A rainy Sunday in Manchester isn’t a rarity, but finding a cosy nook to have a top notch Sunday dinner is. With Manchester containing a plethora of bars and restaurants, with new places popping up all of the time, it’s very rare to find a place that gives that warm and cosy feeling without making you feel like you are being rushed. With a rise in ‘hot desking’ and finding a comfortable spot to work away from the office or home, The Refinery in Spinningfields has captured the essence of hygge whilst serving delicious food and amazing cocktails. I visited…

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Well, would you believe it – I’ve only gone and written a post. It’s taken some time for me to find my motivation in the last few weeks and if you follow me on social media, you will know that I have damaged myself. Long story short, I bent over to feed the cat, my back seized up which led to me lying on the floor for three hours before calling an ambulance to take me to hospital. I almost forgot to mention that the police had to break in so the paramedics could get to me, and that I…

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‘I wish I was thin. I wish I was pretty. I wish my thighs didn’t chafe when I walked. I wish my boobs were smaller, my stomach flatter, my ankles were slimmer. I wish I was someone else.’ I feel like I’m constantly doubting myself, knocking my own confidence and damaging my self esteem because I can’t reach to the impossibly high standards that I’m trying to set myself all the while striving to keep that confident fa├žade that I’ve built up as a barrier around me for so long. Impossible goals and unrealistic standards. I’ve had a huge blip…

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It’s quite funny how people perceive others. Having a conversation with a friend, we were talking about how people see you and your life, especially when it’s shared on social media. The thing with social however is that no one really knows you, unless they’re close friends of course, and whilst I don’t give away every aspect of my life, I have always been quite open about the things that aren’t very Instagrammable; such as my thinning hair and how I have been dealing with it. Whenever I mention how thin my hair is, you’d be so surprised as to…

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It’s not often that I’m in country, and it’s also not often that I get chance to have a much needed weekend off so I can catch up with everyone who works a Monday to Friday job. One person who I miss dearly as I very rarely get to see her, is my Mum. Grasping an opportunity of a rare Sunday off together, I decided to take her out for dinner at a place where we had both never eaten; Jamie’s Italian in Manchester. Situated at the bottom of Hotel Gotham on King Street, the site is a former bank…

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