Life and all that jazz

Gifts for the tea queen

My best friend is always choosing the cutest prezzies for my birthday ( although she doesn’t need to ) but if you are personally stuck for gift ideas, here is what she got me a 22 year old unicorn fanatic, tea queen and lover of sparkly.

I’m going to have the sleepy me tonight, looking forward to trying the other flavours as well!!

This is not to say I didn’t enjoy anyone else’s gift I just happened to choose this as one of my favourites.

Let me know if you’ve had any fav presents or if you have any unique gift suggestions I could use for others at Christmas ✨

Love Lottie x

Life and all that jazz

Titanic Hotel Liverpool | 22nd birthday

First things first – I just want to say thank you to my fabulous Mum for this lovely birthday treat. 💕💕💕

Although my birthday is the 15th we decided to go on the 10th as we could spend quality time together at the weekend before both of us got more busy in the week ahead.

Mum picked me up from my workplace and in her true whimsical, musical Lara world – whacked on some 80’s tunes she knew we both loved and sang her heart out as we headed to Liverpool together for the night.

Upon arrival, Mum then presented me with some red wine for us to share (having paid for the hotel already as my present) before unpacking and us then heading out to the centre.

The shops did not disappoint as we enjoyed girlie time mooching around together through Liverpool One etc, then we both got a little pot from Hotel Chocolat to have later on with our wine. Not long after I found a beautiful skirt from warehouse I fell in love with which I bought then whilst browsing the coats section ( mines donkeys years) we found a lovely vibrant coat from River Island which Mum decided to buy for me as an additional birthday present which was super super kind of her as I was gonna wait til December to buy myself.

Upon returning to the hotel it was a slight mad dash to get dressed and ready for our meal booked at 7 seeing as we had 15 mins to go when we got back to the room 🙈 But once downstairs we headed to the dining area and ordered a cocktail each 👌 a Pina Colada for Mum and a Long Island Iced Tea for myself!! MMM YES PLEASE. Tea itself was just as enticing and tasty as expected; I loved the twist of pairing the mozzarella cheese and pesto with pears, in comparison to the usual tomatoes combo the new, sweeter flavour incorporated worked surprisingly well. My main was just as pleasing and I also loved the chocolate torte dessert.

The decor of the hotel was beautifully rustic and original, with a simplistic yet effective colour palette and to be expected nautical themes running throughout after all it is the TITANIC hotel 😂🛳⚓️

The next morning we headed back to the shops for a wander and a coffee then got some Christmas presents sorted whilst there. It was a breezy but not too chilly morning and we had a fab time. Thank you Mum,Love Lottie x

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Lola’s 1st trip to the vets / Pets at home purchases

This is only a short post to my gorgeous monkey a well done for her vaccinations today, she hardly made any sound and even the vet said she was a brave kitty cat!! 

Lola was quick to made sure she stocked up on stacks later and I made sure that Charlie didn’t feel jealous of the (still newish) playmate in the house with a little soft toy and a new outfit for our autumnal wanders.

Everyone’s a happy bunny x There is some really funky bits and bobs in here at the mo for all animals so go and have a mooch!! X 

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Welcome to the family Lola💜

To get straight to it, for years I have wanted a kitten/cat of my own to care for and love. So after much nagging for permission from my Mum today I have now adopted this beautiful lady from Blackpool Cats In Care. 

EEEEEK I’M SO CHUFFED!! I could not stop smiling when signing the papers, she is just such a delight!! 

I decided to name her Lola from Lola Rose by Jacqueline Wilson due to that being one of my fav character names from childhood reading☺️  She eight weeks and 1 day old today , travelled back home well and is currently happily snoozing after her long day and excitement of meeting family back home. 

She is the sweetest little kitten and a good climber looking to explore all the books and crannies of her new home, including Ella’s hair…….. Lola will definitely be appearing in future posts so keep an eye out! 👀😻

Lots of love Lottie and Lola 


Life and all that jazz

Flash dance musical at Winter Gardens, Blackpool

What better way to kick off the autumn months than by seeing a show with a heart warming storyline. 

The FlashDance production tour group did a stellar job of capturing the energetic, hip thrusting, get ya feet moving routine just as performed in the film scenes. So here’s a bite size part of our night ✨ hope you like x 

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Costa this morning 👌

Anyone who knows me and my Mum know that we can never resist a good Costa stop off 🙈 it’s too tempting!! 

After gathering some bits and bobs from the shops we had time to spare before the car park ticket ran out so had a little stop off to warm ourselves up ( and have a cheeky treat ). 

My carrot cake slice was to die for,along with the Earl Grey tea! Plus you can be rest assured my Mum enjoyed her choc crispie , along with one of my sisters finding her smoothie equally delicious. 

Cafe date success! Hope you all have a fab week x 

Life and all that jazz

Blogger Recognition Award

First of all I just want to say a MAHOOSIVE thank you to the fabulous blogger/writer RAIN at The Withering blog.

I am really made up you thought to nominate me for this award and I love the thoughtful comments you leave on my posts, they show your vibrant personality and love for similar interests to myself. #TWINSSSSSSSSSSS.

Give a brief summary of how your blog started:

I always used to fancy the idea of blogging from about 15 as I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing since I was young but never really looked into the format and style of it til a year or so ago. So one day last year I just thought hey ho why not? What’s the worst that could happen?

I see blogging as a space to write some thoughts, poems (keep most of those in my notebook) , connect with others, learn new things and share other bits and bobs I enjoy to bring up throughout life. Although I used to quite enjoy writing mini children’s books for my own enjoyment, obviously it’s not easy to get your voice out there so I thought a better option might be to just write in post format about day to day things to better become some part of an online writing community.

Another reason is so that some of our further distance relatives can have a look at some of what is going on in my and my family’s life during the times we can’t see them. Although I do not feel completely comfortable doing so yet, in the future I do hope to share some life experiences with readers that could help them in their own lives.

Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers:

PSSST I don’t really feel ‘qualified’ to do this bit, as I do class myself as a beginner blogger but here goes 🙂

  1.  Be true to yourself, don’t try to copy anyone’s style to make yourself like a big time pro you see all the time. It’s okay to get some inspiration from others, but remember your posts are more than enough to intrigue others in your own right!
  2. Not all your posts will receive the views you would have hoped for, but that’s good because then you can see where your audience’s interests lie and how you can tailor some of the posts to be better suited to them for future reference 🙂 And as for the posts that do go well, that’s fab you’re creating content people are taking time to read out of their busy day!!

Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to:

Preppy Pink Piglet
I lost my lens cap
Big reading life 
1000 ways to be fearless
Busy bee 
Bunny baubles
Her writing haven
Tea and tales
That curly girly 
Books, books and more books
Your success inspirer 
Ella May Garrett

Comment on each blog/ message them and let them know you have nominated them for this award  

Thank you for dropping by today guys, hope you’ve had a good Saturday!

Lottie x