Halloween Movie Night

Halloween is one of the best celebrations for me. I love autumn, carving pumpkins, drinking hot chocolates and snuggled up in thick Knits!

There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a duvet watching scary films! Or Halloween movies with the kids!

  • The Addams Family
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Nightmare On Elm Street
  • GhostBusters
  • Casper
  • Beetlejuice
  • Monster House
  • It
  • The Conjuring
  • Annabelle
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Insidious
  • Corpse Bride
  • Scared Shrekless
  • The Ring
  • Wrong Turn

Light your pumpkin and grab some popcorn!

30 Days of Self Love & Care

I’m always running around and taking on far too much work and emotions of others that half the time I forget to think of myself.

I have created my own 30 day Self Love list to follow for a month, I’m hoping the outcome is that I become more of a chilled, relaxed and at ease person.

If this helps someone else too, that would be amazing!

  1. Take a Long Hot Bath
  2. Drink more Water
  3. Make a Playlist of My Favourite Songs
  4. Declutter a Room
  5. Read a Book
  6. Hang out with a Friend
  7. Get enough Sleep
  8. Make my Bed
  9. Tell one postive thing about myself
  10. Give old things to charity
  11. Stretch
  12. Listen to my favourite music
  13. Say No
  14. Stretch
  15. Try a new Recipe
  16. Binge watch favourite TV shows
  17. Put a face mask on and chill
  18. Avoid Toxic People
  19. Create a Relaxing Evening Ritual – Yoga
  20. Focus on something to look forward to
  21. Bake something just for fun
  22. Buy my favourite flowers
  23. Style my hair differently
  24. Light candles around the house
  25. Exfoliate with a good body scrub
  26. Wear an outfit that makes me feel good
  27. Wrap up in a blanket with a hot drink and enjoy the quiet moment
  28. Do some gardening
  29. Send a surprise care package to a friend or loved one
  30. Take a family member out to lunch/cook for them

Valentines Dates

Valentines day isn’t usually a day I celebrate with my Fiancé. However, on the odd occasion after 6 1/2 years we have slightly celebrated it.

Here’s a few ideas of dates indoors and outdoors you may enjoy!

  • Romantic indoor picnic – Plenty of snacks, popcorn etc and maybe even a chocolate or cheese fondue!
  • Movie Night – if you have the props.. a cuddle fort may be fun! Lots of snacks and marathons of your favourite films.
  • Valentine’s Meal – pick a fancy restaurant or one you’ve never tried before.
  • Spa Day – A relaxing spa day together could be perfect if you both need to unwind.
  • Weekend Away – a luxury weekend away in a lodge with a hot tub, your favourite place or a new adventure for you both.
  • Activity Day – Bowling, Mini golf, Segway, Rock Climbing.

Manchester Ice Village

Over the Christmas period I bought tickets for the Manchester Ice Village.

It’s a little village where you can prebook for ice-skating and the ice village. They have some small stalls for Bratwurst and boozy hot chocolates, like a traditional Christmas Market.

The ice cavern which we had booked for, £9pp, was a tent with a temperature of -10! You really need that boozy hot chocolate when you come back out!

You can take your time walking through looking at all of the sculptures people had made. There were 12 different nods to Manchester within ice carvings for you to find throughout.

It’s one of the cutest places I’ve been to and would 100% recommend it to families and couples.

Stepping into 2019

January has been a slow one again.. too much snow and extremely long days!

I’m glad we’re going into Feb now so I just wanted to share what I’d been up to over the past couple of months.

October/November 2018

Lots of baking!

December 2018

90s Concert

Ice Village

Surprise 21st Birthday party for my sister-in-law. Made her a rose gold cake and cupcakes

Mums 50th Birthday – Great Gatsby

Celebrated Christmas with family

January 2019

Friends birthday night away

Such a busy few months, so the beginning of the year is going to be less mental!

NYC | Travel Blog

I never thought my little legs could carry me so far, the endless walking around New York is pretty knackering.

I spent a whole week wandering the streets of New York City, celebrating my sisters 21st birthday.

This was my first time in NYC and I have completed the list of attractions!

