Author Archives: lespritdelauren

Pest Side Story: Things to do in Budapest

I know, before visiting Budapest in June, I wasn’t aware that Buda and Pest used to be two different cities either. This actually led to an entertaining (to me) holiday summary: “I got burned in Buda and pissed in Pest”. What we actually did was much more than that, as can be seen by what follows… Zoo […]

Sightseeing in my own city: Manchester

This weekend, the family who I lived with as an au pair in summer last year visited us in Manchester. Initially, I was quite worried about how Manchester would ever compare to Valencia and I was absolutely praying for it not to rain. On Saturday we had sunshine and temperatures of nearly 20 degrees, so either the sun […]

Recipe: Piña Colada Biscuits

My friend’s birthday was coming up and I wanted to make something cute, but party-ish. After seeing some atrocious and rather dangerous attempts (think wedging a shot glass into the icing of a cupcake), I decided to come up with my own idea of cocktail flavoured biscuits. I bought the cocktail glass shaped cutter from eBay, […]

Poem: Mediterranean

My attempt at writing a ‘happy poem’ to stand out from my usual darkness! Reflecting on a nail varnish that reminds me of Spanish fiestas.

Recipe: Fajita Sweet Potato Skins

You know when you scroll through recipe videos on Facebook and think ‘ooh, that looks nice’ but never actually get round to making it? Same. Except (plot twist) this time, I did. My parents were having some friends round for tea and asked if I could make this for the starter. They made a great […]

The Liebster Award

I was reading a blog post of Bec‘s the other day, and thinking about how nice it was that her lovely blog had been nominated for a Leibster Award. Scrolling through the nominees, I let out a huge ‘awww’ to see my blog on the list! So thank you for making my day! The rules […]

Marble-Matt Nails

Extended name: marble-matt-glitter-pastel nails, but we’ll keep things brief! After having my bedroom redone in August, I’ve been in love with all things marble. I’ve seen a few people attempt the design on their nails and, after much deliberation, finally decided to try it. The tools I used were: A very fine nail art brush, […]