Another day, another pizza! We love a Sunday evening out for tea and last week we popped along to Revolution in Hockley to sample their Summer Special menu which is a new, fresh and light selection of dishes. This teeny tiny new menu is packed full of flavours from Rome and Naples and has 5 mains and one dessert. Luke and I both played it safe and went for pizzas! I had the Campo De’ Fiori Romana which has courgette, anchovies, mozzarella and ricotta as well as a little bit of pesto, this was really fresh and tasty but I would have definitely liked to have a bit of a tomato base with some more cheese. I know that’s not as ‘light’ as it’s meant to be but that’s personal preference.
Who’s seen those big green and red Coca-Cola ParkLives banners in and around Nottingham and the activities in Victoria Centre recently? They’re seriously hard to miss! Nottingham ParkLives offers hundreds of free activity sessions in local parks, with residents and families encouraged to try their hand at everything from Zumba to Tai Chi. This is amazing for getting people moving that perhaps think that they can’t afford to go to a fancy gym, or wouldn’t use it enough to warrant a membership. It’s also a great opportunity for trying out a new activity such as Yoga or Ultimate Frisbee! Sessions are currently held between 10am and 7pm every day across 20 community parks. All sessions are around an hour long and are led by a trained ‘activity leader’. Families are encouraged to come and try something new and there is no charge for any activities, how wicked is that?
We popped down to the Castle Marina branch of Harvester last weekend for a little Sunday munchies action after I was invited for a review. Here’s what we thought of our meal! This was the first time either of us had eaten at a Harvester so we didn’t really know what to expect. We’d never really had the urge to eat there in the past to be honest as there’s one in Nottingham town centre but as it’s around the same price points as a lot of other eateries, there’s always somewhere else we’ve chosen. Let’s see what we had!
KIKO Cosmetics is brand I’ve been aware of for so long but I’ve never taken the plunge to buy anything from their website because a) you never can be sure of colours/textures etc online and b) their minimum order amount was about £25 which I thought was a bit crazy. BUT then, last month they opened a store in Nottingham’s Victoria Centre and I knew I had to check it out. I picked up a few products that have been on my radar for a while, so here’s my two cents on KIKO as a brand! Let me know if you’ve tried any of these products and what you think too.
When the email popped into my inbox, I might as well have been poised with my IKEA kitchen scissors over my fringe I was that desperate for a haircut! It was pretty awful, I don’t think I realised quite how bad it was until I saw my side by side before and after shots! That fringe though. It was over-grown and dull after years of home-colouring and being lazy about haircuts. KH Hair, previously Keith Hall, saved my little hair’s life. I didn’t go for a drastic change, after my consultation with the lovely Ruth I settled on a subtle ombre fade with a serious trim. I think I had about an inch and a half off and I seriously needed it.
A few weeks ago, on a (partly-sunny) Sunday, Luke & I popped down to Hardwick Hall, just outside of Nottingham and checked out the Great British Food Festival. This is where Oasis’ crazy little shop-on-wheels Bessie The Bus was based for a stop of her giant tour of Great Britain! She’s been on the road since the 17th of May and is hitting up 250 stops on her tour, so see if you can catch her – it’s a whole load of cuteness.
This weekend I was invited down to Revolution Hockley to give their new street-food inspired ‘Revolution Kitchen’ menu a try. We all know ‘Vodka Revs’ as the place of 1000 different types of vodka and your average high-end pub food with 50% off Mondays. These guys are breaking out of the mould and actually giving their menu some extra thought. This new menu is based on the ‘foodie scenes of New York and San Francisco’ and we all know street-food is seriously on trend right now. I was excited to give it a go, and *spoiler alert* – I was really impressed!
It’s easy for Sundays to become just a day of errands, sorting boring jobs out and prepping for the week but this week we decided to actually do something with our day! We headed off to The Depot Climbing Centre and had a little rock climbing sesh then onto the Ugly Bread Bakery in Hockley for some lunch. We hadn’t been there before but their Instagram snaps always look so tasty we headed down to check it out today.
On Wednesday morning an email popped into my inbox inviting me to the opening press night of Red’s True Barbecue in Nottingham on Thursday evening. To say I was excited would be an understatement. We’ve been hot on this place’s heels for months now, ever since we saw the signs going up for a new barbecue establishment in the centre of town! I hadn’t heard of Red’s before but Luke had assured me that it’s awesome as they already have places in Leeds and Manchester and we started social media stalking them like nothing else!
This little lady had been on my radar for a while since I discovered her awesome Instagram account – Lady Bee’s Nails is ran by a gal called Brittany and she is definitely Nottingham’s answer to WAH nails! She’s at Code Hair & Beauty Salon on Trinity Walk in Nottingham on Friday & Saturdays. At the weekend I’d had enough of chipped nasty nails that are ruined after you just trying and get something out of your handbag! Even the toughest top coat won’t keep my nails looking nice so I decided that I’d treat myself to having my nails done again with a little Christmas money that had been burning a hole in my pocket. I popped along on Saturday and indulged in these amazing mermaid nails, what do you think? Check out Britt’s Instagram for some serious nails-spo. I can’t wait to go back and get a new design, what shall I get next time?