Food // A Guide to 24 Hours in Liverpool

If you’re a regular reader of Ruth Writes or indeed the many amazing #livbloggers from across the city, you’ll be more than aware that Liverpool is the city visit for the day, as well as hit the shops and see the sights. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re bound to find it in a…

Recipe // Caribbean Pineapple and Chilli Sticky Sauce*

Ok so I’m gonna hold my hands up and admit, I’m not really a fan of sweet and sour sauces. Generally I find them too sweet and in all honesty, I much prefer a savoury-tasting dish. But, I’m on a quest to discover new recipes to try and expand my cooking repertoire. Santa Maria* sauces…

Life // The Meaning of Marriage

Marriage. It’s one little word that holds a whole load of meaning. It means something different to everyone. Traditionalists, those who swear they’ll never marry and the optimistic types who are happy to wait and see. My view? I don’t think it’s integral, but it would be quite nice to make everything ‘official’. Both Darren…

Travel // 4 days in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of those cities that everyone seems to have visited as one point or another and when I received a Ryanair flight sale email back in March I decided to snap up flights for Darren and I in August. We weren’t too sure what to expect. I mean we’d read up on the…

Life // Do You Need a Blogging ‘Niche’?

Sit down and blog posts are sometimes few and far between but they’re honestly, my fave posts to write. I love bloggers who share their lives and use their online space as a diary and forum to vent or share updates on their daily lives. I think I struggle with my content. This blog has…

Food // Summer Eats with Holy Moly Dips 

After a super-long hiatus away from posting food content, I’m back! Since joining SW, I’ve reignited my love for prepping super-yummy meals and making sure I get my 5-a-day! If you know anything about Slimming World, you may have heard that avocado is a syn. Essentially, it’s a fat free diet plan so even healthy…

Life // How To Save For a House Deposit

Attempting to save for a house deposit is no easy feat, believe me. Sacrifices have to be made and with all of your monthly outgoings, it’s so hard to put a set amount aside every month. If you’re a long-time reader, I’m sure you’ll know that we currently rent a house which makes saving that…

Fashion // Recycle Old Clothes with iCollectClothes

Since I started working in Liverpool city centre last year, I’ve definitely become more aware of those in need and helping out with local charities. Through my workplace, we worked on a brand campaign earlier this year raising money for The Whitechapel Centre, the homeless charity and donated to food banks. There’s something about working…

Life // Save Time with Bidvine

I don’t know if you’ve seen the meme that’s doing the rounds, referencing how hard it is to get your ish together nowadays but it’s so apt. Finding time to walk the dog, clean the house, eat healthily, blog, see friends, oh and do a full day in work. It’s tough right? Whilst I don’t…

Hair // Maintaining Silver/Grey Hair

So, here’s the thing. I’ve wanted to go grey/silver for quite some time after going super platinum blonde last summer, trying various different toners and then returning to the hairdressers to get my colour done after 18 months of box days. But I decided to bite the bullet and go white blonde to start the…

Life // First-Time Renting With Your Partner 

Ahh renting. It’s a funny thing renting a home. Whether it’s a room in a shared house or flat, or an entire house, like me and my boyfriend do, the ability to have your own space, without actually owning the property is weird. We’re currently in our second rented house and whilst I’ve loved both…

Brunch // Space Coffee, Aigburth Road

Any blogger worth their weight in Instagram posts has their favourite cafes and restaurants which they regularly visit due to a number of reasons; super cute and Instagrammable decor, amazing food and great drinks. So when I was recently invited to a ‘Bloggers Brunch’ at Space Coffee on Aigburth Road I jumped at the chance…