10806425_10155363806070355_8748595644050733642_nAs a fond lover of eating out, I thought it was about time that I shared one of my favourite restaurants with my lovely readers. As it was my birthday last weekend, it seemed necessary to celebrate at the Blacksmiths Arms – the home of steak on the stone. Located in North Yorkshire, this traditional country pub is situated in a lovely little village called Swainby. Whenever we have something to celebrate, whether it is a new job, a birthday or anniversary, this place is always on the top of my list of places to visit. View Post

Birthday HamperI’ve been a little quiet on the blogging front recently because I’ve been mega busy. With Halloween, bonfire night and my birthday all happening in the space of a week, it’s fair to say there’s been a lot going on. In today’s post I thought I would fill you in on what I’ve been up to with some of my favourite photos from the past fortnight. View Post

blogger recognition award

Earlier this week the lovely M who blogs over at The Life of Little Me nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award (Thanks lovely!). This is the first blogger award I’ve been nominated for and I’m so pleased to be a part of it. Like similar blog awards, the Blogger Recognition award basically does what it says on the tin – it helps new bloggers (like little ole me!) gain recognition for their blog and help them find their feet in the world of blogging. No matter how big or small you think your space on the internet is, it’s another outlet for you to express yourself and inspire others with your thoughts and opinions. View Post

Elegant touch gel nails starter kit

Last week I was lucky enough to win another competition! This time with a lovely company called Current Body. It’s a site I have only recently came across and I’m so glad that I did because their customer service is one of the best I’ve ever encountered. Last week when I saw they were giving away an Elegant Touch lux gel nails starter kit worth £70, I couldn’t stop myself from entering. I couldn’t believe it when I found out that I had actually won! I received my prize on Monday and decided to do a review on it as it’s something I’ve been toying about buying for the past year or so and thought it would come in useful for some of you who are also considering making the investment. View Post

Spooky  Surprise Pudding with Ice Cream

So Halloween is almost upon us and the chill in the air is starting to freak me out a little. This year I seem to be more excited for Halloween than usual, I’m not sure why; maybe it’s because it’s the first one in my own house? (I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing?!). Anyway, I’ve been listening to Monster Mash and Thriller, been to pick out my pumpkin to carve and I even attempted a Halloween themed dessert. View Post