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The Ivy, Leeds Take Tw


The Ivy, has cemented itself as one of THE places to go for dinner now in Leeds. With its decadent interiors and a menu that has something to suit everyone, The Ivy is the place to be. You may remember I was invited down to try their breakfast menu, so when the chance arose to try their dinner menu I jumped at the chance. I…

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5 Things I’m Doing In January


I used to do some nice goals orientated posts at the beginning of every month but they usually pointed all the things I hadn’t achieved… That can be pretty depressing. So I thought this month as we are a week into January I would look at what I am already doing and will continue to do those throughout the month and beyond. 1. Get Back…

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Planning My Living Room


After updating my kitchen this year, I’ve caught the decorating bug. Especially as I spend most of my time scrolling through Pinterest or on interior accounts on Instagram. I’ve got an idea of what I want to do with the living room but I figured writing it all down here will help to streamline my thoughts and make sure I’ve thought of every avenue. Plans…

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10 Years On


It would seem that I’ve ended up taking a long extended break from my blog. It wasn’t intentional but it never is. Life gets in the way. And man, this year life has REALLY got in the way. The kind of things that knock you for six and leave you very little time to do anything else. I haven’t had the head space. I always…

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The Ivy, Leeds


The other week I was invited down to The Ivy Restaurant Victoria Quarter in Leeds, to try out their breakfast menu. I’ve been excited for The Ivy to finally open in Leeds, I’ve heard rumblings for the past few years but it’s finally here! Of course we’ve all heard about the iconic Ivy in London. But how do the regional ones differ? First impressions. The…

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Design Your Dream Kitchen on a Budget


  We’ve been in our house just over 4 years now. For anyone who has ever bought a house or even rented one that you were allowed to do up, you know the struggle of wanting to do everything straight away just simply not having the funds to do it. That’s why it’s taken me so long to get a kitchen I really love. But…

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Beating Imposter Syndrome


Ever had the feeling that you aren’t qualified to give an opinion. Feeling like you actually aren’t a voice of authority in your field? Or worried about You’ve had a bad case of Imposter Syndrome. Impostor syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their accomplishments and has a persistent internalised fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. We’ve all been there! I thought…

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How To Get Your Dream Job


I’m fortunate enough to have a job I love and it’s something I get asked a lot of questions about. I thought I’d put together a little list of tips and tricks on how to get your dream job. Of course this is just my experience, I’d love to hear more about yours. Extra Curricular I went to university and studied Journalism, at the time…

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Interiors Loving & Championing the North


Photo Credit: Apartment Number 4 A couple of weeks ago I was invited by Redbrick Mill along to their event in conjunction with Nicola who you will know from The Girl with The Green Sofa. I’ve been to Redbrick a few times as it is literally down the road from me but I often forget how much of a interiors treasure it is. Nicola is…

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Why Are We In A Rush?


Why are we in a rush? It seems that there always has to be some milestone to get to or to achieve. Social media has made this culture more visible but I think this pressure has always been there. My Facebook is basically just the announcements part of the newspaper these days. Watching old school friends pop out humans and have lavish weddings. There always…

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