10 Things I Want To Do After Lockdown

While we're still not fully sure when lockdown is going to be lifted, I don't think it hurts to dream up some plans for after it's over. …
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Double Chocolate Oreo Brownies

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - brownies are one of my favourite things to make. They're incredibly easy to whip up…
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How To Make Your Lockdown Birthday A Little More Fun

I don't know about you, but I get stupidly excited about birthdays. As a teenager, I wasn't fussed about them, but now I'm in my 20s, the…
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9 Teesside Eateries That Are Doing Takeaway During Lockdown

Forgive me for sounding a bit like a old lady reminiscing on the war times, but I remember when it was announced at the start of lockdown that all of…
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8 Things I've Learned During Furlough Life

'Furlough' isn't a word that I'd heard before all of this lockdown stuff started kicking off and it wasn't something that I ever …
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15 Things You Can Do At Home During Lockdown In Teesside

Anyone else keep forgetting what day it is? It feels like we've been in lockdown for an absolute eternity and given that an end date isn't qu…
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April 2020 Gratitude List - New Hobbies & New Perspectives

I feel like I speak for everyone when I say that it definitely doesn't feel like May right now. Can you believe we've been in lockdown for ov…
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How To Make Classic Primary School Sprinkle Cake

I think people within a certain age bracket will remember this very clearly. You're standing in the queue in your primary school, waiting to get …
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10 North East Food Spots I Want To Try After Lockdown

We're still living the lockdown life at the moment, but that hasn't stopped me from dreaming about all the things I want to do and places I w…
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Easy Peasy Rocky Road

Rocky road is one of those things that everyone loves, is fun to customise and easy to do (unless you're me, in which case it takes you three att…
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8 Teesside Restaurants You Need To Try After The Lockdown

If you're anything like me, you're gasping for lockdown to be over because you just wait to get back out and eat at a restaurant. Sure, you c…
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How To Make The Perfect Teesside Parmo At Home

Fellow Teessiders, if you aren't able to get your hands on a precious takeaway parmo for whatever reason, I've got the solution for you! At t…
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Banana Cake With Cinnamon & Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

It can't just be me that's noticed the huge surge in banana bread since the lockdown, right? Everywhere I look, I'm seeing gorgeous bakes…
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37 Things For Bloggers To Do In Lockdown

Blogging is something that takes a massive hit when I'm working full time. As I'm a Digital Content Executive, I spend my 9-5 looking at and …
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5 Books I Bought For The Lockdown

For someone who didn't really want to talk a lot about the thing that must not be named, I've sure mentioned 'the lockdown' a fair am…
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Making Iced Cinnamon Buns with Bakedin & Baking Kits On Your Doorstep* (AD)

You guys know how much I used to bake. It felt like every other day that I'd have a brand new recipe on this blog! But when I started working ful…
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March 2020 Gratitude List - Online Friends & Furlough Life

Since my last gratitude list, my life has been kind of tipped on its head - so much so that I have struggled to find the motivation to write this gra…
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Baked Chocolate Orange Doughnuts

You guys all know how much I love baking, but it's been a long time since I've actually done any. I even have a whole baking category on this…
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6 Things We Want To Watch On Disney Plus

It's the time that everyone's been waiting for! That's right - Disney+ is finally available in the UK and I don't think I've been…
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26 Things I've Learned In 26 Years

I've turned this type of post into a bit of a tradition, haven't I? It's my birthday week (28th March, if you want to get me a card) and …
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Why & How I'm Growing My Hair* (AD)

This post contains gifted items from New Nordic. All opinions are my own.
I'm not a hair person. I've never been good at styling it, I cut it …
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Sink Your Teeth Into Sunderland - A Look At Sunderland Restaurant Week 2020* (AD)

This meal was gifted by Sunderland BID. All opinions are my own.
Who the heck do I think I am? I indulge myself in Teesside Restaurant Week back in Fe…
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My First Smear Test Results

I wasn't entirely sure if I was going to post about my smear test results - not because I'm ashamed or anything, but because I wasn't cer…
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February 2020 Gratitude List - Mixing Love & Work

February was a little bit of a whirlwind, wasn't it? It wasn't anything like the calm sea in the photo above! Between massive storms, an extr…
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Sampling The Finest Food In The North - Taste of the North East, Rockliffe Hall*

If there's one thing that you guys know for certain about me is that I'm a mega foodie. I love trying out new spots to eat, putting my fussin…
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Three Months Pill-Free - Major Mood Swings & Period Update

If you've been here for a good few months, you'll know that towards the end of last year, I decided to quit taking the pill. There were a few…
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Why Do I Love Enamel Pins & Punky Pins?*

On this blog, you guys know that I'm all about sharing the love for local spots, which are usually food-related. Ya girl just loves to eat! But i…
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Fabulous Food In A Family Owned Restaurant - The Peppermill Bistro, Billingham

If you caught my last Teesside Restaurant Week review about The Herd & Herb in Sedgefield, you'll know that as part of this event, I was real…
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Bistro Dining At The Herd & Herb, Sedgefield

Living in a town like Middlesbrough, I don't have to look too far to find somewhere to eat. However, after the announcement about Teesside Restau…
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January 2020 Gratitude List - Pitching & Paper Cutting

Finally, we've made it past the 99th of January and we're smooth sailing into February. I'm always hit by how long January goes on for an…
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An Anxious Girl's Guide To Your First Smear Test - Tackling The Day Of The Test

Congratulations, you've reach the final frontier - the day of your smear test! There are two camps of people when this day rolls around. You'…
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An Anxious Girl's Guide To Your First Smear Test - Preparing For The Screening

I'm definitely not finished with my suggestive fruit stock images yet, friends! Welcome back to another instalment of my anxious girl's guide…
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Fabulous Food In Little Stonegate - Kennedy's Bar, York

It's a bit of a rarity that I post a review of a restaurant that's outside of Teesside, but today, I'm bucking the trend! A couple of wee…
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Teesside Restaurant Week Returns For 2020

Usually, Restaurant Weeks are reserved for the big cities, like Newcastle or Manchester. It's not something that I ever expected to have in our l…
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An Anxious Girl's Guide To Your First Smear Test - Booking The Test

Sound the klaxons, I've had my first smear test! If you cast your mind back to the end of December, I wrote quite a personal post about why I had…
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Our First Dining Experience At Persian Cottage, Middlesbrough

Usually, if I want to find a restaurant review, I take to the likes of Google and TripAdvisor. A newspaper isn't somewhere that I tend to look, b…
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9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Orange Pip Market

I've been really feeling the Boro love lately. I'm not sure what it is, but there's something in the air that makes me want to shout abou…
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First Impressions Of The Love Island All Heart Loveburst Palette - Is It A Gimmick?

In 2020, us Love Island fans are being completely and utterly spoiled by not one, but two seasons of the sun-drenched dating show. I was beyond excit…
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Celebrate Veganuary With Turtle Bay*

In years gone by, the word 'vegan' has had the power to make many people recoil, almost in horror at the thought of ever cutting out meat, da…
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4 Years Of The Northernist - How Have I Changed?

The turning of the new year is always lovely, not only because you get those infectious 'new year, new me' vibes, but for me, it also symboli…
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