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I feel like Easter is often a little bit overlooked when it comes to holidays. Of course, Christmas is the big one but other holidays like Halloween and Valentine's Day are certainly up there too. But Easter seems to never get that same level of hype - despite the fact that it is basically a holiday where you are obliged to eat as much chocolate as humanly possible.

This being said, I love Easter. I love how it signals the move out of the freezing temperatures of winter and brings us ever closer to the long summer days spent at the beach or BBQing everything in sight. And I love the chocolate, of course.

This year, the lovely people at Lir Chocolates sent us over an egg to try and it looks pretty fancy. It is decorated with colourful flecks across it and has four different chocolates that accompany it - all in unusual and exciting flavours. Naturally, this is a pretty amazing egg but there's something that makes Lir Chocolates even sweeter.

Lir Chocolates are a total girl boss company. They have two female founders, a female MD, and a female master chocolatier (um, where do I apply for this role pls?). I absolutely love supporting a company like Lir because they have such gender diversity across the board and they are ethically minded as well. They source their cocoa respectfully and carefully and work closely with ethical sourcing boards to ensure everything is above board.

So, this Easter, consider giving Lir a go! They sell their eggs in Tesco for £12 and be sure to keep your eyes on my insta for an honest review of the egg come Sunday (if it survives that long!).

Do you have any Easter traditions?

Lir Chocolates: The Girl Boss Chocolate Company

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I feel like Easter is often a little bit overlooked when it comes to holidays. Of course, Christmas is the big one but other holidays like Halloween and Valentine's Day are certainly up there too. But Easter seems to never get that same level of hype - despite the fact that it is basically a holiday where you are obliged to eat as much chocolate as humanly possible.

This being said, I love Easter. I love how it signals the move out of the freezing temperatures of winter and brings us ever closer to the long summer days spent at the beach or BBQing everything in sight. And I love the chocolate, of course.

This year, the lovely people at Lir Chocolates sent us over an egg to try and it looks pretty fancy. It is decorated with colourful flecks across it and has four different chocolates that accompany it - all in unusual and exciting flavours. Naturally, this is a pretty amazing egg but there's something that makes Lir Chocolates even sweeter.

Lir Chocolates are a total girl boss company. They have two female founders, a female MD, and a female master chocolatier (um, where do I apply for this role pls?). I absolutely love supporting a company like Lir because they have such gender diversity across the board and they are ethically minded as well. They source their cocoa respectfully and carefully and work closely with ethical sourcing boards to ensure everything is above board.

So, this Easter, consider giving Lir a go! They sell their eggs in Tesco for £12 and be sure to keep your eyes on my insta for an honest review of the egg come Sunday (if it survives that long!).

Do you have any Easter traditions?

Since I found out I was pregnant with baby #2, all I have felt like writing is parenting content. I have several instalments of my pregnancy diaries sat in my drafts just waiting for the pictures to accompany them as well as think pieces about our journey into the unknown world of being a family of four and even a little bit of pregnancy fashion too. But something has been holding me back from posting all of this.

I have written before about not wanting to become a mummy blogger and, at the time, that was because I didn't want my whole online presence and 'brand' to be centred around my child and my relationship with her. I didn't feel comfortable sharing that much online. And, in all honesty, I still don't. I don't share a huge amount of pictures of Ava and the pictures I do take, I like to be organic and spontaneous rather than trying to get her to pose a certain way for a shot. And this is mostly for the same reasons - I don't want my blog and social media sites to always be The Ava Show. I don't want my whole brand to be reliant on my child co-operating to take pictures with me on a regular basis. I mean, I take my hat off to all the insta-mums out there because getting Ava to sit still for 30 seconds is an absolute task and it usually ends with me chasing her around the house trying to get my camera back before she smashes it. I just don't have to patience for it (*cut to hormonal me sobbing surrounded by flatlay props as my toddler rips the heads off of a whole £8 bouquet of flowers*).

