Monday, 30 November 2015



What's winter without a good wishlist?
As I've been pretty absent from my blog recently it seemed the perfect way to get me back at it.
H&M is the one website I could spend hours on filling up my basket usually just to laugh hysterically at the total shutting the page down and trying not to cry but if its in my basket I can pretend I almost own it right?

It wasn't until putting together my winter wants that I realised I have a serious woolly hat problem!
It's no secret if you know me personally that I love a good woolly hat but I didn't realise it was a 4 woolly hats in one post kind of love, I've already purchased two new woolly ones this year.
I usually love a good cringey hat dangly plaits, giant strawberries but this year I'm opting for a more plain and simple bobble.
I'm really loving camel, khaki and bottle green and greys recently.

Everything pictured above can be found on the H&M website!

Sunday, 22 November 2015


We were recently asked if we would be interested in reviewing the Royal Oak Beefeater in Wrotham after it's new refurbishment, Of course we said we'd love to! I love a bit of beefeater its mine and Andy's go to place if and when we ever have a date night.
This is the first time we've eaten at a Beefeater since their refurbish, I took along my parents as it was one of the only times we are child free and it just seemed perfect. 
On arrival I was amazed how small it was the one I usually go to has a pretty big parking area making the restaurant look huge, Once inside the restaurant was pretty big it was a bit like Mary poppins handbag looks small outside but can fit so much inside. We were kindly greeted by the reception staff, we had arrived a little earlier than our booking time 3O minutes to be exact and was eating our meals by the time our table booking time had come around which for me is brilliant there's nothing worse than arriving early unexpectedly and having to wait around getting in the way of other diners and staff. 
We were seated just behind the labelled bull which was the main thing you saw when you walked in.
Each seating area felt very private and personal other than one or two other diners you couldn't see everyone eating their meal and that for me is a really BIG bonus, there's nothing worse than going to a restaurant and being in full view of everyone while trying to eat.
Our seating area was our table and one other two seater table which for me is the perfect amount for one area, 
I really liked the old look of Beefeater and wasn't to sure you could get much better but I was pleasantly surprised the new look was very modern with family's in mind, each seating area looked inviting and comfortable the mixture of floor levels was a great feature, I loved the wood and brick theme that was carried out throughout the restaurant and the different style bull heads dotted around the restaurant were the perfect finishing touch. 

Shortly after being seated we were greeted by our waitress for the evening Dani and told who our Grill chef would be our grill chef for the evening was Jason. 
Which is something I've never had in the many times I've visited beefeater before it was a very nice touch to be told the name of the chef who plays such an important part of the evening. 
After a little look at our menus we were ready to order, Dani made us aware of some items from the menu that they were out of luckily it wasn't anything we planned to order. Dani was very helpful throughout the evening we didn't feel badgered like I have in other restaurants she was there when we needed her and checked in to check we were okay!
 Me and Andy went for the Beer battered cod and chips (we went for the spicy chips like we always do) My mum went for the Sunday double chicken and my Dad for the flat iron steak.
Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals only one small problem was the lack of gravy on the Sunday dinner but other than that each meal was perfect.
For afters me and Andy went for the Eaton mess sundae and my mum went for the sticky toffee pudding which were both heavenly!

We all left the restaurant very pleased with our time there and even more happier with the overall cost of our meals we felt it was worth exactly what we paid for it.
AND my dad is happy to return this is a man that usually is really hard to get out to a meal like this, he left really pleased with how the evening went and has even spoken on returning to the Royal Oak and making eating out a once a month thing.
Royal Oak you've converted my pops!

*DISCLAIMER All opinions and views are entirely my own

Monday, 16 November 2015


My big brother is a major Dawn of the dead fan, I on the other hand had never seen the film before but when he contacted me and asked if I fancied going to Manchester to the Dawn of the dead horror convention group meet up, I at first had my doubts first of all it was quite a distance from my bubble of home comforts and secondly I'd never seen the film and to be totally honest never had the urge to either but I accepted the offer as just being with my brother for the day would have been good enough for me!

I had a little while to prepare and watch the film but in true me fashion I watched it the night before we were due to head up to the event.
Friday morning we began our 4 hour trip to Manchester both journeys the traffic was really good other than one slow moment on the way there where a number of clothing items had what I'm guessing fallen from a van.
Other than that it was pretty straight forward all the way there I say straight forward I wasn't the one driving so it's easy for me to say, We checked into our hotel the diamond lodge a lovely hotel if you happen to be looking for a place to stay in Manchester.
We got ourselves ready my brother as a SWAT zombie and myself as Francine from the make-up room scene (yeah we turned some heads)
We waited for our taxi ready to head off to the night full of amazement for my brother and a night of the unknown for me! 
Luckily the film was playing on a few screens through out the night so I could have a quick catch up and my brother could point out who the special guests were.

The event had been put together by Marcus Lewis all from a facebook group for UK DOTD fans although anyone is very much welcome, One fan had travelled all the way from Ireland to be apart of the event! Any money raised from Friday nights event is being put towards next years event they are hoping to be bigger and better. This event is run entirely by BIG fans and is an event for fans, It honestly felt like you were at a family party none of this money money money that you usually find at such events, They had two of Dawn of the dead 1978 actors that had very kindly come over to the UK especially to meet their fans and what Sincere humble men they were.
You can find DOTD events in america and many other countries but this is the first one in the UK and what a brilliant night it was.

(My little head can be spotted in the back row)

If your a DOTD fan and want to be apart of next years event you can join the facebook page