Don’t get me wrong – I ❤️ chocolate advent calendars (lookin’ at you, Cadbury) but in recent years, alternative advent calendars have become a ‘thing’ and there are now so many different ones to choose from we really are spoilt for choice.
Whether you’re looking for something for yourself or the kids, here are some of my favourite offerings this year!
My love of candles would take over my life and home if I let it, and much to the dismay of my ever patient wife I’ve very recently discovered a new scent obsession – wax melts.
Ah summer…the season of long days, sunshine, mildly warm northern weather and cocktails!
Despite not being a big drinker, I was delighted to be invited to The Bassano Bar Manchester on the eve of its first (month) birthday. Launched on 21st June 2017, this Hacienda styled pop-up is the brainchild of Dave Marsland and Nick Hopewell-Smith and is in collaboration with the well-known UK restaurant chain Pizza Express.
Located on the up and coming First Street you’ll find the Italian influenced Bassano Bar standing out from the crowd, with its all glass exterior and gorgeous lavender blooms inviting you in for a closer look. Accompanied by my gorgeous date for the evening (my wife), we made our way down on a quiet Thursday evening after the post-work rush to try some of the menu, and I instantly fell in love.
It has been a hectic six months since focusing more energy on blogging, and through highs and lows I’ve made it to the half-year mark.
To celebrate and ease myself back into blogging life after taking an extended break, I wanted to share a few things I’ve learnt and loved on this wild ride!