Review – Afternoon Tea by Hudsons at The Grand Hotel York

Last Sunday, I headed to The Grand Hotel, York, as I’d been invited to try out the Afternoon Tea by Hudsons. I’d heard and read amazing things online about this afternoon tea, so I was incredibly excited and brought my mum along with me to try out the afternoon tea. Hudsons is The Grand Hotel York’s fine dining restaurant, and we were greeted with smiles…

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Review: Gatorade Sports Drink Variety Pack

I was recently offered the chance to try out the Gatorade Sports Drink Variety Pack, which includes 12 full size bottles (500ml) of Gatorade in 4 delicious flavours, a squeeze sports bottle (32oz) and a branded Gatorade towel. I’ve never bought their drinks before, or not that I can remember, but I do buy other sports drink brands so it was nice to have the…

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Review: Little Miss Sunshine A Road Musical – Grand Opera House York

Press tickets were gifted to me courtesy of Grand Opera House York and ATG in exchange for this review. Yesterday I attended the press evening of Little Miss Sunshine – A Road Musical at the Grand Opera House York. I’ve always loved the theatre and enjoy going with my mum, but she was unavailable on this occasion so my blogging pal Lucy came along as my plus…

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The Cat’s Whiskers – York Cat Cafe

I want to begin this blog post/review by stating that I am reviewing my experience at The Cat’s Whiskers as I enjoyed my experience so much. I have in no way received any compensation for this review. As it was bank holiday Monday, my family and I decided to check out the York cat cafe for ourselves, as we all love cats. We decided to…

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A Relaxing Stay At Cheeky Chicken Cottage

My mum and I recently booked a little break away at Cheeky Chicken Cottage in Huby, North Yorkshire (near Easingwold). As our stay was so wonderful, I’ve decided to write up a review of our stay (which we paid for ourselves) as we had such a brilliant time and we really enjoyed ourselves during a relaxing two day stay. Cheeky Chicken Cottage is located on…

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Louise Rose

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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I'm a freelance blogger and Teaching Assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!

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Upcoming Adventures:


February 2019 – Leeds
March 2019 – Manchester
April 2019 – Harrogate & Hull
May 2019 – Yorkshire Spa Break
June 2019 – Manchester & Disney Land Paris
August 2019 – Leeds & Beverley