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!

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

Mother’s Day 2018

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope everyone’s mums enjoyed their Mother’s Day on Sunday. (UK)

Sunday was a day well spent for us 3. We very rarely manage to have a sit down meal together with everyone’s busy days and overlapping shifts at work.

My mum made us the best Lamb Roast I’ve ever had. It was so gorgeous, it may as well of been an all you can eat Roast. 10 out of 10.

We had the most gorgeous sparkling wine from Aldi with it.

I had been extremely busy all week making mother’s day cupcakes I hadn’t even had time to make my own mother some!

We spent the afternoon with the rest of the family eating cake and sipping cups of tea.

I treated my mum and grandma to a trip to the theatre in a couple of weeks to see “My Fair Lady”

They’re both excited to watch it!

With Love, V x

CHEESE FEST

@cheesefestuk held a festival for cheese lovers like myself in Liverpool this weekend.

This was such a great idea to get myself out the house to do something different.

I took my mum with me and we really enjoyed the time spent.

VIP PASS – £22

We could get ourselves some free halloumi fries or mozzarella sticks each. We got both!

We also got ourselves a free drink from the bar; prosecco and wine.

There were different stalls around selling cheese from different countries. Crazy cheese and unique cheese.

We tried many different cheeses as we wandered around. My favourite was the chilli and lime pictured below.

I’ve also never seen so many coloured cheeses.. Do any of these put you off?

There were stalls for nachos, burgers, grilled sandwiches, mac and cheese and pasta. My favourite is the melted cheese wheel where they pour it on your food.

There was even cheesecake! I had to try a piece of the mango one. Yummy!

The most Instagrammable cheese were these cheese bombs! Created as a gift originally for a friend who moved to Australia. All of the varieties she makes are amazing!

We had a great day out together, very rare that we have time to go out.

Thanks for reading guys!

Comment below your favourite cheese!

With Love, V x

2018 New Year Wishes

Happy New Year!!

I’ve had the most perfect 2017 memories wise. It has definitely been my year!

I thought I’d share what my wishes and goals are for 2018. I’m not really sure I can top last year, but we will see!

  • I hope I can bake my first wedding cake ever.
  • Health and Happiness is strong in my family
  • Fingers crossed myself and Jay get one step further to getting our first home.
  • Try to drink more, I’ve always had a bad habit of not drinking enough (water)
  • Declutter my bedroom once a month.
  • I hope to travel to at least 1 different country

What are your goals for the year?

With Love,

V x

Chester Zoo – Lanterns at Christmas

On Sunday 10th December we booked to go and see the lanterns at Chester Zoo.

The weather was snowy and I had to drive through the heavy snow for a good half hour. This was first time I’d driven in snow and I almost had a panic attack because I couldn’t see anything.

We eventually got there safely and wandered around the gift shop to keep warm as it snowed.

At 6pm we took our little lantern and walked around Chester zoo to look for all the lanterns.

It was a cute little date night that I’d recommend to anyone who’d be interested next year!

Here are some photos we took..

With Love, V x

My Christmas Wishlist

Is everyone excited for christmas?!

I thought I’d share with you all my Christmas Wishlist for 2017.

* Co-ordinate print of where we got engaged in Mexico

* Urban Decay Heat Eyeshadow Pallette

* Kurt Geiger Maze 2 Trainers

* Any Nutella gifts (yes that makes me happy) haha

* Charlotte Tilbury 6 Shades of Love – Love Glow

* Tanya Burr’s – Tanya’s Christmas Book

* Pyjamas

What’s on everyone else’s Christmas List?

I hope everyone gets what they wish for & has a wonderful Christmas with their loved ones.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

With Love, V x

Our Engagement Party

On saturday we celebrated our engagement with our family and friends.

I’ve spent every day planning and preparing for our party stressing myself out way too much!

I had my nails and makeup done before hand. It cuts out so much time to get ready when everything is done for you. I could spend about 2 hours just doing mascara!

We had a sweet table full with; jars of sweets, donuts and cupcakes. Unfortunately, I was so busy doing the rounds with people that I forgot to take pictures.

I made my engagement cake myself, through all the sweat and blood that went into it I managed to nearly get it how I wanted. (perfectionist)

We bought a personalised filter for snapchat and had a table for “pimp your drink”

We had such a good night and a bit too much prosecco! Here’s a few pictures from our night.

💗