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Bohol Island – Philippines

Bohol Island – Philippines

We can all agree that it is a tough and uncertain time right now.  You may have noticed that I have been posting more frequently than normal and this is simply because I have the luxury of time that I don't usually have day-to-day.  Blogging is helping me to stay sane...

Camotes Islands – Philippines

Camotes Islands – Philippines

If you are looking for a paradisiacal holiday destination off the beaten track then the Camotes Islands in the Philippines are a great option.  Known as the "lost horizon of the south" the Camotes comprises 3 major islands. They are characterised by their tropical...

Life Lately #4

Life Lately #4

Let’s start with the important stuff first.  I hope everyone is staying safe and as positive it’s possible to be in this incredibly surreal and challenging time.  Last year, you’d never believe that quarantine, food rationing and toilet roll hoarding would be the...

Givenchy Antigona Croc Mini

Givenchy Antigona Croc Mini

For my birthday a few months back, I decided to treat myself to a bag that I had been lusting over for some time, the Givenchy Antigona Croc Mini.  I had been in the market a perfect mock croc bag for some time and when I came across this one, I knew it was the one. ...

Sting + Last Ship Premiere

Sting + Last Ship Premiere

I was lucky enough to interview Sting at The Lowry in Manchester for the premiere of his musical, The Last Ship, on behalf of the Manchester Evening News What's On Guide.  It was great to get the opportunity to chat to Sting who was incredibly lovely and the music...

Peter St Kitchen – Manchester

Peter St Kitchen – Manchester

We have discovered lots of new favourites in our attempt to explore more of Manchester's restaurant scene and Peter Street Kitchen is a new addition to the list.  Peter Street Kitchen is somewhere that had slipped under my radar which we happened across when browsing...

The French – Manchester

The French – Manchester

It was recently my birthday and to celebrate we went for dinner at The French at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.  It’s a restaurant that I’d been wanting to go to for some time.  Renowned Manchester chef, Adam Reid, has helped to put The French on the map, having...

Tattu – Manchester

Tattu – Manchester

Since it opened its doors a couple of years ago, Tattu has become one of Manchester’s go-to dining destinations.  Located in the heart of Manchester’s business district, Tattu serves up contemporary Chinese cuisine and oriental-inspired cocktails in an award-winning...

Life Lately #3

Life Lately #3

Happy new year!  I hope everyone’s 2020 got off to a great start.  I finally have a few days off to take a breather - I didn’t take any extra time off over the festive period so it’s all been a bit of a marathon until now.  I always think it’s great to have a bit of...

Prada Double Bag

Prada Double Bag

For some time I had been in the market to find the perfect work bag.  I had several fast fashion totes fail on me after just a few months and so I decided enough was enough.  I was going to invest in a bag that was attractive, good quality and durable.  I happened...

R&J at The Reverie – Saigon

R&J at The Reverie – Saigon

On our final night in Vietnam, we decided to do something fitting to round-up what had been a truly memorable holiday.  We were back in Saigon, ready to catch out flights home to the UK the next day so we decided to go for dinner at the Romeo and Juliet restaurant at...

Vinpearl Hotel – Hue

Vinpearl Hotel – Hue

One of the main highlights of our trip to Vietnam was visiting Hue.  It's a popular destination in Vietnam because of all of its cultural and historical sights, which kept us busy during our time there.  We stayed at the Vinpearl Hotel and coming back after a long day...