New Home – Week one

After waiting months to get the keys to our first house we were keen to get in ASAP to start the renovations straight away, and what a difference a week makes. In order to get the house ready for plasterers and electricians, the first job this week was getting the wallpaper off the walls, and…… Continue reading New Home – Week one

Completion Day, officially adults.

We did it! We got a house! After four months of viewing houses,¬†eight months of estate agents, four months of chasing solicitors,¬†three months of living with parents, and a huge amount of fees, we made it. We picked up the keys to our first house yesterday evening, and now the fun begins. Completion day is…… Continue reading Completion Day, officially adults.

Review: My Thai

As one restaurant in Manchester closes, another opens. Yorkshire based My Thai takes over the old Splendid Kitchen site on John Dalton Street, with plans for a second venue already in the pipeline. The restaurant focuses on traditional Bangkok style street food which perfectly reflects what you can find cooked on the streets of Thailand.…… Continue reading Review: My Thai

Buying a House – The Exchange.

If i’d have known the grief around the exchange of contracts before starting the house buying process, i’d be wondering how we’d ever get this far. But we did it, we exchanged contracts on our house this week – finally. Nothing can describe the sheer feeling of dread when transferring your whole deposit via one…… Continue reading Buying a House – The Exchange.

Review: Zouk Tea Bar

When looking for an Indian meal in Manchester, you’re hardly short of choice, so restaurants across the city are really having to step up their game to stay front of mind for a slap up curry. Zouk Tea Bar & Grill opened back in 2009 in the city centre, just off Oxford Road and minutes…… Continue reading Review: Zouk Tea Bar

Birthday Celebrations – Artisan Manchester

As part one of my mums 50th birthday celebrations this year, I was tasked planning a meal and night out for her group of friends – all 27 of them. After a mad panic, and a lot of research, I was recommended the private dining spaces at Artisan Manchester. The industrial-style restaurant & bar has…… Continue reading Birthday Celebrations – Artisan Manchester