Locked up at Lucardo Manchester

“Are you ready to be locked up?” is a line you’d expect to hear from the latest 50 Shades of Grey film, not at 11:30am on a Saturday morning in the middle of Manchester.  This wasn’t the Red Room we’d accidentally wandered into and Adam and co weren’t about to play Christian Grey, this was Lucardo Manchester, the latest in escape room fun. Being a fan of the Crystal Maze and thinking myself of somewhat of a could be Sherlock Holmes (Charl-ock, get it?) the hunting for clues and mystery concept of escape rooms have been on my hit list…

Everything You Wanted To Know About Smear Tests

Around five million women are invited to attend their cervical screening (also known as a smear test) each year.  You, your mum, your sister, your best female friend, the lady down the shop, your manager, from the age of 25 we’re invited by the NHS to attend to down our underwear and give our vaginas a once over to ensure there are no nasties lurking down below. Smears have a bit of a bad rap for being lets say, not exactly a walk in the park and it’s that rap which has seen a worrying decline in the number of women…

Sassy Throw Cushions from George at Asda

Long gone is bland, boring home decor and tubs upon tubs of magnolia paint, blown vinyl and pub style carpets and in their place are Pinterest inspired palettes of white wash floorboards, monochrome backdrops with a “pop of colours”, all out brights, copper tone detailing and reflective surfaces to give the illusion of more space. Laurence Llewelyn Bowen eat your heart out. After being drawn in by a home ware social post, I easily lost half an hour on the Asda website perusing a page full of cushions, because lets face it… who doesn’t love a sofa full of cushions? I love cushions. In the…

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