A day trip from Las Vegas lasted well into the night….
This was originally planned as a photographic diary of my trip to the Grand Canyon, an awe inspiring place. So let’s start with that. We were shocked to see snow on the ground as we travelled up Route 66. It had been around 19c all week in Vegas and the booking agent said it was only 4 or 5c cooler in the canyon. Yeah mate thanks for that.
The courtyard at the Grand Canyon visitor centre had quite a lot of snow behind the doors! We should have known then that something would go awry!
You know you’ve found a true friend when she shares with you her top spot for finding bargain blog props, and I have found that friend in Rachel from Vintage Folly. Since meeting, I’ve always been in awe of Rachel’s ability to style her blog (and herself to for that matter) beautifully. So when she told me of a charity shop near her home where I’d find retro tableware and vintage fabrics I had to have a look.
My own blog (much like myself) doesn’t have a set style. But since I went on a food styling workshop last year, I’ve been keen to make more of an effort. So I’m always on the look out for quirky finds which I can use but which won’t break the bank. Read More
I got back from a week in Las Vegas yesterday, where the food was ok and I didn’t over indulge as I feared I would. Miles of walking ensured that the big breakfast we enjoyed was burned off by teatime! Today, after a huge sleep, I seem to have the reverse of jeg lag. I’m properly perky and have spent the day washing, shopping and batch cooking like a mutha!
So I’ve more on the list this week than there are meals. I’ve decided to have a few things in the freezer for those days when I fancy good tasty meals but can’t be bothered with marinating times when we get home from work. So as well as meals for this week there are a few for the next couple of weeks as well. Read More
A night away on your doorstep might seem a bit of a waste of time, an indulgence even, but for me it makes total sense; nothing acts like a quick stress relief fix than flopping down on a hotel bed and breathing deeply. And the bed in question this time is at the Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa.
The Macdonald Manchester Hotel is a moments walk away from Piccadilly train station and if you’re coming into Manchester on a mainline this is where you’re likely to arrive.
Looks can be deceiving, and from the outside (I usual see it from platform 14 waiting for a train) this hotel certainly looks like an architectural brute. But the rooms will soon make you forget that. Read More