I’ve been to the ballet a couple of times at the Birmingham Hippodrome but last night my husband and I were truly captivated by what we went to see. Coppélia. A comedic story with laugh out loud moments as well as graceful dancing that casts a serene silence over its audience. I hadn’t been sure what to expect from this evening but I know that this was the performance that made me fall in love with ballet. Coppélia is a…

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I love having friends over for dinner and drinks. Which means I also like my dishwasher too. La Belle Assiette is a great service where you can host a dinner party and avoid the cooking and the washing up. And from my experience using the service, it seems that it also raises my dinner party game somewhat. I don’t think my friends could cope with my regular cooking and presentation skills in the future. Booking a dinner party is really easy…

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Working from home and having my desk in the open plan kitchen-living room means that I am in a strong committed relationship with my kettle. I make various teas throughout my working day and from time to time I treat myself to a coffee. But my dislike for instant coffee means that I usually head out to enjoy an almond milk latte or a soy latte over ice when the weather is warmer. Recently though, we got a Krups coffee…

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Bad Apple Hair have made my lavender hair fantasies come true. A few weeks ago I went in for a consultation on how to update my virgin dark brunette hair to something more fashionable and fun. George, a senior colour technician, was happy with the condition and strength of my natural hair and confirmed that he could give me the lavender hair of my dreams. I had a skin allergy test done before I left the salon and then spent…

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There have been a few times in my life when my eating habits have changed. I didn’t eat red meat until I was 24 when I tried kangaroo and beef steak on honeymoon in Australia. I also began my dairy free lifestyle a few years ago, though I have been lactose intolerant since I was born. My parents didn’t feel a need to tell me or change my diet and it wasn’t until I finally saw a doctor, dietician and…

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