Ballin’ on a budget

A week ago I received a text from a friend asking if I wanted to go to a charity ball, so of course I said yes! It was short notice so I had to drag myself to the Trafford Centre with my bestie Pippa so we could find ball-appropriate dresses. Now, I’m not usually flush…

Off The Rails Clothing Launch

So last Thursday I was invited by Go:PR to their client’s boutique launch in Ramsbottom. Set up by the lovely Sally, Off The Rails is a gorgeous little shop. When I walked in I was greeted by a stripped back, well organised space, and lots of cupcakes and prosecco! For a low key event, it was certainly…

National Living Wage

It’s a sexy title, huh? Hold on to your hats, pals. This one is about to get political. This week Child Poverty Action Group announced that low-earning parents working full-time were not earning enough to provide even a basic ‘no-frills’ lifestyle. (BBC article) A couple with two children were £49 a week short; a single parent…

Food, Glorious Food!

Now as this is predominantly going to be a food blog, of course it’s obvious that I love food. All kinds of it. Omni, veggie, vegan. French, Italian, Jamaican, Thai, Spanish… literally put a plate in front of me and I will eat it. These days, as I’m working minimum wage jobs, I often can’t…

Happiness is…

My little girl turned 1 a couple of weeks ago. Everyone tells you that the first year of being a parent goes quickly, and until it happens to you, you’ll never believe it. It’s been an interesting year to say the least – I’ve laughed, I’ve sobbed, I’ve been angry, confused… all part and parcel…

A little bit of this, a little bit of that

It’s been at least two years since I last blogged properly. I’ve been a little busy – 2 job changes, being made redundant, having a baby and starting everything from scratch again means I’ve not had the time to sit and type! I’ve been feeling inspired lately so I figure even if nobody else reads…