Posts by KatieP

SPONSORED POST: JAMIE OLIVER’S ASSAM ROAST DUCK (WITH PG TIPS)

CRISPY duck is one of my absolute favourite dishes of all time. (I just cannot get enough of Chinese food!) And tea, any kind of tea, is my favourite hot drink. So what do you get when you pop the two together? A very happy Katie, that’s what! One of the things I really enjoy doing over the Christmas period, when I have some time off work, is trying out a

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A STAY AT THE GREAT VICTORIA HOTEL, BRADFORD

A NIGHT alone? In a hotel? Without little Elsie? Well that’s something of a rare treat for the husband and I, so we were thrilled to be invited to stay at the Great Victoria hotel in Bradford just last month. We had a smashing time. Relaxed lots. Ate lots. Drank lots. And even managed a bit of a lie in too. But enough about what we go up to (although I’ll

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LIFE STUFF I STILL NEED TO LEARN AS I TURN 36 (!)

I KNOW nothing. Ok, so maybe not nothing but definitely, very little. If I was an owl, I would be rubbish, because you know they’re supposed to be wise and well, I’m far from that. Yet. It’s my birthday tomorrow and I will be turning the ripe young age of 36. And so, last night when I was thinking what to write about today, I thought, I know! I’ll share

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OUR NEW ADDITION…? A CHRISTMAS TREE!

THERE’S so much to love about Christmas… But in my opinion, the best bit of all. The thing I most love (besides the booze and presents that is) is the Christmas tree. And to be more specific, putting up and decorating our Christmas tree. Since being a wee nipper, nothing makes me feel more festive than battling with some branches, dangling some lights and getting tangled in some tinsel. Sure

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SEVEN THINGS THAT STOP ME READING YOUR BLOG

THERE are millions of blogs out there. Millions. Millions of people sharing their stories, giving intimate glimpses of their lives and hoping to be noticed. It’s hard to get your blog out there. It takes time, effort, resilience, creativity and bags of determination. But if you’re not careful, a couple of bad moves (or one if you’re unlucky) and all that hard work of yours can go to pot. Attracting people

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CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS FOR LADIES AND GENTS

STARTED your Christmas shopping yet?! Nope? Me neither! But fret not my beauties! We’ve still got a good few weeks to go and, kind soul that I am (*winks*), I’ve decided to do my bit for the festive season and share some gift ideas with you all, which will hopefully make life a little easier or perhaps get you out of a gifting pickle. (It happens to all of us). Here

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LIFE & SOME BLOGGING HIGHLIGHTS

ISN’T it funny how just when you’re feeling life isn’t your best friend… Things suddenly seem to buck up! After a rotten few months, this week has been pretty marvellous in comparison and in terms of my work / blogging life, well things couldn’t be lovelier. This week I found out that I have finally, finally (!) made the respected Tots100, after three and a half years of blogging  (I’m

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IT’S OK TO NOT BE OK (HONESTLY)

IF I asked you today, “how are you feeling?” what would you say? What would your reply be? Would you say “fine thanks” and give me a full beam of a smile? Or say “I’m great? Never been better!” Perhaps you would mean it. Perhaps you’re jumping around with utter joy today. I hope that is the case. Hell, I’d love to think this is the case, for all of you that

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