Month: December 2013

The festive lull

During the festive period this year its safe to say I have relaxed a lot more than usual. Due to a shocking bout of flu which knocked me out and saw me bed-bound for 6 days, right up until Christmas Day, I have done very little. But one way I have spent my days are checking out the sales. With only one more day off work left, I have made the very most of being at home and done my sales shopping from the comfort of my home. In my onesie with a bowl of chocolates next to me of course. It is Christmas after all. The festive lull between Xmas and New Years has been rather lovely band I have treated myself to a couple of new bits and bobs. I just love satchels and despite already owning a raspberry coloured Zatchel and a Cambridge Satchel, I couldn’t resist this pastel green beauty from Zatchels in the 25% off sale. My pair of black wedge heel high top trainers are the comfiest pair of …

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

To get into the festive spirit on Sunday my friend Natalie and I made the journey to Holden Clough Nursery in Clitheroe to visit The Garden Kitchen for a Christmas picnic afternoon tea. The Christmas afternoon tea is served on a miniature picnic bench and certainly didn’t disappoint. Nestled in the country side and down many a winding road, you will find Holden Clough Nursery. Ran by BBC Young Gardener of the Year 2012, John, the nursery features The Garden Kitchen tea room. All the food is sourced locally  and their take on the traditional afternoon tea is pretty special. Adapted for Christmas, the picnic looked amazing and tasted great too. Each picnic bench serves two and was a fantastic way to spend a rainy Sunday and kick off the Christmas period. The bench included  chocolate Christmas tree cupcake, mincemeat crumble, truffle Christmas puddings, a selection of festive canapes, wellington boot of mulled wine each, glass of proseco and tea or coffee. Afternoon tea in style!

Catfish: My dabble into the online dating world…

Having a blog means I live quite a ‘social’ life and I’m not afraid to share aspects of my life with the internet. I blog about the clothes I wear, holidays I go on and gigs, but one thing you never read about online are those who are unlucky in love.  But recently there has been a certain TV show that I have become addicted to; Catfish. And since I spend a large proportion of my day tweeting about my bus journeys to work, things I do on the weekend and my hair, hell I’ve even created it it’s own hashtag (over at #bobprobs if you interested), so I thought why not open up and write a blog entry about my private life that I don’t tend to tweet about, well unless you count that other popular hashtag #rurudoesdating; my foray into the world of online dating. I was nervous to write this blog and feel even more scared about hitting publish, but my work fam suggested at the start of all this I should …