge watch as well as in an evening when a new episode is on TV.

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Food

The Only Cake You Should Bake This Winter

When it comes to baking, I’ve always baked what I know: butterfly cakes, Victoria Sponge, lemon meringue pie, apple pie, Eve’s pudding and my well-loved cookies.

But a few weeks ago when I was baking for my Mum’s Macmillan Coffee Morning, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and try something new.

Marble cake is what reminds me of my childhood.

It’s delicious, it’s light, it’s moist (sorry!) and the contrast between vanilla and chocolate is truly wonderful. I found a recipe on BBC Good Food and decided to give it a whirl.

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Travel

10 Things To Do During Your First Visit To Amsterdam

Amsterdam, you were absolutely incredible.

Seeing as the Mr is turning 30 on 5th November, I decided that whisking him away was the best present that I could possibly get him. We booked a trip to Amsterdam for a handful of days in late October and had such a wonderful time!

We decided not to make any solid plans, to just go with the flow, to see where the wind took us and do what we wanted to do. We spent all of our evenings eating delicious food, wandering around the Red Light District and watching football.

There are probably so many things that I’ve missed off this list, but these are the things we did and the ones that I’d recommend to others visiting the city of tulips.

Oh and I’ve tried to include as much information as I possibly can – websites, location, opening times, prices and of course, my honest opinion!

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Books

On A Beautiful Day by Lucy Diamond

Lucy Diamond

Published: 31st May 2018
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Pages: 488

Blurb:

It’s a beautiful day in Manchester and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them. For Laura, it’s a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

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Food

Not Your Average Sunday Roast

Fun fact: Pie and mash is David Beckham’s favourite meal of all time.

We are very lucky to have so many incredible food spots in Liverpool and Bold Street is home to multiple independent restaurants as well as a few chain ones.

Pie Minister is exactly what it says on the tin: PIES.

The Mr and I were kindly invited back to their Bold Street restaurant to try their Roast Pie which is a twist on the classic Sunday roast and new to their Autumn menu.

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Protecting My Skin Through The Colder Months

Skin care on a daily basis is very important to me.

Yet when we land ourselves in late September, I find myself wanting to take even more care of my skin because having a dry face isn’t on my to-do list.

For the past year or so, I’ve been trying to find face masks that really work for my skin and believe me, I’ve tried my fair share of them. I’ve tried the cucumber peels from Sephora as well as the Garnier face peels but neither of them seem to do much for my face.

That is where L’Oreal come into the mix because their skin care is amazing.

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Books

This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay

Sock Sunday

Published: 19th April 2018
Publisher:
Picador
Pages:
277

Blurb:

97 hour weeks. Life and death decisions. A constant tsunami of bodily fluids and the hospital parking meter earns more than you. Welcome to the life of a junior doctor. Scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends, Adam Kay’s diaries provide a no-holds-barred account of his time on the NHS front line. Hilarious, horrifying and heart breaking, this is everything you wanted to know (and more than a few things you didn’t) about life on and off the hospital ward.

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Fashion

The Pinafore I Can’t Stop Wearing

I am obsessed with pinafores.

The second Autumn strikes, I become obsessed with pinafores. Not only are They incredibly easy to wear during the transitional period between Summer and Autumn, but they’re comfortable and quite stylish.

One brand who I am a huge fan of is Red Herring. When I need a staple piece for my wardrobe, I usually head to New Look or to the corner of Debenhams where Red Herring are situated.

A solid 70% of my wardrobe is Red Herring and not only is the quality fantastic but the prices are really good in case you’re watching the pennies.

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Food

Date Night At The Albert Dock

It is safe to say that healthy eating was thrown out of the window on this particular evening..

During the Summer, the Mr and I were kindly invited to Revolution in St. Peter’s Square whilst watching England in the World Cup Semi-Final, but ever since we went there, we’ve been intrigued to try out more of the Revolution bars within Liverpool.

The Royal Albert Docks is one of my favourite spots in the city and within the docks, there is a real mixture of independent and chain restaurants such as Revolution.

The wonderful team at Revolution Albert Docks kindly invited the Mr and I for a Saturday date night and so, we said yes!

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