HELLO JULY 2021

FABULOUS THINGS THAT HAPPENED LAST MONTH

1. Tony & I both had our second vaccines

2. I got another exam done towards my final qualification

3. A few lunch dates at one of my favourite places Harveys Bar & Restaurant, Huddersfield

4. A meal at Grapollo’s Italian Restaurant, Huddersfield

5. Isabelle got a job at the fabulous 315 restaurant in Lepton, Huddersfield  

LIFESTYLE, LEISURE, PLACES & HOME

Titanic Spa –  Linthwaite, Huddersfield

One of my favourite places which I’m lucky to say is in my home town. Titanic Spa is set in the hills of the Pennines in a restored 20th century textile mill and offers day or overnight visits. The spa boasts outstanding facilities, steam rooms, jacuzzi, swimming pool, Gymnasium, a wide range of beauty treatments, a restaurant and cocktail bar. It’s the perfect place for escapism and the height of luxury & pampering. I’ve visited many times (including twice this month) and I have never been disappointed. I’ve already booked my next visit next month!!!!

BEAUTY, HEALTH & STYLE

Self Care Days after a busy work month – A ‘Glow Up’

After a busy few weeks at work I’ve just found out I have to isolate for 10 days, talk about 1 extreme to the other!!!!. Annoying & difficult when you run your own business as I now have to rearrange all my weeks classes, but, I’ve been feeling very tired lately so I’m going to use this time to catch up on some sleep and a bit of self care which I really need.

This evening I am going to have a very luxurious bubble bath complete with candles, wine and a lush bath bomb. I prefer showers in the summer but the weather is so cold & wet a bubble bath will be wonderful. Before my bath I’ll be giving myself a facial to perk up my tired looking skin & give it some glow. I’ll be using Garnier miscellar water to remove dirt & makeup, Elemis pro collagen cleansing balm, body shop coffee face mask and then Elemis pro collagen marine cream moisturizer & elemis pro collagen advanced eye treatment after my bath.   

A deep hair conditioning treatment left on whilst I’m in the bath will hopefully do its job whilst I watch Lydia Millen & Fashion Mumblr’s latest YouTube videos!

RESTAURANT OF THE MONTH

Grapollo’s – Hudderfield

Situated in Huddersfield (I’ve not had much chance to venture further a field this month), Grapollo’s is a fun, friendly Italian restaurant with a fabulous atmosphere. The minute you walk in you are made to feel extremely welcome and, although it is always busy, they will always find you a table without it feeling too busy & cramped. The food isn’t fancy with any big frills but it’s absolutely delicious & plentiful with a wonderful menu to suit everyone’s tastes.

If you want a no frills fun night out with plenty of great food, this is your place!

COCKTAIL OF THE MONTH

Espresso Martini

Ingredients

For the sugar syrup

  • 100g golden caster sugar

For the cocktail

  • ice
  • 100ml vodka
  • 50ml freshly brewed espresso coffee
  • 50ml coffee liqueur (we used Kahlua)
  • 4 coffee beans (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

Start by making the sugar syrup. Put the caster sugar in a small pan over a medium heat and pour in 50ml water. Stir, and bring to the boil.

  • STEP 2

Turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool. Put 2 martini glasses in the fridge to chill.

  • STEP 3

Once the sugar syrup is cold, pour 1 tbsp into a cocktail shaker along with a handful of ice, the vodka, espresso and coffee liqueur. Shake until the outside of the cocktail shaker feels icy cold.

  • STEP 4

Strain into the chilled glasses. Garnish each one with coffee beans if you like.

FILM/TV SHOW OF THE MONTH

 Call The Midwife

I love the current series but I only started watching this fabulous programme a couple of seasons ago so I’ve started watching it from the very beginning. It’s so beautifully written and looking back at this time in history is fascinating. After a very busy period at work I’m loving immersing myself in this wonderful series.

THIS MONTH I’M LOVING

My Exam is over!!! And it went really well!!!!

THIS MONTH I’M NOT LOVING

I’ve not felt as positive in myself this month as I usually am & I need a bit of a ‘Glow Up’ both internally & externally!

THIS MONTHS FAVOURITES

1. Peppermint Aeros!!!  

2. Bastiste dry shampoo – great to give my fine hair some texture 

3. Body Shop Nicaraguan Coffee intense awakening face mask

4. Phillip Kingsley hair products – great for fine hair

5. Think it, Get it Podcast with Noor Hibbert

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH

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