Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A Dirty Secret

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Cleaner in Manchester - a review

I’ve been feeling pretty stressed out lately and the state of my house isn’t really helping.
You know when you walk around your home and every room is minging? Yup, that’s what my house is like.

Pre-baby, I could have a quick tidy up before I went to work, the odd wine glass left out from the night before, or maybe a few crumbs of brie and crackers, and when I returned home the house would be exactly how I left it; pristine.

Ok, maybe not pristine, but pretty damn tidy.

Now I am in the house most of the day, Artuto and I are constantly creating dishes, laundry and mess which piles up and becomes overwhelming. On the rare occasions he naps, I can have a warm drink and read a book, but if I don’t have a nice clean space to go chill in, I can feel really stressed and a bit down.

I think Hassle.com heard my prayers when they contacted me to review their service; they help busy people free up their time by matching them with reviewed and trusted local cleaners and they wanted to send me the cavalry for a whole 3 hours!

I could have cried happy tears.

Hassle.com is so easy to navigate and my cleaner was booked in minutes. I already knew what I wanted doing– the oven!!!!  The black, crusty, grotesque oven. The stuff of nightmares and my dirty little secret.

My cleaner arrived and got to work straight away. She refused my hob-brite and instead used her own secret ingredients she had brought along. 3 hours later and my oven was sparkling. I was highly impressed with that as I know it can take hours to scrape off the deeply ingrained burnt food off the damn thing. She even gave me a little tip “leave the cleaning products on overnight – it’s soooo much easier”.

Not only was my oven good as new, the microwave had a new lease of life, my fridge too and my disgusting cleaning cupboard was spotless and organised. My lovely cleaner had also swept and mopped the floor and even done the washing up!

It was such a relief to have the kitchen clean and tidy for the first time in ages!

You can book a cleaner for as long as you want on Hassle.com and the price is a very reasonable £10/hour.


A cleaner is a luxury I can’t really afford on a regular basis but perhaps once a month to do those jobs you keep putting off.

Such a big help to the new mum.

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Disclaimer - I received 3 hours of cleaning for review purposes only. No monetary compensation was received for this review. Views strictly my own.


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Friday, 15 May 2015

Pregnancy and Labour Hair Styles

Hairstyles for pregnancy and labour labor tutorial hair


I recently filmed my first hair 'tutorial' and I use the term loosely! I am not a hairdresser, or even that great at doing my own hair, but I really wanted to share with you the three quick and easy hairstyles which I wore through my pregnancy.

Watch the tutorial HERE


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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

The Whitegate Inn | Restaurant Review

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The Whitegate Inn will always hold a place in my heart becuase it is one of the many drinking establishments the husband and I used to frequent when dating.

We ate in the famous steak restaurant once and the meat was barely edible; we didn’t go back. That was five years ago, and after undergoing a major refurbishment we decided it was high time to make a return to where it all began.

My expectations were low but the Whitegate Inn has been transformed! The stylish mustard and grey d├ęcor provides a nice space to relax, the staff are friendly and efficient, and the food was very good.

Whitegate inn chadderton review

We shared a starter of Borboun BBQ Mini Ribs (£5.89) which were sweet and succulent and then moved onto the steak of course. We both went for sirloin (£14.99) but ordered 3 sauces (99p each) as they all looked so good. The herby chimichurri was my favourite; herby, buttery, and delicious. The steak was a nice quality, very tasty and cooked just right for me (medium rare).
Whitegate inn chadderton review
Whitegate inn chadderton review

The most impressive part of the main course was in fact the chips. First, you have a choice between skinny or triple cooked (fat), then you have a choice of seasonings, and finally, they are unlimited! Yes, that’s right, as many chips as you could possibly eat – they just keep a-coming.
Whitegate inn chadderton review
Whitegate inn chadderton review

Pud was Chocolate Rum Melt (£4.49) which was a creation of vanilla ice cream topped with set chocolate and served with a jug of warm rum syrup for melting. Simple, but delicious.


We had a really lovely date night at the Whitegate Inn, and I am so glad we went back after a disappointing meal years ago.

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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Faffing With Flowers



I find faffing around with a bit of botany rather relaxing. The top photo was selected by photographer and blogger  Fat Mum Slim as one of her 'fab four' for the prompt of '10 o'clock' in the daily #fmsphotoaday over on Instagram!


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Thursday, 7 May 2015

Men's Formal | Sexy Grey Suit






You simply gotta love a man in a three piece grey suit. My hubby wore something similar on our wedding day and I still think it’s the best he has ever looked as I find grey waistcoats and shirt sleeves very sexy on a bloke.

 

For this men’s formal look, I’ve teamed the single breasted Skopes charcoal sharpe tailored suit with a pink Ted Baker shirt, suede boots, and added some cool socks, as I think a cheeky flash of colourfoul sock can brighten up a dull day. All items are from House of Fraser (who happen to be the proud sponsors of the BAFTAS this year).

 

The hubby has this exact shirt and the quality is top drawer. I’ve never seen him wear pink before, but after a short debate he agreed to the colour as I have a dress to complement the shirt perfectly, and we have a big event coming up this weekend – watch this space! Even if the man in your life dosent fancy pink, there are plenty of gorgeous formal shirts at House of Fraser with the wow factor.


Skopes Charcoal Sharpe Suit £152.45

Ted Baker Cooden Regular Fit Circle Geometric Print Shirt £65.00

Linea Clark Lace Up Smart Suede Desert Boots £59.00

Paul Smith London Rainbow Stripe Socks £17.00

 




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Sunday, 3 May 2015

The Paisley Dress #1 | Laid Back Bohemia


My ‘Ways to Wear’ challenge is to style one George at Asda dress, three ways.

The Paisley Dress

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 I was instantly drawn to this pretty paisley dress for the bargain price of £14 as it has so much potential to be dressed up or dressed down.

Look #1 – Shopping in the Sunshine

I wanted to create a laid-back look, with a little bit of a bohemian vibe, for our shopping trip in the sunshine.

In line with my usual eclectic fashion sense, I teamed the paisley dress with grey Uggs and sunnies; I kept my makeup minimal and my hair up off the face in milkmaid braids (tutorial here).

cheap dress asda ways to wear

cheap dress asda ways to wear



cheap dress asda ways to wear



cheap dress asda ways to wear


Next up - I will be dressing up in killer heels and red lippy for date night so stay tuned.

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