Friday, 13 November 2015

Event | Manchester | Ideal Home Show at Christmas

I can't believe Christmas is less than 6 weeks away. So it is perfect timing that this weekend is the start of all things Christmasy in Manchester. The Christmas Markets in Manchester, one of the best in the country, opens this weekend and the Ideal Home Show at Christmas is back in the city for the second time after its hugely successful launch last year. 

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

Travel | Photo Diary | A Day in Washington D.C.


As you already know from, our previous New york post, I recently went on a trip to the United States with my family. Due to work commitments I was only able to join them for the last day of their time in Washington D.C. Sadly, although they had 3/4 days to spend in the capital, this was cut short to only 2 due to flight restrictions from New York city on September 11. They had to spend a night camping in an airport in New York :-( before they finally got to Washington.


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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Event | Manchester | Back To The Ball Pit

I am a bit of a science geek so I was really gutted that I wasn't able to go to many of the Manchester Science Festival events this year due to work and general life commitments. I did however manage to go to one of the festival's highlights on the last day of its almost 2 week run - Jump In!

Remember the euphoria you experienced as a child playing in a ball pit? Well this art installation, inspired by playful snowy scenes, allowed visitors to re-experience this feeling which many may have long forgotten.

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Saturday, 7 November 2015

What We Wore | Striped In Burgundy

Dress/Primark; Bag/Michael Kors; Bracelet/Coach

Another day off and a chance to wear something that's not blue and unflattering.
Day off = Clothes on

The boy just passed his surgical exams and is yet another step closer to becoming an ENT surgeon so since I was off on the day he found out, I dropped all my plans and decided to spend the day with him running errands which included buying a wrench and other very unexciting task. It was good to finally have a bit of time together in the middle of me ending my night shifts and him starting his. The joys of being in a doctor couple(!)
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Monday, 2 November 2015

Food | Salad-In-A-Jar

I'm currently rotating through the emergency department as a junior doctor which means I do a set of night shifts every three weeks. Whilst pasta, rice or bread may be great for lunch options during daytime shifts, I generally like to avoid anything too carb-heavy at night. There is nothing worse than fighting a "carb-coma"whilst trying to figure out if that man's shortness of breath and chest pain is a heart attack, a clot on his lungs or something else. 

 Utilising the hipster's holy grail - the mason jar - prepping salads this way allows you to make lunch for several days in advance. All the ingredients including the salad leaves stay fresh and crisp, for up to 5 days, because they are stored in an airtight glass jar.

salad in a jar
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