Event: Wine Tasting at Bakerie – NQ Manchester

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a wine tasting event at Bakerie in the Northern Quarter, and of course I didn’t hesitate to say yes! The extent of my wine palate is I have to say rather poor. In fact I have one bottle of Rose that I stick to (Gallo Family Zinfandel if you must know)

Freshen up your bedroom this Spring

There’s something about Spring that urges people to have a mini overhaul of their life – perhaps it’s the lighter evenings, or the increasing temperature? Something prompts us to change things up a bit, have a tidy and a good old clear out. I love having a good Spring clean. I’ve already been busy this last few weeks, sorting out

Why I’ve Become a Kitchen Gardener

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m getting older (and one naturally becomes interested in hobbies of the retired – lawn bowls and the like), or because I’ve been watching a lot of River Cottage lately but I’ve become really interested in gardening; well not just gardening but becoming a smallholder. Yep Hugh Furly-Wurly as he’s affectionately named in our

Recipe: Five Minute Guacamole

I absolutely love avocados and guacamole, I must make it at least once a week I cannot get enough of the stuff. Guacamole is so tasty, quick to throw together and great to use as a snack with some vegetable dips or if you’re feeling naughty some tortilla chips. I also love using it to cool down a spicy chilli,

Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Perfume Review

Giorgio Armani Si Perfume – £47 for 30ml Anyone who has read my past reviews of perfumes will know that I tend to favour fresh scents and I hate sweet sickly cloying smells. This is the latter, but why is it the exception to the rule? Giorgio Armani Si is a dominating, long lasting perfume. I find it almost overpowering

Lush Mask of Magnaminty Face Mask Review

Lush Mask of Magnaminty – £5.75 for 125g There’s a lot of Lush products I haven’t tried – their range of face masks being one of them – so I decided to remedy this with a little trip to Lush a couple of weeks ago. They seem to have quite an extensive range but I decided to pick up Mask