Bøck Café Manchester Sunday Roast Fondue #Review

Bøck Café Manchester Sunday Roast Fondue Review: January 2018

Bock is Belgium brilliance bang in the heart of Manchester city centre.  A European Café which offers one of the North’s largest selection of Belgian and Begian inspired biere.  This hidden little gem just located off cross street is a firm fav haunt of mine.

The eclectic décor includes unique, quirky signage, beer barrels, mirrors, clocks and subdue lighting that sets the scene, with an intimate feel and gives that European vibe.

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Shoryu Ramen Piccadilly Gardens Manchester #Review

Shoryu Ramen Piccadilly Gardens Manchester Review: January 2018

Shoryu Ramen founded in 2012, from the team behind the Japan Centre brand, offers authentic Japanese ramen and excitingly has opened their first branch outside of London right in the heart of Piccadilly gardens Manchester.  Impressively the brand has been recommended in the 2014 – 2017 Michelin guides.

Head chef Kanji Furukawa along with owner Tak Tokumine were both natives of Hakata district in Fukuoka city on the southern island of Kyushu Japan.  Their hometown Hakata tonkotsu ramen recipe is now a firm fixture on the menu at Shoryu Ramen hence the term “It’s in our bones”.

Décor was delightful with subdue lantern lighting setting the scene, along with a mix of seating for groups, couples or intimate seating for one.  The place offers a relaxed atmosphere, with an open kitchen and also a warm welcome with the bang of a drum.  You will know exactly what I mean when you visit!

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The Botanist Manchester Deansgate #Review

The Botanist Manchester Deansgate Review: January 2018

No need to be a scientist to study the beauty of plants, head on down to the beautiful Botanist Deansgate, and get back to nature, for an exciting horticultural adventure in a secret garden paradise.

Décor is relaxed, natural with a cool, calming mix of cream, light green and pastel colours, stripped woods, quirky bare bulb lighting, charming cabinets full of curios, plants and posters of plant life.  A true home away from home feel about the place.

The theming continues throughout the dining experience, but is classy, subtle and useful.  Cutlery, salt & pepper pots, napkins and menus are presented in this wonderful wooden garden basket.  The fabulous floral plates also add to the charming quirkiness.

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Dog Bowl Manchester Bowling #Review

Dog Bowl Manchester Bowling Review: January 2018

Located under the arches just near Manchester’s Oxford street is Dog Bowl which has a fun and fabulous five full length ten pin bowling lane.  Spare some time and Strike up the right mood on your evening out and bowl your friends away at this fab fun filled venue.

Quirky, cool and eclectic interiors include a mega model Ten Pin, rainbow retro lighting and Manchester landscape art.  Ooo also look out for the giant disco ball, you will know what I mean when you pop by for a visit!

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Veganuary 2018 with GOSH Free From – Get Your Vegan Goodness #Review

Veganuary 2018 with GOSH Free From – Get Your Vegan Goodness: January 2018

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.  With more vegan product choices than ever before, a growing awareness and concern for Animal welfare, eating with a conscious is easy, enjoyable and exciting, as vegan foods need not be dull and lacklustre.

Gosh Free From are all about goodness, impressively, their products are naturally free from the UK’s 14 top listed allergens; cereals containing gluten, eggs, milk, soya, nuts, peanuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, lupin, sulphur dioxide, crustaceans, fish & molluscs.  Their range includes the scrummy Sweetcorn & Quinoa Bites, Chickpea, Courgette & Moroccan spiced bakes, Beetroot, Kale & Quinoa burgers, Mushroom, Puy Lentil & Butter Bean burgers, Mixed seed, quinoa, carrot & coriander bakes, Butternut Tomato and Basil sausages and the Sweet Potato and Black Bean Sausages.

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Veganuary 2018 with BFree Foods – Takeaway Vegan Style #Review

Veganuary 2018 with BFree Foods – Takeaway Vegan Style: January 2018

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.  With more vegan product choices than ever before, a growing awareness and concern for Animal welfare, eating with a conscious is easy, enjoyable and exciting, as vegan foods need not be dull and lacklustre.

The brilliant BFree foods brand have produced products, that are allergen free, meaning that there is no gluten, dairy, wheat, nuts, egg or soy and they are suitable for vegans.  Low in fat and high in fibre means that they are nutritionally sound – amazing! Why not bring on the bread with their yummy mini pitta pockets, pizza bases, sliced bread and their chia seed wraps.

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Veganuary 2018 with Clearspring #Review

Veganuary 2018 with Clearspring: January 2018

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.  With more vegan product choices than ever before, a growing awareness and concern for Animal welfare, eating with a conscious is easy, enjoyable and exciting, as vegan foods need not be dull and lacklustre.

Clearspring have impressively achieved 18 food awards since 2010.  An ethical brand that supports sustainable organic farming which benefits local communities.  Pack out your cupboard with their range of Vegan Organic goodies including; rice cakes, crackers, rye crispbread, snack packs, brown rice flour, brown rice pasta, Pasta sauces, beans, protein powders, apple cider vinegar and omega oil.

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Veganuary 2018 Top Picks by Forkward Thinking Foodinista #Review

Veganuary 2018 Top Picks by Forkward Thinking Foodinista

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.

With more vegan product choices than ever before, a growing awareness and concern for Animal welfare, eating with a conscious is easy, enjoyable and exciting, as vegan foods need not be dull and lacklustre.  Excitingly, the following featured twelve brands offer a range of vegan friendly products that are convenient, healthy and vamp up your Vegan menus.

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Veganuary 2018 with Mia Tui Vegan Accessories #Review

Veganuary 2018 with Mia Tui Vegan Accessories: January 2018

Veganism is a hot trend for 2018 and increasingly becoming a lifestyle choice for many.  So much so that the official “Veganuary” charity has been set up to inspire people to try vegan not just in January, but throughout the rest of the year too.  Why just change your diet, you could look at also introducing ethical Vegan friendly accessories into your life.

Founded by, business women and busy mum, Charlotte in 2010, while living in Vietnam, the award-winning Mia Tui bags are still produced in Vietnam in her friend Van’s factory where team work is a core value and together they aim to provide quality products at affordable process and deliver exceptional customer service.  Their bag range are vegan friendly, as they do not use any animal based products which gets big thumbs up from me.

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Losehill House Hotel & Spa Review #Review

Losehill House Hotel & Spa Review: January 2018

The privately owned Losehill House hotel & Spa is located in an enviable postcode in the heart of Derbyshire’s Peak District.  Perched in an idyllic countryside spot, offering breathtakingly amazing views, the Losehill House Hotel is ideal for a walk to Mam Tor or why not be adventurous like we did and go caving in Speedwell Cavern, but don’t forget your hard hats.  What about Chatsworth house, the lovely villages of Castleton and Hope or the caves of Blue John.  The choice is endless and all conveniently on your doorstep.

First impressions count, and you will not be disappointed. The entrance is impressive with a traditional stone arch way, an enormous wonderful wooden door with an equally large glass panelled window which allows in masses of light and gives an airy yet cosy feel.

The house has that intimate home away from home feel with a clever mix of traditional and contemporary fixtures and fittings, where any renovations, that have been carried out, have clearly been sympathetic to retain the charm and character of the original building.

Our divine deluxe room had the most incredible view, through the lovely country cottage windows we could see trees, hills and greenery for miles.  The cosy and comfortable bed, with a picture of the Losehill house Hotel proudly in place above the bed, alongside a plush two-seater sofa, makes for a cosy stay.

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