Review: “Do Your Gin” Gin Making Kit

Wondering what to buy for a gin fan that isn't just gin? Well how about a Make Your Own Gin kit for a more interesting gin-related gift? I received the "Do Your Gin" kit for a Christmas present and as I have recently been trying it out, I wanted to share my thoughts. The Do … Continue reading Review: “Do Your Gin” Gin Making Kit

Christmas Gift Ideas: Festive Hamper

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas this year? Usually I'm a big fan of gifts that aren't things such as restaurant vouchers, theatre tickets and cookery classes (you may have seen me post about this in the past). But things are a little different this year, and perhaps a more tangible gift would be better appreciated … Continue reading Christmas Gift Ideas: Festive Hamper

10 Creative Things to Do at Home

Lockdown is proving to be a strange time for us all. I know I'm personally making a lot of use of our Netflix and Now TV subscriptions, as well as the very welcome addition of Disney+. But being a creative person I also find that being creative has to be an essential part of my … Continue reading 10 Creative Things to Do at Home

Restaurant Review: Royal Nawaab

Royal Nawaab Manchester

Last Sunday Craig and I were invited along to Royal Nawaab, an extremely popular Asian buffet restaurant which has been in Manchester since 2001. It is actually located 15-20 minutes’ drive outside of the centre, which explains how they could become so popular without visiting before. For full disclosure, this was a gifted visit. When … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Royal Nawaab

10 of the Most Instagrammable Places to Eat in Manchester

Tasty food is of course my number one priority when choosing somewhere to eat, but there’s also nothing quite like dining in truly beautiful surroundings. Manchester has so many distinctive and insta-friendly restaurants and bars to offer that I've listed my top 10 to inspire your dinner reservations.. The Ivy The Ivy became part of … Continue reading 10 of the Most Instagrammable Places to Eat in Manchester

Restaurant Review: Sapporo Teppanyaki

I’ve been aware of Sapporo Teppanyaki in Manchester for over 10 years and have always fancied going, yet shockingly I never have! It’s a stylish Japanese restaurant serving both sushi dishes and “teppanyaki” (food grilled on a large iron griddle) and what’s most interesting about this venue is that guests are seated in tables of … Continue reading Restaurant Review: Sapporo Teppanyaki

Apple & Blackberry Christmas Cobbler

It’s never too early for Christmas food, and making this tasty Christmas Cobbler definitely got me in the festive spirit. Not only does it look good enough for a Christmas Day dessert, the added cinnamon means it’s full of festive flavour too! It’s such a simple pudding to make, so there’s literally no downside to … Continue reading Apple & Blackberry Christmas Cobbler

Kahlua Brunch Club

Isn’t brunch just the best?! Eating breakfast food at an hour when it's reasonable to drink alcohol - what could be better than that? Well something fun has being happening in Manchester – a pop up brunch club hosted by Kahlua! Kahlua is the Mexican rum and coffee liqueur that forms the basis of the … Continue reading Kahlua Brunch Club

My Favourite Lunch Spots in Manchester Right Now

I’ve worked in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for about 5 years, and I have tried and tested so many lunch spots in the city centre. Seriously, there are more than I can remember! But there are a few that impressed me so much that they are regulars, faves, and my go-to places for lunch in the … Continue reading My Favourite Lunch Spots in Manchester Right Now