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Monday, 29 October 2018

Create Your Own Pizza | Pizzastorm Intu Eldon Square, Newcastle


I'm Kate, and I'm a pizza addict. Really I am.
When the team from PizzaStorm contacted me and asked if I'd like to come along with a plus one to try out their new menu, I obviously couldn't say no. I'd never even heard of them, but a quick search on their Instagram made me very excited to try it.


Located within Eldon Square's Grey's Quarter, PizzaStorm offers fast-fired pizzas with over 50 toppings to choose from. You can opt to either choose from the set menu, or create-your-own with an unlimited amount of toppings. What surprised me most was how affordable this menu was. £7.55 for an 11" base with unlimited toppings?  Move over Pizza Express hun...


Obviously we (my husband and I) both couldn't resist making our own, and we weren't disappointed.



Look at all those pizzas lined up, waiting to be blasted by the open fire. 

So the process goes like this...

1. Choose your sides: We went for cheese & bacon loaded wedges to share.
2. Choose your pizza base: I opted for regular tomato.
3. Choose your cheese: I went for mozzarella, mozzarella balls and red leicester. #cheeseislife
4. Choose your veggie toppings: Obviously onions are a must, so I chose both caremelised and red onions and threw in a little garlic just incase I didn't stink enough.
5. Choose your meat: I have to have chicken on a pizza so I went for the chargrilled chicken. Then I also added some bacon & salami just to mix it up a bit.
6. Pay at the till.
7. Sit down, relax and wait for your pizza to arrive.

They're not shy with the cheese...


Obviously, during the busier times it's gonna take a bit longer to make, depending on the pizza queue. We waited about 10-15 minutes which I think is perfect. I love how the pizza oven is open so you can see them being cooked. 


Look at those pizzas! How amazing! Now I'm usually a deep base kinda girl, and hate sloppy pizzas where I have to use a knife and fork. That wasn't the case at all with this. It was perfectly formed. A thin base with a backbone if you will. No cutlery needed, it held it's own even with all of those toppings. Superb!

The cheesy wedges were amazing too, but obviously I couldn't finish it all. We had to make room for dessert.

Warm cookie dough straight from the oven with a generous helping of vanilla ice cream. Absolutely bloody gorgeous!

They also offer a selection of alcohol and milkshakes too, but I would have exploded if i'd even had a sip of anything else.

I honestly can't pick any faults with our whole experience. The staff were amazing and so friendly and helpful Massive thanks to the team at PizzaStorm, we will definitely be paying them another visit in the near future.
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Sunday, 28 October 2018

Autumn/Winter Yankee Candle Wax Melts


It's no secret that I'm a massive fan of Yankee Candle, especially their wax tarts. It's a great way of testing out different scents without spending a fortune, and I often find they smell stronger than the large jars too.

Every year I treat myself to some of the new A/W scents, with a couple of old favourites thrown in.  I get mine from eBay. They were on buy 5 get 1 free so I only picked up 6 this time as a few of the new scents were out of stock. Hopefully they'll restock them soon and I'll grab a few more Christmas ones. P.S. If order some, don't forget to use your cashback apps!

Glittering Star (new for 2018)
Icy Blue Spruce (new for 2018)
Winter Wonder (new for 2018)
Winter Glow (one of my absolute faves)
Autumn Pearl (new for 2018)
Season of Peace (another firm winter fave)

What's your favourite scent?
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Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Earn while you shop this Christmas...


If you're like me and hate the crowds and prefer to do your shopping online, then don't forget to earn cashback when you shop!

TopCashback is a quick and simple way of earning a bit of money back while you shop! It's super easy!

I discovered it a few years back, and whilst it took me a while to remember to go through the site before spending online, it does feels great when you see the amount building up in your account. I usually like to withdraw quite regularly so I don't see it build up too much as I want to reap the rewards! 

If you use my link here to sign up you'll also get a £5 Debenhams e-gift card to use online! (I'll also get a little reward so it's a win win)



Remember, every time you purchase anything online.... go to TopCashback first. You can do this via the app OR the website. Search for the intended retailer and click on the cashback box. This will link you through to the website and you continue to purchase as you would normally. The rest is done for you. You'll then be notified when your cashback is pending. It's that simple.

Quidco is also another personal favourite. It's the same concept, but they also offer online voucher codes for discount on your shop too. They sometimes have merchants on their site that TopCashback dont, and vice versa. For example, I made an order for New Look recently, and they weren't on TopCashback so I checked Quidco and they were offering 5% cashback. So always remember to check both first.

Join Quidco via my link here.

Happy Shopping!

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Thursday, 18 January 2018

Recent Beauty Additions

Well we're not even 3 weeks into 2018 and I'm already stressed to the max! It's been the most hectic few weeks. Whole family illness paired with back to school & back to work means I've barely had time to think, let alone write a blog post. New Year's resolution = sit down and actually write a post. So here I am!

Negativity aside, I was seriously spoilt rotten at Christmas, so I thought I'd pop all my beauty bits into a post and show all you beauty lovers in the hope it might brighten up this very cold and dull January.


HOW CUTE are those mini MAC lipsticks please? Expect to see a lot of these beauts in upcoming posts!
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

A is for... | 5 things I've learnt raising a child with Autism



It's almost a year since George was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. It's been a roller coaster of emotions, with George starting full time school in September being the most emotional of all, but I can certainly say I've learnt a lot from it.
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