30 before 30 ~ my bucket list

Visit America
Driving holiday in America (Two birds, one stone maybes?)
Get married or at least be engaged (Rob will be cringing at this, ha ha!)
Own a pet
Have our home fully decorated (ha ha, hopefully)
Become kinda fluent in another language
Visit the Harry Potter Studio again (I've already been twice but hey ho)
See one of my best friends get married ~ I love a free buffet!
Be confident in my own style
Meet Mary Berry (we can only dream can't we?)
Meet Ed Sheeran (I mean, totally 100% unrealistic but, I think I would be that cringey fan who didn't know what to say or do, but I would love to sit and have a beer with him and have a chin wag)
Watch a west end show in London again
Learn to swim confidently (yup, I'm proper afraid of deep water, pools, lakes, big ponds and the sea)
More fashion content on the blog ~ I miss it
Excel in my career (FYI, besides blogging, I'm a adult nurse)
See more gigs
Get more tattoos
Have orange hair
Have pink hair ~ again
Become fitter
Visit Iceland

woodmans arms restaurant review

photo credit : woodman arms
photo credit : spoors photography
Welcome back to the blog guys, after a long anticipated wait as to whether I got my log in back, alas, my OH is a right computer geek and fixed my little issue and after 2 whole months of not being able to write any posts, I am back. Catch up aside, I have been waiting to share my lovely experience at The Woodmans Arms restaurant and bar, which we were very kindly invited to review. As my first ever restaurant review, I was nervous, yet excited, I mean, who doesn't love going out for some tea, and after reading and hearing plenty pretty amazing reviews, I was thrilled to be there. On arrival, we were greeted by the most loveliest of front of house staff members I have ever met. Unfortunately, we did not get her name, but to the blonde woman who served us in October, thank you for making us feel so at ease and for making this night so amazing. I am sure this is a regular occurrence from how many amazing reviews these guys …

ASK ITALIAN ~ a very last minute review

Hello beautiful readers, welcome back. So, recently I have been spending more time with loved ones after a pretty naff few weeks and this week took us to ASK Italian with a few of my pals to celebrate one of my best mates birthdays. A very civilised do as she's currently 4 months pregnant so, this is a alcohol free shindig I'm afraid.
This post was not planned in the slightest, hence the poor image quality as I've took these on my iPhone. However, I could not resist shouting about this place as our meals were amazing and I really wouldn't have expected this from your kind of 'bog standard' Italians or so I thought was just a standard Italians. Firstly, stupid me thought this place was called ASK Italia at first, but ASK Italian was a go to place for us as one of my friends is vegan, and the other is a picky eater so we thought a this would be a perfect place after reading their menu online and seeing there was a separate menu for vegans as well as some more plai…


One of the first ever cakes I baked was a Jammie Dodger themed cake. I just love Jammie Dodgers and I love cake so putting the two together was just heavenly. It is also a favourite amongst my other half's family and is often made for family birthdays. I normally make with buttercream and can be quite sickly sweet so I left it out for this recipe but by all means add if you desire. I was asked to bake a cake for work and obviously I thought about the Jammie Dodger cakes I've made and decided to do a less sweet version. A little more technical but still just as delicious. 

Ingredients  4 large free range eggs 1 tsp baking powder 1 splash of vanilla extract 225g self raising flour 225g caster sugar 225g butter at room temperature plus extra for greasing 2-3 tbsp strawberry or raspberry jam 33g Vanilla Buttercream 120g Mini Jammie Dodgers  Icing sugar for dusting
Preheat your oven to 180c 
Cut greaseproof paper to match the size of baking tins (you will need x2 baking tins to create a s…


Hola and welcome back. Recently as you can possibly tell from my instagram (@thatgeordiegirlsblog) myself and Rob (@spoorsphotography) have been on an adventure to the sunny realms of Spain and thoroughly enjoyed some 'us' time away from work and from home. Although I have a few blog posts lined up from our time away, I thought I would share some snippets of our holiday, mostly photos took from my iPhone as I love seeing other people's holiday snaps so I wanted to share our experience. Alas, here is some snippets. Adios!