L I F E | Old Fashioned Master Class with Glen Moray

It’s a family affair….

My mum drank whisky & green ginger .

My dad has his either neat or with a little water.

My brother drinks his with … anything !

Me … I like mine with coke.

Whisky has and always will be my favourite. I have recently been flirting with Gin but I always return to my old favourite.

Last week I was invited by MPR Communications to P.U.B.L.I.C in the heart of Sheffield to attend an ‘Old Fashioned’ masterclass in association with Glen Moray Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

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S H E F F I E L D | Gin experience at Locksley Distilling

By my own admission I’ve always been a whisky kinda lady.

Then Mum got cancer…

We would have our girlie afternoons , sit and sip coffee together, chit-chat about everything and nothing. On occasion the coffee would be substituted by a large Gin and Tonic.

I didn’t really like Gin back then, I didn’t hate it either … I just didn’t dabble. It sounds daft but drinking it together made me feel even closer to her … like we were bonding over her favourite tipple. Continue reading

LADIES THAT LUNCH | Prince of Wales – the big revealing

My family think I’m stark-raving bonkers [ they’d not be far wrong I guess ] They have no idea how blogging works or what it is all about.

I’m a constant source of entertainment to them especially when I ask for a #OOTD photo. They take my photos [under duress] while shouting “poser” or “frustrated model” at me!

A few weeks ago I received an invite for myself and up to 3 friends to attend the press evening of the newly refurbished Prince of Wales at the top of Ecclesall Road. I thought “ha ha” this would be the perfect opportunity for the family to pop along ; see how it works and what I do. It would also be fabulous to spend some quality time together. Since mum died it’s something we don’t do enough.

So last Wednesday evening myself and the ‘lads’ – my Dad, Brother Mark and Boyfriend Michael popped across to have a sneaky peak at the changes for ourselves before it opens to the public on Saturday 26th January .

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LADIES THAT LUNCH | The Library Bar and Restaurant

Sheffield has recently had an influx of new cool places to hang out . We have always been a bit behind the rest of our neighbours Manchester and Leeds so it’s good to see us catching up. At last. Though saying that our Christmas market is seriously lacking !

Last week I, along with a few other lovely bloggers friends , were invited along to The Library Cafe and Restaurant to experience their weekly Jazz Night ‘Jazz on the Cliff’ which is held every Thursday evening.

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LADIES THAT LUNCH – Kaspa’s

Imagine if Willy Wonkers Chocolate Factory met Grease the movie – it would result in Kaspa’s. All singing and dancing desserts served in a space that has a feel of a 50’s diner … decked out in Barbie Pink.

Kaspa’s are a chain of new dessert houses that offer hot and cold desserts all under the one roof and fortunately for us Sheffielders a new house opened yesterday at 4, Archer Drive, Archer Road Retail Park S8 0LB

I was lucky to get an invite to attend last night to review it with a few other lovely ladies – Prue, Hannah and Emma.

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LADIES THAT LUNCH | Lost & Found for Lunch and Cocktails

It rained yesterday and it never stopped. Just like my hair the weather was dark, damp and seriously lack-lustre.

Luckily we [ Sue and I ] were booked in to review the lunch time menu at the Lost & Found , which was formerly the The Pointing Dog on Ecclesall Road. Something rather lovely to brighten up an awful day.

As always nothing is ever straight forward with me. I had no car. It failed its bloody MOT and is currently in the garage having some serious TLC ! Continue reading