Christmas Has Come Early at Manchester’s Hey Little Cupcake!

Since arriving back in Manchester, I have been making it my mission to slowly visit all of my favourite old haunts and as far as cake goes, Hey Little Cupcake! always had me covered when it came to needing a hit of the sweet stuff. Or in this case, four hits. Two signature bakes; the Nutella…

11 Types of People You Encounter at Christmas Markets: As Told by the Grinch

The festive binger I came here for the German sausage, I’m leaving here in debt and with a food baby. The indifferent older gentleman He doesn’t even like Christmas, but his wife Brenda wears the trousers in their relationship, so he has little choice in the matter. The dutiful spectator Present because it’s their annual duty and a…

Healthy Chocolate-Coconut Breakfast Oats

Though incredibly basic, this breakfast makes getting up in the cold, dark drizzle of the winter months a great deal more bearable for me. As well as warming me from the inside out, it keeps me full of energy all the way until lunch. The recipe is versatile and adaptable to suit your own preferences flavour-wise and depending on your mood,…

Simple Sausage and Kale Winter One-Pot

I recently received a rather different delivery in the post; one which still has the guys at my concierge chuckling. I don’t blame them, it’s not everyday you get a brown paper bag filled with sausages. Grandad’s Sausages is a family-owned business, which originated in Bury and has apparently been ‘putting a smile on Grandma’s face for…

Raw Vegan Key Lime Pie

I am by no means 100% on the ball with my diet (who really is?!) and I do have a serious sweet tooth, which sometimes gets a bit out of control. To combat this, I try to quash my cravings with healthy alternatives and vegan desserts are both better for you and – get this – absolutely…

10 Reasons Why Every 20-Something Should Spend Time on a Canal Boat

After returning from Australia, I found myself under the less-than-desirable circumstances of temporarily moving with my parents onto their canal boat, whilst they moved house and I waited to move into my own pad. In terms of space, privacy and connection with the outside world, things soon became very limited and everyday life was turned upside down for us all. To coincide…