Category Lifestyle

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, […]

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, […]

“What’s a consonant?” “LIKE AFRICA” – The advantages of being a tutor

Unlike the previous 3 years spent working in retail, I haven’t actually worked much over this Christmas period (that now seems so distant…) Usually, the return to work would be a dreaded experience and unfortunately this seems to be true for most people. This year, however, I was actually looking forward to going back to […]

Recipe: Jazzy rice

I spent quite a while trying to come up with a name for these rice recipes before concluding that perhaps I should just call it what I always refer to it as: jazzy rice. It’s rice, jazzed up! I made these rices for a family buffet recently, so I wanted to appeal to all tastes: […]

Christmas Nails: Purple Reindeer

Here we have my, what I call, ‘official’ Christmas nails. I’m wearing purple on Christmas Day and actually wanted my nails to match, but it was surprisingly painful to search for purple Christmas themed nail ideas. After attempting some baubles (and quickly removing them with shame!), I decided on a trusty reindeer. I feel that […]