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Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Blogmas #10: The perfect Hot Chocolate



Nothing says winter more for me than Hot Chocolate. You just can't beat it. I love Hot Chocolate dates; bobbing to Starbucks for a catch up and warm drink or enjoying one at the Christmas markets with a spot of Baileys!

I love making up Hot Chocolate at home. There's nothing like being cosy with lots of pillows, fresh pjs, a festive film and a warm Hot Choc!

Here's how I make up my Hot Chocolate at home.

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Blogmas #9: Christmas Playlist



Everyone loves a good Christmas song during the festive season, I definitely do. With watching a lot of Christmas films, I hear a lot of the classic Christmas songs and some of them are really catchy. I do, however, also love the more current Christmas songs and recent covers by more current artists.

I've put together a Christmas playlist, consisting of both old and new songs, to get you into the Christmas spirit this year. I'll link each song so that you can listen if you wish to by clicking the name of the song.

Enjoy!

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Saturday, 8 December 2018

Blogmas #8: 5 Things to be Grateful for this Christmas



Today I met the loveliest man and it put everything into context for me. I was waiting, impatiently may I add, for my Uber (which was 1.5x the normal fare and a 20 odd minute wait) when I was approached by a man asking if I could spare just £1 to help him towards his evening meal. I don't carry cash much so I had no change on me but we went to Starbucks and he enjoyed a toasted teacake with butter and a hot chocolate (with lots of whipped cream)! 

We chatted about life in general and he told me that his sister was called Marion, so not dissimilar to my name. He took comfort each day in visiting Booth Centre in Manchester where he enjoyed beans on toast with unlimited tea and coffee for breakfast, a hot shower each day and bangers and mash for lunch. I thought that this was amazing as I had never heard of this centre before. Sadly though, he did not have a home and when I asked where he would be sleeping tonight, he replied "I've got a sleeping bag".

It was heartbreaking that someone so charismatic and lovely was homeless, particularly in this weather. It really made me reflect on how lucky I am for so many things and that I should be more mindful of this in future instead of complaining about the minor inconveniences or taking things for granted.

Here are 5 things that I am grateful for this December.


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Friday, 7 December 2018

Blogmas #7: Manahatta, Manchester



I recently won a competition to visit the brand new bar and restaurant, Manahatta. I never win anything so this was such a nice surprise - particularly as it was somewhere I really wanted to go!

Manahatta, located in the centre of Manchester nightlife, is a New York style eatery and bar featuring contemporary decor and an American themed menu. Opened in November, Manahatta has quickly become one of Manchester's most popular hot spots.

I couldn't wait to visit on Wednesday and took my friend along with me!


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Grandad's Chipolatas

Manchester’s own finest sausages.


I'm not a massive one for spicy food, or starters particularly, but David loved these. Served with mustard and chipotle ketchup, these mini sausages can be served either plain or spicy. If you like spicy food I'd definitely go for the spicy option though to add an extra kick of flavour.

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Thursday, 6 December 2018

Blogmas #6: Winter coat wishlist



Nothing screams winter in the UK like a big winter coat! I am obsessed with layers during the winter and a good coat can really make an outfit (plus keep you warm)!

Here are 10 of my favourite winter coats this season...

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Premium Teddy Coat


Naomi Genes x Boohoo, £70
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