• Charity Shops Headingley Leeds

    Second Hand Bargain Shopping in Headingley, Leeds

    This month is #SecondHandSeptember, which means we should try where possible to buy used products in vintage and charity shops. Have you made any conscious decisions to reduce your consumption of new things? I find it really hard not to buy new things but I’m happy for them to be second hand, it doesn’t bother me. Maybe not everything, but you get the jist. If I can save £5 buying a book that’s only been read once before, for one I’ll most likely also only read once, it’s a bargain. Buying second hand clothes has other benefits than being cheaper than on the high street. You’re most likely going to…

  • northern flower Manchester

    Exploring Manchester Northern Quarter

    This is the year when I start doing instead of saying or thinking “I should”. I have been thinking and saying for a long while that I should go back to Manchester for a day out. In January, I just went after deciding a couple of days before! It was a fabulous day! I love exploring on my own but also got a chance to catch up with lovely Gina, who lives there. Manchester is huge but it’s only really the Northern Quarter I’m interested in hanging out in when there. For a days visit, there’s plenty to do in this part of the city. I arrived around 10ish am…

  • Sternschanze Hamburg

    Sternschanze in Hamburg

    The last post on Hamburg, for this time. Hamburg is made up of many smaller areas and all of them have their own charm but it was Sternschanze that I particularly liked slightly more. I haven’t seen all the other areas but spending time here I thought it was really cool. It’s a chilled area (minus the G20 protest we got caught in) with lots of fun shops and bars to enjoy. During our visit, it was evident that this area of Hamburg is really against the G20. Everywhere we looked, shop notes, graffiti arts and other signs were telling us how unwelcome the G20 is. One of the buildings…

  • The Pink Rain Mac

    The Pink Rain Mac

    This pink rain mac saved my holiday. I was expecting and dreaming of sunny days spent on the beach and in the sea. Instead, I only got one day off full sunshine which I spent in my parents’ garden tanning. I also had one early morning dip in a 14 degree cold sea. Most other days I had to wear this rain mac so I’m very happy I purchased it the night before I went. Don’t get me wrong, I still did enjoy my holiday very much but having to wear a coat for most of it, I knew I needed a good looking rain mac. I have a black…

  • Victoria Gate Leeds

    The Opening of Victoria Gate Shopping Centre

    Yesterday, Victoria Gate in Leeds officially opened up their doors to the public. I was there, not early enough to hear Scouting for Girls whole set but I caught the last song (She’s so lovely). Shortly after that, the ribbon was cut and we could walk in to the sound of my favourite pick-me-up song by Justin Timberlake. Sometimes it’s nice to be forced to have a day off 🙂 My bank account might think differently. Victoria Gate is located where the previous police station in Leeds was, next door to the bus station and Leeds Kirkgate Market. It’s a great location, bringing some life to that side of city centre and…