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Thursday, 14 February 2019

Vegan Afternoon Tea At The Laura Ashley Tea Room

I have always wanted to go for afternoon tea, it looks like such a grown up and elegant thing to do. Things you always see people go for in the movies and now I'm a mum it is something I wanted to try even more so as it gives me some focused grown up time to catch up with friends. I was kindly invited along to try the new vegan afternoon tea for Coventry Live and couldn't be any more excited.

The main thing that used to put me off was the sandwiches, I've never been a massive fan of sandwiches and I'm very particular about what I have in them so normally they do not suit me and my tastes. I took my friend Emma along with me. It is based at a hotel and when you walk into the room it's like a whole different level of elegance. The decor is beautiful with details of hydrangeas on the windowsill, mirrors and plates hanged decoratively on the wall it just all suits and compliments each other.

Monday, 11 February 2019

From Minimal Make Up To Glam Grown Up In No Time | Gifted

Normally when you have a day at home with the kids (1 in my case) you have your mum bun, no to minimal make up and slouchy clothes to be comfortable in. Plus you are bound to be covered in snot, drool and have all sorts of food wiped on you. Here are some items to keep in your beauty drawers to give you an instant lift of glam in no time at all.

First of is nails, like me you will probably tend not to have acrylic nails all the time as they really just get in the way of everyday parenting life but if you fancy having beautiful and glam nails for a couple of weeks or even for a few days, opt for the stick on and press on nails. The impress nails are my go to for an event, it literally takes like 3-5 minutes to apply and they can easily last a week or so. They have so many gorgeous designs and my favourite are the nude and grey ones you can see in the pictures.


Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Take Your Galentine To Chica's Cocktail Club | Gifted

 Valentines day is coming up and fast, I will be out buying a card for my other half in the next few days. However Galentines day which is on February 13th is becoming ever more popular, it first came about from a TV series called Parks and Recreation (season 2, episode 16 if you are curious). Now I am 100% all about this day, women celebrating women and showing your bestie just how much they mean to you. It is a day all about happiness, appreciation and your gal pal. I was kindly invited to Las Iguanas to try one of their menus which is called The Chica's Cocktail Club. It fits this day so well and doesn't disappoint.

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Lily | 18 Month Update

I haven't done a Lily update post in a LONG time. Well it feels that way doing monthly posts was just more work than what I wanted to do after they get past the newborn stage monthly updates aren't as necessary. I will still be doing updated posts just not sure on the consistency yet. However onto the subject we are here to talk about my baby girl and how amazing she is doing.

She is nearly 18 months old and has grown so much, she is already in 18-24 month clothes and has been for a while, she's so tall. I think because she is quite tall a lot of people think she is older than she is. You don't realise how big they are getting until you look back at old photos, I am now at the point where I am super broody and want a tiny little baby again.

Don't get my wrong, parenting can be hard work, when you aren't feeling well and just want to lay on the sofa and binge watch Riverdale, you can't, you're this little persons whole world and they depend on you. You need to grab every ounce of energy that you have and make sure they are happy, healthy, eating, drinking, have a clean bum and all the other stuff you do every day for that happy little soul. It is hard but I think she senses when I'm not well, she's very chilled and just lets me conserve my energy while she plays. 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Cosy Club Coventry | The Vegan Menu

January feels like the longest month in existence, people all over have opted to do Veganuary. I didn't opt in this year but very well may do a month later on in the year. I just didn't have the energy or know how as this month is always jam packed busy for me. I do go for vegan dishes more and more especially now I am lactose intolerant and no longer have dairy I feel it is a good stepping stone and I am trying to reduce the amount of meat I eat. So I was thrilled when I was invited to try the new Vegan menu at one of my favourite restaurants Cosy Club.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Escaping Down The Rabbit Hole | Escape Reality Coventry

Myself and my fellow Coventry Blogger girls were invited to Escape Reality in Coventry. I honestly had no idea what to expect. I've seen escape rooms around for ages but I've never tried them and didn't really know what they were all about. So I was really excited and we had opted to try the Down the rabbit hole room. I love Alice in wonderland and anything with that kind of vibe just gives me all the happy feels. 

We were greeted by the most lovely staff with some Prosecco and Joe and Sephs salted caramel popcorn, which was so moreish and I could easily of had that tub by myself! Escape rooms are very secret as they don't want to give much away so you lock your phone and belongings in some lockers and take the key with you. Keeping that in mind I won't be disclosing the secrets and ways on how to get out of the room, you will have to go and try it yourself!

Sunday, 13 January 2019

The Perfect Date Night In

As I said in my first post of the year I am not setting definitive goals this year I am just focusing on family, progressing my career at work and my blog and improving my health. I'm not setting strict goals and rules because it will be easier to break them. An important thing we have said we will start doing is having more date nights. With a baby especially date night blur into the background and you start to realise you don't have much if any one on one time. Which is not good as one on one time and doing things together is an important part of a relationship.

With being on a budget due to nursery fee's etc, date nights in the form of 'Netflix and chill' are the more favoured one. Have a nice meal, put the baby to bed then cuddle up on the sofa and watch a favourite TV show or film. Pair this with some delicious treats and a no phone rule you've got yourself a pretty good night.
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