• absurd bird Leeds store front

    Leeds // Absurd Bird and Escape Hunt: Our Finest Hour


    Hello friends! Today I’m sharing some snapshots from a leisurely day spent in Leeds with the husband. As usual, we parked at Hornbeam Park (Harrogate) and got the train into Leeds. At £8 for a return it just makes sense – We both hate driving in big cities and parking in one is never much…

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  • Ten things making me super happy lately #3


    Happy Wednesday! Here are ten things making me super happy lately. 1.0 Marks and Spencers milk and cookies granola. Part of the Christmas range, I’ve been having this delicious granola with vanilla yogurt for my breakfast and it’s a great way to start the day. Chocolate granola, crushed vanilla crème filled cookies, milk & white chocolate…

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  • olivers pantry hot chocolate

    Oliver’s Pantry, Ripon


    If you read this post you will know that I live in Ripon, an ancient, super small city in North Yorkshire. Recently I’ve been trying to make an effort to eat and shop a bit more locally. As part of this personal goal, Jody picked me up from work on Friday dinnertime and we headed to Oliver’s Pantry, a…

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  • Life lately: A Q3 catch up


    Another life lately post – This time it’s my quarter three catch up! (I really need to get cracking with some proper posts that aren’t diary style don’t I?). Pictured above is my sister’s GORGEOUS cavachonpoo puppy – She isn’t quite ready to join the family just yet and the photo is totally unrelated to…

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  • Wednesday nights with you


    Wednesday’s have never been my favourite day. Sure you are half way through the week, you’ve reached hump day BUT there are still two more full days at work to get through. As Wednesday isn’t a day I’m particularly keen on, I’ve been trying to add a little bit of sparkle to them by doing…

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  • Exploring Ripon


    For those of you that don’t know, I live in the third smallest city in the UK – Ripon. I don’t often venture into the centre, instead opting to go further afield to Harrogate or Leeds, but on Saturday Jody and I decided to go for a rake about (or as he describes it, a…

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  • Life lately: Yet another explanation about where I have been


    Annnd, I disappeared again – Sorry about that. Here’s a post catching you up on where I’ve been and what’s happening. It’s been two and a half weeks since I last posted. I had several drafts written and ready to go but due to several things happening in my personal life, it didn’t feel right posting them…

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  • 19 things I would tell my teenage self


    This photo is one of the only photos remaining in my house from when I was 16 – It was taken by my Mum before I went to my year eleven prom. I found it when I was sorting everything out for the big move and it got me thinking about that time of my…

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  • Three things: In sickness and in health, pretty purchases and a good old movie recommendation


    Aaaand I’m bored of the weekly edit already. Oops! I guess I just can’t be bothered to commit to a weekly post at this moment in time. I felt like posting today though so here we are – Three things from this week that I fancied writing a paragraph or two about (FYI – This…

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  • Where I’m at, right now, at this moment in time.


    Hey guys, happy Monday! There’s a bit of a brain dump coming your way – You have been warned! Yep, that’s right, at the moment I am stressed. All of the house drama is starting to really wind me up and I just want to get things over with now. The estate agents haven’t been…

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