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Saturday Night in the Northern Quarter – a review of Kosmonaut, Manchester

At a lose end on a Saturday evening, hungry, thirsty and not wanting to spend too much money – we thought we’d give Kosmonaut, Manchester in the Northern Quarter, a try. I’d heard some good things about it and wanted to find out for myself.

It’s what an evening out in the Northern Quarter promises: cool, hip and a bit off the wall – just what we fancied. When we walked in, it immediately felt very chilled and I fell in love with the loft-style red-brick walls, floorboards, exposed pipes and kitchen tiles. The interior is right-up-my-street and totally the New York-style loft-living that I wish was my reality.

Kosmonaut bar northern quarter

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in Wedding

Our DIY Wedding Stationery

My first post on here about our wedding (which was nearly 3 months ago now), starts with how we created our DIY Wedding Stationery. As we were working to a tight budget, we decided to have some DIY elements to our wedding and it also gave us the chance to really stamp our personalities on our special day.

As we got engaged nearly 20 months before our chosen wedding date, we knew save-the-dates would be an important element to ensure our wedding guests were available for our big day. I personally had so many different inspirations when it came to this, most of which can be found on my Wedding Pinterest Board. So it was difficult to zero-in on an idea. The main thing we wanted was something cute, cool and easy for people to store and refer to up until our wedding day.

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in Italy, Travel

A honeymoon in Italy – Part 2 – Lake Garda

So the second stop on our amazing honeymoon in Italy (after Venice), was the enchanting Lake Garda. We had 6 nights based in Sirmione, which is a picturesque Medieval town centred around the Castello Scaligero and is located on a peninsula at the bottom of Lake Garda.

There are two parts to Sirmione; the newer area leading from Desenzano into the old town – this is more modern, with slightly cheaper hotels and restaurants and also houses the markets in Summer. The second part is the old town, which can only be reached by entering the castle walls and spreads right to the end of the peninsula. This is where we stayed and if your budget allows, I highly recommend staying inside the castle walls. It is far prettier, you’re within a stones-throw from all the best bars, restaurants and shops and you have the prettiest views across the Lake.

The town is alive and buzzing during the day as is popular with tourists across the Lake, but is quieter in the evening when day tourists get the last boat back to their respective towns.

Castello Scaligeri

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