IT’S COOKING GOOD COOKBOOK

  As well as editing two blogs, I have a full-time day job. I work for Shoot The Moon, a digital design and photography agency, in Ancoats, Manchester. The majority of our clients are in the food and drink and hospitality industries but a few, such as the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, are not. […]

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MANCHESTER THREE RIVERS GIN EXPERIENCE

Hear ye! Hear ye! Clangs big bell. To all the gin lovers and the friends and families of gin lovers, you really need to read this. We have discovered the perfect gin gift for this Christmas. Or any other time of the year come to that. The Experience The Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience has […]

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A MOOMIN CHRISTMAS

My love affair with books and reading began as a small child and I was quite voracious in my appetite to read everything I could get my hands on. Fortunately, we lived across the road from the tiny, local library that was housed in the scout hut. I spent every spare moment in there, even […]

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FEMINISTS DON’T WEAR PINK (AND OTHER LIES)

  Maybe being a feminist isn’t quite what you thought it was… Five AMAZING women are coming together to celebrate the launch of the much anticipated book, Feminists Don’t Wear Pink (And Other Lies) at The Lowry in Salford on Wednesday 3rd October. The woman joining the discussion are journalist, activist and blogger, Scarlett Curtis, who […]

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Midlife Balinese Adventure

At what age should one stop having adventures? Frankly, never in my opinion. Which is why I found myself at 51 winging my way towards the Indonesian island of Bali. My Mum would attest to the fact that as soon as I was able to walk, I was off seeking out thrills and adventures. At […]

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Giggle Knickers

Stress incontinence. We’ve all been there. Whether through childbirth, obesity, our lifestyle choices e.g. smoking, or simply because of ageing. You laugh, cough or sneeze and do a little wee. It’s embarrassing, it’s upsetting and it’s inconvenient. Stress incontinence is a pain in the bladder. No more jumping up and down on trampolines for us. […]

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The Gaddum, Windermere

Nestled on a hillside and with fabulous views of Lake Windermere stands The Gaddum restaurant. Part of the Brockhole visitor centre in Windermere, the estate was originally owned by Manchester silk magnet, William Gaddum. He purchased the land in 1896 and commissioned architect, Dan Gibson to build him a summer residence in the Arts and […]

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Kit and Kaboodal

Well, what a summer we are having. If the weather carries on like this we’ll beat the halcyon Summer of ’76. Now, I don’t know about you, but it drives me mad that the high street is already starting to put out its Autumn/Winter lines while I’m still building my summer wardrobe. Guys, it’s only […]

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NATURE’S BOUNTY

I love the countryside and have been lucky to have always lived in semi-rural places. To me, there could be nothing worse than living in a city. I need grass, trees and wild life. Having two dogs I spend a lot of time walking the local country park. I am so blessed living where I […]

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