Monthly Archives: December 2014

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Paramore Owned 2014. Here’s Why!

There are seemingly an abundance of bands I could have chosen to write about to end the year 2014, but there’s only one band I feel qualified to write about in such detail, only one band who have seemingly dominated the year the way this one has, and, if I’m bloody honest, only one band who deserve to be admired to the point that I’d say they “owned” an entire year. Of course, I’m talking about Paramore. Who else? If you don’t believe they’re deserving of this ‘Band Of The Year’ type accolade, you might have to rethink your stance after reading this and truly taking in everything they’ve achieved…

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The Side Door, Liverpool

As part of my recent visit home, I spent a fair bit of time in my old University city, Liverpool. Whilst living there, I don’t think I quite appreciated the culture, or indeed the vast array of restaurants on offer in the city until it was too late. However, now that I live in a town where Nando’s is “that cool new chicken restaurant”, I find myself craving cosmopolitan places and all of the amazing things they have to offer. Don’t get me wrong, I’m somewhat addicted to Nando’s, but as a foodie, I find there is SO much food out there, and so little time. My friend, ‘Ashley the boy’ (when mentioned at home), and Booth/Mr Booth to everyone online (and his year three kids), apparently is also always on the lookout for new places, as well as people who actually have the money to accompany him. So, I set him the task of finding somewhere to eat on my return, and he was pretty happy to oblige. He picked The Side Door – and boy, was I disappointed.

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Christmas Eve @ The Red Fox, Thornton Hough (Wirral)

As my work ever so kindly let us finish for Christmas on the 19th, it meant I could attempt to restore some sanity by returning home and seeing my family, who I am super close to. On Christmas Eve, we decided going for a nice spot of lunch would be the perfect way to spend the day together before heading our separate ways for Christmas itself. The Red Fox, in Thornton Hough on the Wirral/Cheshire border is the recently renovated, absolutely gorgeous replacement for The Grange, which was another previously upscale restaurant that I hear had a few issues towards the end. The rework they’ve done is extensive, the money spent could well have been a risk, but although it’s still early days yet –  I’d still say it was all worth it.

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Travel: Halloween In The USA!

So, this may be ridiculously late, but I guess in talking about Halloween now, it’s a true Nightmare Before Christmas (oh god….I’ll stop, ha). Dougie and I went for our first proper trip together, to Orlando, and although I’ve posted about the Disney Party and the Universal Party, I kinda skipped on the food and other experiences. So here’s a cute video and some pics to sum it up!

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My Year In Nails: Nails Of 2014

So this post really isn’t going to be for everyone, but I’ve been super into getting my nails done this year! I get gel extensions & infills, just from wherever’s cheapest, and they always last me FOREVER. I haven’t gone anywhere near as often as you’re meant to (oops!) – it’s becoming quite costly as it is – but I always try to keep them looking as cute as possible. Now that I’ve just had what I assume will be my last ones until my ‘New Year’ ones (whatever they will be…!), I’ve collated a little round up of some of my faves, and some of the best ways I’ve worn them…

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Manchester, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof & Cheshire Oaks

I did Literature at University, but that sadly doesn’t mean I’m knowledgeable about all things literary! I love reading, however, and some of the things I’ve studied have inevitably become my faves. A while ago, my friends from home back in the North West invited me to go see my absolute most treasured play of all time, Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, in Manchester, and I really, really could not resist.

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