Manchester, UK

A Weekend In Manchester with Mercure

The weekend before Christmas, I was invited along to Manchester by the lovely people at Talented Talkers and Mercure to take part in their #ExperienceMercure Campaign. Of course, I said yes and invited Hayley along for the ride. A little warning that this post is pretty festive for mid-January! First stop after arriving at Manchester Piccadilly was obviously for food. We had a few recommendations about checking out The Northern Quarter and decided on one of my favourite places; Almost Famous (my Leeds AF review). I knew Hayley would love it here, especially with the crazy maple candy and bacon…

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Birmingham, West Midlands

AC Hotel by Marriott, Birmingham

Last month, I headed down to Birmingham for a couple of days to see Hayley, visit the Christmas Market and also go to the Clothes Show.┬áIf you are a new reader, I actually used to live in Birmingham whilst I was at University so it was quite lovely to visit. The city has changed so much in the past 18 months, it seems that the moment I left everything changed.One of the new additions is the AC Hotel by Marriott which is located canalside in The Mailbox (pictured below). I arrived into the city around lunchtime. I was a little…

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York, UK

My Original City Adventure in York: Part Two!

I’m back with Part Two of My Original City Adventure in York. You can catch up on Part One here if you haven’t already seen it. Day Two in York kicked off with a full English breakfast in the Monkbar Hotel. After checking out of the hotel and leaving our luggage we headed over to the York Art Gallery. Our plan for the day was to fulfil all ten stops of the York Selfie Trail which had been put together by Visit York. The York Art Gallery was actually a stop on the trail and I hate to admit that…

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lifestyle

2016

As 2016 draws to a close, It’s time to reflect on the year. I always do a round-up type of post at the end of the year as I think it’s quite nice to look back on my favourite memories. These types of posts are the ones I’d love to read back on in a couple of years. Personally, I’ve had a pretty good 2016! January January was a pretty quiet month, I went to a couple of events in Leeds which was great to get to know more local bloggers. Search Laboratory and Posh Flooring invited me to Murder…

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travel

Visiting Christmas Markets in the UK

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks doing a mini tour of lots of different Christmas Markets around the UK. I absolutely love Christmas Markets to get you in the Christmas mood. What’s more festive than drinking a mug of gluhwein, enjoying yummy food and listening to Christmas tunes? Winter Wonderland, London Every November, I have to visit London to see it in its festive glory. The windows, the lights, the markets; it’s all so magical. It can get insanely busy so I do try and visit the last week in November to avoid crowds. There are a few Christmas…

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