Bundobust: Indian Street Food in Leeds

Bundobust: Indian Street Food in Leeds

Bundobust is a beautiful marriage between The Sparrow Bier Cafe and Prashad restaurant(click the link to see my review of that restaurant). They specialise in craft beers and tasty vegetarian Indian street food. Bundobust opened fairly recently and I’ve been a few times now, finally remembering to take a few snaps on my last visit with some friends. If you haven’t been already, get yourself over…

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Weddings, Birthday Parties & Keeping Comfy

Weddings, Birthday Parties & Keeping Comfy

Another week gone. Whooosh. Gone. I don’t know where times goes at the moment, seems like I have a lot on and endless to do lists. I shouldn’t complain though, I get bored easily and like being busy. This week was mostly full of work, weddings and birthday parties….mixed with bumping my beloved car (bad times!) to balance out the fun.

Here are a few highlights…starting off with what I wore:


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Buying too much skincare…and getting practical for once

Buying too much skincare…and getting practical for once

It’s a busy month so far, getting over the log cabin weekend from last week…. a full workload and lots of house-related chores (searching for the perfect flooring stopped being fun weeks ago). This week I’ve been mostly…

Wearing Clothes

Errr….I do always do that, it’s just that I used to do quite a few ‘What I Wore Today’ posts, either on this blog or over at WIWT.com….but I get lazy and forget.…

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Hello September

How is it September already? This week I’ve been mostly…

Recovering from a Hen Weekend

The previous weekend was spent with some of my favourite people laughing, drinking, eating and then recovering in a spa. We started off the weekend with afternoon tea followed by a game of Mr & Mrs. Here’s what I settled on to wear that day… French Connection monochrome dress with some Manolos.

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Later that…

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Byron Leeds: We have amazing burgers at last!

Byron Leeds: We have amazing burgers at last!

I have been hoping Byron Leeds would open for quite some time. I’ve even been known to tweet them asking needfully when they would come to our fine city! My brother first introduced me to Byron burger restaurants in London a few years back and I have to say it opened my eyes to burger restaurants actually being decent! Byron were one of the first restaurants to do burgers well and I was hooked.


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#tbt: When I was in a band

If you’re not already using it, Timehop is a great app for showing you what you were doing at this time one, two, three…or even seven years ago. Often it’s amusing (random snaps of friends you’d forgotten about), sometimes sad (times with people not in our lives anymore)…and then sometimes it reminds you that you used to be in a band!

It was with two friends of mine and we had a great time…

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MeatLiquor Leeds: Burgers & Cocktails

MeatLiquor Leeds: Burgers & Cocktails

MeatLiquor Leeds opened it’s very new doors to us last night. MeatLiquor are legends in London (lots of friends say their burgers are to die for), so I was really looking forward to this opening party.

MeatLiquor Leeds

MeatLiquor Leeds: The Food

We got to taste their burgers (in slider form…’smaller burgers’ for those thinking “huh?”), tobacco onions and chicken pieces. I’m pretty sure they aren’t actually…

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Forgive yourself for not being the richest, the thinnest, the tallest, the one with the best hair. Forgive yourself for not being the most successful, the cutest or the one with the fastest time. Forgive yourself for not winning every round.

Forgive yourself for being afraid.

But don’t let yourself off the hook, never forgive yourself, for not caring or not trying.

ExploreReblogged from Explore

Seth Godin, with his signature pithy wisdom, captures the crucial difference between not succumbing to the tyranny of perfectionism and not showing up – a difference perhaps best articulated by the Chinese concept of wu-wei.

Also see Godin on how to dance with our fear of failure.

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10th Anniversary of the end of Friends

10th Anniversary of the end of Friends

Can you believe it’s been 10 years since the end of Friends?! simplyhealth invited a few Leeds bloggers to watch the first four episodes ever of Friends at the Everyman Cinema. This was part of their healthy smiles campaign – they’ve been looking into the psychology of laughter…and which better sitcom to make you laugh than Friends?! It was a nice chance to reminisce about the fab sitcom and…

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Le Chalet - French Tea & Cakes in the middle of Leeds

Le Chalet – French Tea & Cakes in the middle of Leeds

Becca (@eatlittlespoon) and I checked out Le Chalet in Leeds City Centre the other day. Le Chalet is a French Tea Room in the most most unlikely of locations – in the financial district of the Leeds.

The owner had a chat with us (with the most wonderful French accent, obviously) and explained that she really wanted to create a place where people came to eat together – good food with no additives…

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Architect Hair’s new hair chalk service (Headingley, Leeds)

Architect Hair’s new hair chalk service (Headingley, Leeds)

I visited Architect Hair in Headingley (Leeds) to check out their new hair chalk service a few weeks ago. I’d wanted to try hair chalk for a while, but was always put off by the potential mess I could make in my bathroom! I’m not the tidiest of people and I just know I’d turn my lovely bathroom a bright shade of pink if I tried it myself.

With this in mind, I thought Architect Hair’s idea of…

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Where does time go?!

Where does time go?!

I haven’t been blogging a lot lately….life has been very busy with lots of work and lots of play. All good excuses for not blogging….living life…..but I’ve been missing nattering on and I’ve missed the lovely community of bloggers that Leeds has. So, here I am back to nattering and I’m looking forward to seeing a few of the fab Leeds bloggers at an event tomorrow night.

What’s been keeping me…

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Battle of the Nations: Leeds is the ideal place for a weekend break

Battle of the Nations: Leeds is the ideal place for a weekend break

I consider myself a Leeds girl. I’ve been a Leeds girl for the past eleven years when I moved here, falling in love with the city that is big enough to offer lots of choice and opportunities…..but is compact enough not to make me feel like an ant.

The Hotel Reservation Service challenged me to tell you all why I think Leeds is the best place to spend the weekend – why it’s waaaaay better than all…

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