Showing posts with label lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lifestyle. Show all posts

Friday, 23 June 2017

Wine Tasting at Bents Garden Centre

Bents Garden Centre is one of my favourite places to visit - whether it's to browse the plants, eat delicious cake or even ogle their enormous Christmas displays - so when I heard about their wine tasting event in Reserve at Bents, I knew I had to get involved.

I attended an Old World vs New World wine tasting at Bents Garden Centre and discovered, to my surprise, that I preferred the Old World Wine! #Oldworldwine #winetasting #foodbloggers


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

My Pashley Poppy

Many years ago, a new love of my life entered my world. My big girl bike. Having not owned a bike for years, when Mr T first suggested buying one, I had some very specific colour requirements. Pink. Pink, pink, pink. With a basket. And streamers if at all possible.



Saturday, 22 April 2017

The KP Lodges - Pocklington

Mr T and I were recently treated by his family to a weekend away in a luxury lodge. It's a bit of a family tradition to spend a weekend in a lodge (with hot tub!) around this time of year but this year's lodge blew us away!



Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour Photo Diary London

You might have read my last post - The Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter's London for free - if not, I recommend that you do to find out how to be a Potterhead for the day, free of charge!

The reason I was in London in the first place was to visit the WB Studio Tour - something my sister and I have LONGED to do since it first opened.

We had the most incredible day entering the world of Harry Potter and I would highly recommend doing this tour if you're a fan and it's possible for you to do it. It was AMAZING.


Saturday, 4 March 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter in London - for FREE!

If you follow me on Instagram, you'll have recently seen a glut of Harry Potter related posts from my recent trip to London. Since the Studio Tour opened, my sister and I have planned to go and finally, finally we booked our tickets, deciding to make a couple of days out of it all.

However, post Christmas blues started to hit and we realised that while the studio tickets were already paid for (Christmas present) the rest of London could be an expensive trip. All hail the power of the internet. I was reading one of my favourite blogs - Emily Underworld when I noticed a post about a magical place to visit in London, perfect for Potter fans. I quickly started planning my entire trip around this find!

Where is this magical place I hear you ask? Read on...

The Ultimate Guide to Harry Potter in London for free

Saturday, 11 February 2017

How I save time when blogging

I see time and time again on Twitter bloggers saying that they're trying to balance work, play and blog and they feel like they're drowning. I'm not saying that I have the perfect balance...but I do have a few tricks that I use to claw back time when blogging. I view any time saved, even just minutes, as worthwhile as it all adds up!

These tips might not work for everyone...but they DO work for me.

Saving time blogging tips


Wednesday, 8 February 2017

My favourite Etsy stores

I LOVE Etsy. I could lose hours browsing through different stores and there's a few that I always go back to, knowing that I'm going to love whatever is there.

Items from these Etsy stores often find their way onto my birthday and Christmas lists and I'm determined that this year, I'm going to be more organised with birthdays so that I can get products from Etsy for other people.


Friday, 6 January 2017

Tori's Top Tips - Cleaning Candle Jars

I don't know about you, but I always get given candles as gifts and many of them come in jars. I love candles and the jars are often very pretty. However, once the candle has burned down and melted at the bottom of the jar, what do you do? I also get given lots of tealights and need holders for them. 

This first "Tori's Top Tip" is how to remove the wax so that the jar can be reused for tealights and lone candles. 


Tuesday, 3 January 2017

My top blog posts of 2016

I love these round-up of the year posts and thought I would share with you my top blog posts of 2016.

Monday, 26 December 2016

What I got for Christmas 2016

I LOVE reading these posts on blogs and wrote one last year *What I Got For Christmas 2015* so thought I'd also do one this year.

I've had an amazing Christmas, spent so much time with my family and Mr T's and thoroughly enjoyed all the festive films, food and fun!

As usual...I'm really not showing off about what I got, I have been spoiled ROTTEN this year and I am a very lucky girl. I appreciate it all so much.



Friday, 23 December 2016

The Bath and Bodyworks candle dupes from B&M Bargains

I've been seeing these candles all over social media recently but they first came to my attention in Autumn with the Radiant Fireside candle which I picked up on a whim. It's been in my bedroom ever since, scenting the air even without being lit. I was really impressed by its quality so when I started seeing them all over blogosphere, I wasn't surprised. I know I HAD to pick up some of their Winter collection!



Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Last minute Christmas gift ideas

You know what it's like...the season gets so busy and all of a sudden, there's less than a week to go and a few presents still to buy. It happens to me most years and so I thought I'm compile a list of last minute gift ideas that wouldn't require any waiting for a parcel to arrive...or too much time queuing in in the shopping centre. All of these gifts are instant downloads or you can get them ALL in a supermarket.

Friday, 9 December 2016

A Rose Gold Gift Guide

Obviously Rose Gold has been having a fashion moment for quite some time now and I can fully see why. It's such a beautiful colour, from the copper to the gold tones and everything in between.

I've picked out a few rose gold items that any rose gold lover would be delighted to receive on Christmas Day.









Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Pit Smokehouse - Culcheth

I recently ate at the The Pit Smokehouse in Culcheth which, as  the name suggests, is a smokehouse serving American style cuisine. I knew all of this before I visited...what I didn't expect was the style of the place! You don't get places this stylish in my local area normally...although things are improving and the Pit Smokehouse is leading the way!

The Pit Smokehouse Culcheth

The Pit Smokehouse Culcheth


Friday, 28 October 2016

Celebrating Halloween with Pumpkins

This year, Halloween seems bigger than ever and I've been totally swept along with the whole thing! I decided to go pumpkin picking this year with a friend. I've never even carved a pumpkin before so I was SO excited!!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

5 ways to: Get Autumn Ready


I ADORE Autumn. It is my favourite time of the year. I feel like the weather is more guaranteed, it's my birthday, it's beautiful and don't get me started on Autumn fashion!

Each year, I find myself doing these little things to change up my wardrobe and makeup, ready for Autumn.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Birthday Wish List

I've made a discovery which has made my (and Mr T's) life a LOT easier. Wishlistr. I've been using the Wishlistr extension for Google Chrome to add all sorts to my birthday list, then last month, emailed the list to Mr T with a couple of hints about mt favourites and relevant sizes. He'll thank me...haha!

You can find my wishlist here My wishlist (Mr T....! This is your SECOND friendly warning) which you can share via email, Facebook or Twitter. You can also choose a template to personalise it. Seriously! It's my latest love!




Sunday, 4 September 2016

GRWM: Brunch Girl Date

I've done a sort of GRWM post before when I went to Ladies Day at Aintree and it was a popular post so I thought I'd do another! This time a brunch date with some of my besties!

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Tori Gets Organised: Dressing Table

I've been watching a lot of organisational videos on YouTube recently and decided to get organised myself, leading to the latest series on my blog - Tori Gets Organised.

The latest area to get organised in my house has been my dressing table.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

Tori Gets Organised - Shoes and Bags

A short while ago, I made a promise to myself and to you lovely readers (and to Mr T...) that I would FINALLY get organised. You can see my post Tori Gets Organised: The Promise here.

I wrote the post as much to MAKE myself do it as anything else and guess what, I actually started!!

My shoes and bags used to be in a pile underneath our lift up bed. I could never find the bag I wanted or a matching pair of shoes... but now - drum roll please...!

(Please excuse the photography - how do you make organisation look pretty?! Tips in the comments please!)

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