DAY ONE

Stopped off at a little café before heading out to explore. This grilled cheese was amazing!

Hopped on a bus tour, to see some sites. The weather was absolutely scorching!

We jumped off the bus and headed for the Highline. An elevated old rail road, now turned into a garden. The Highline is approximately 3.5km.

DAY TWO

“Happy 21st Birthday!”

We had a relaxing day on my sisters 21st and headed to a roof top bar for some cocktails. Beautiful view of the Empire State whilst in the sun.

DAY THREE

We headed out early to visit the Beautiful Grand Central Station. I have never seen anything quite like it before! So much detail and beauty.

We hopped on the bus to visit the Metropolitan Museum and Central Park. We later visited the Natural History Museum before heading back to our hotel for a few hours.

In the evening we attended a baseball game, a one in a lifetime experience! We absolutely loved it.

DAY FOUR

Roosevelt Island. It was very interesting to go over to the island. They had an old Mental Asylum, an overgrown small pox hospital and their own little town. The only way you can get on and off the island is the cable car or boat.

Later that evening, back in Manhattan, we headed to the Rockerfeller Centre to take a view of the city skyline.

Stunning!

DAY FIVE

We took a boat out to see the Statue Of Liberty. Unfortunately we couldn’t get off but the view was still so amazing!

In the afternoon we took the bus back round the city, towards the 9/11 memorial.

I’d highly recommend visiting the area of 9/11, you really don’t understand how big of an area it has affected. We walked around the block and learnt so much from a man who polishes the fight fighter tribute daily.

We will never forget all the men women and babies who lost their lives on that day.

DAY SIX

My sister booked a random treat called ‘Crystal Methadonuts’ if you know breaking bad you’ll understand!

We visited the Friends Apartment and then walked back on ourselves before taking a yellow cab over to Brooklyn, because who goes to NYC without taking a cab ride!

DUMBO – Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Later that evening I had booked a night out for us at the theatre, you just cannot go to Broadway if you’re in New York!

Anastasia is my favourite Disney film of all time and there’s nothing better than being able to see something that will not be in the UK for many years!

DAY SEVEN

Total chill day, $1 pizzas for lunch and then headed to the Airport to go home.

We had an amazing time! Have you ever been to NYC?!

Thanks for reading guys,

With Love, V x

Autumnal Baking

I absolutely LOVE autumn! So I thought I’d share my favourite things to bake during this cold colourful season!

1. Baked Apple – stuffed with raisins, topped with brown sugar and water and zap in the microwave for a few mins

2. Banana Bread

3. Warm Apple Turnovers with ice cream

4. Rhubarb or Apple Crumble- topped with oats for a nicer texture!

5. Cinnamon Swirls

Autumn Date Night Ideas

Crisp, colourful leaves, rainy weather, Halloween and Cosy Knits. Autumn is my favourite time of year!

Here’s some idea’s for dates with your partner!

  • Drive somewhere secluded, take some blankets and stargaze
  • Gather some wood and create a fire. Toast some Marshmallows or make some smores!
  • Grab some popcorn and stick a movie on while the rain is pouring outside.
  • Pumpkin carving
  • Visit a haunted house
  • Bake cookies
  • A simple autumn walk amongst all the fallen leaves

Fast & Furious Live Show

14th April 2018 – Manchester Arena

I took Jay to see the Fast and Furious Live Show in Manchester for his late birthday present.

I’ve been so excited for this since booking it at the beginning of the year.

The show was amazing!

The stunts were all spot on and the atmosphere was surreal. It was a full action packed afternoon. From gun shots to crashes and explosions.

The audience were involved in lots of different activities through the show.

It was great to see parts from every film throughout, my only bother that they weren’t in order!

My most favourite thing about it is the drifting. If you were wondering if we were choking on the burnt rubber fumes – it really wasn’t that bad!

Fast Five is my favourite film out of the lot. I absolutely love Danza Kuduro, and the moment at the end of this scene live was amazing! The song started playing and I was dancing and there’s an explosion of $ dollar bills flying down on us!

It was such a fab afternoon, we both had such a good time.

BEST. DATE. EVER!

Brownie points to me of course.. ❤️