Archive of ‘lifestyle’ category

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MUM :: BLOSSOMING GIFTS

  If you follow me on Instagram, you might have spotted small parcels wrapped in monochrome stripes, multi-coloured chevrons and tied together with pink, velvet ribbon. The effort taken to wrap these presents can mean one thing and one thing only, it’s my mum’s birthday.    Each year, it gets progressively harder to impress my […] Read more…

IRISH WEDDING- LAST OF THE SUMMER DRESSES

IRISH WEDDING- LAST OF THE SUMMER DRESSES Usually, I’m not a fan of summer. There, I said it (like it was a dirty secret). It feels as though you’re expected to love summer, but fair skin and an unshakable dislike of heat have me counting down the days until the first of September. You see, I’m far more […] Read more…

FIVE TIPS TO GET SWIMMING

If you’re located in the north of England, like myself, chances are you’ve been dodging the rain all week too. Don’t ask me why, but I feel cheated by this weather; this isn’t the warmer climate we’re promised during the month of August! I should be out enjoying summer, yet I’m using it as an […] Read more…

AFTERNOON TEA :: OPUS ONE, RADISSON BLU

AFTERNOON TEA :: OPUS ONE, RADISSON BLU

AFTERNOON TEA :: OPUS ONE, RADISSON BLU It’s National Afternoon Tea Week! Yes, a full week dedicated to scrumptious bite-size treats and delicious teas. A British tradition so good, they needed more than a day to celebrate it. With this in mind, I thought I’d share with you my experience of Afternoon Tea at Opus […] Read more…

THE GREAT BRITISH BLOGGER BAKE OFF

It was the event we’ve been eagerly anticipating for weeks. The Great British Bake Off you say? Yes, that too, but today was the day of the blogger bake off at the Wilmslow Cookery School. Travelling from all over the north west, around 30 bloggers gathered in the picturesque setting to take part in the […] Read more…

INFAMOUS DINER, MANCHESTER :: LAUNCH PARTY

INFAMOUS DINER, MANCHESTER :: LAUNCH PARTY Last Thursday, the movers and shakers of Manchester’s press gathered for the launch party of InFamous Diner; the new all-American diner in the Northern Quarter. With cheerleaders welcoming guests, an Elvis impersonator to make the girls scream (a huh-huh!) and a performance from girl band, The Northernettes, guests were […] Read more…

FIVE WAYS FOR BUSY MINDS TO SWITCH OFF

Trying to meet the expectations of others is a rather tiresome business, isn’t it?  Maybe I should explain. When I made the decision to leave teaching, I could never have foreseen the true impact my choices would have on my life and, more importantly, the lives of others. Of course, I knew the financial implications and the […] Read more…

BLOGGER MEET UP // THINK MONEY

When I happened to catch a cryptic tweet seeking Manchester bloggers for a hush hush event, my interest was caught in a place between curiosity and intrigue. Turns out I wasn’t alone. Arriving at the ThinkMoney event at Pizza Express on South King Street a few Sundays ago, I was pleased to find a whole […] Read more…

PASTURES NEW – PART DEUX

Whilst Polkadot Pink has always been a place for positivity and pretty dresses, there comes a time when, in the interest of full disclosure, it’s important to share the more personal side of life. For most, today will mark the end of the half term break. For me, the half term break has marked the […] Read more…

ORLA KIELY HOMEWARE // FLAMINGO GIFTS

Orla Kiely Homeware – Flamingo Gifts Recently, Flamingo Gifts got in touch to ask if I’d like to try out any of their products, naturally I said yes. As a lover of all things quirky, their products certainly didn’t disappoint – retro style telephones, cute stationery but of course, Orla Kiely! (You know my obsession runs deep.) […] Read more…

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