Lunch with Marco Pierre White … 

Sometimes I have to pinch myself at some of the opportunities I’ve been given this year via my little blog.

I’ve appeared on local radio, attended some fabulous launches, had a makeover by one of Charlotte Tilburys top MUA and now I’ve got another goodie, and a first, to add to the list.

Can you imagine my surprise and delight when I received an email earlier in the week asking whether I would like to attend the new menu launch at Marcos New York Italian Restaurant in Sheffield and  wait for it … to meet Marco Pierre White in person.

I didn’t have to think about it for long!

So that’s where I tootled off too yesterday afternoon. I almost cancelled at the last-minute due to mums health taking a turn for the worse but even on her hospital sickbed she insisted that I didn’t cancel , that she’d be ‘ever so mad’ if I didn’t attend.

So not to disappoint her … and because I was really looking forward to it off I popped with my ‘ladies that lunch’ partner Sue as my plus one.

Continue reading

Spot light on Mandy’s Heaven…

So what would you consider the absolute best way to start a Monday would be?

Chocolate I hear you cry.

Well yes always… but apart from that.

Ok a lie-in would be rather nice also…

With Bradley Cooper… Now where being just plain silly (and a tad unrealistic) Nope non of the above, I’m talking parcels.

Parcels that have my name on.

Parcels full of goodies.

Goodies  from Mandy’s Heaven that are all for little old me.

Continue reading

Ladies that Lunch hit Barnsley…#ladiesthatlunchfriday

It’s Friday,  so what do we want?


When do we want it ?!


I’ll be quite honest with you, I’ve been fairly chilled about the state of the house….that was until illness struck me a few days ago and now absolutely everything annoys me.


The constant mess, tripping over tools, builders mess everywhere…living out of a box. Shall I go on?

I was even annoying myself.

To say I was glad to leave the house for the afternoon on Friday was no exaggeration!

Our choice of destination – Barnsley, for a spot of culture, followed by some lunch and a chat.

The culture came courtesy of a free  exhibition being held at the Civic – Hanson Street, Barnsley S70 2HZ Continue reading