But the other thing holding me back is that I don't think the content I am writing fits the demographic of my audience. I mean, most of my audience are women in their twenties and I can bet that most of them are young professionals rather than stay-at-home mums like me. My fear is that I will lose all the followers I have if I change up my content and start sharing more mum stuff on here.

That's when it hit me. Including parenting content on my blog doesn't mean I have to commit to being a mummy blogger. I don't even have to put a label on what niche I fit into. I started this blog when I was at sixth form. I am now married and a soon-to-be mum of two. My whole world is so different now and I can't still be creating them same content now as I did back then. I have to be free to let my blog grow with me rather than writing what I think will be well-received.

I think we all need to take stock a bit when it comes to our blogs and remember that they are ours and we dictate what we write about. We need to be creating content that we are passionate about rather than what we think will perform well. And we need to remember how fun blogging was when we started out and try to recapture that fun and excitement if it has started to fade.

How has your blog changed since you started it?

Allowing Your Blog To Grow With You


Since I found out I was pregnant with baby #2, all I have felt like writing is parenting content. I have several instalments of my pregnancy diaries sat in my drafts just waiting for the pictures to accompany them as well as think pieces about our journey into the unknown world of being a family of four and even a little bit of pregnancy fashion too. But something has been holding me back from posting all of this.

I have written before about not wanting to become a mummy blogger and, at the time, that was because I didn't want my whole online presence and 'brand' to be centred around my child and my relationship with her. I didn't feel comfortable sharing that much online. And, in all honesty, I still don't. I don't share a huge amount of pictures of Ava and the pictures I do take, I like to be organic and spontaneous rather than trying to get her to pose a certain way for a shot. And this is mostly for the same reasons - I don't want my blog and social media sites to always be The Ava Show. I don't want my whole brand to be reliant on my child co-operating to take pictures with me on a regular basis. I mean, I take my hat off to all the insta-mums out there because getting Ava to sit still for 30 seconds is an absolute task and it usually ends with me chasing her around the house trying to get my camera back before she smashes it. I just don't have to patience for it (*cut to hormonal me sobbing surrounded by flatlay props as my toddler rips the heads off of a whole £8 bouquet of flowers*).

But the other thing holding me back is that I don't think the content I am writing fits the demographic of my audience. I mean, most of my audience are women in their twenties and I can bet that most of them are young professionals rather than stay-at-home mums like me. My fear is that I will lose all the followers I have if I change up my content and start sharing more mum stuff on here.

That's when it hit me. Including parenting content on my blog doesn't mean I have to commit to being a mummy blogger. I don't even have to put a label on what niche I fit into. I started this blog when I was at sixth form. I am now married and a soon-to-be mum of two. My whole world is so different now and I can't still be creating them same content now as I did back then. I have to be free to let my blog grow with me rather than writing what I think will be well-received.

I think we all need to take stock a bit when it comes to our blogs and remember that they are ours and we dictate what we write about. We need to be creating content that we are passionate about rather than what we think will perform well. And we need to remember how fun blogging was when we started out and try to recapture that fun and excitement if it has started to fade.

How has your blog changed since you started it?

As I get older, there are things that I am finding myself appreciating more and more. Things like evenings in spark a level of joy inside me that my teenage self would have sneered at but, in all honesty, there is nothing quite like putting on my PJs and slippers as I settle down in front of the TV for an evening of American comedy reruns. I have also come to realise the awesomeness of garden centres - and the huge candle sections within them. And, most notably, I have become a bit of a coffee fiend. Gone are the days that coffee shops were just a place to pick up a frappe and/or slab of chocolate cake. Now they are basically my second home and I love tracking down new places to try out. So, I thought I would share some of the hidden gems that I have uncovered in my local city in case you are ever around here and in need of caffeination.


Sacred Grounds
Sacred Grounds is located in McCoy's Arcade just down the hill heading towards St Thomas (or Pizza Hut, depending on your priorities) and it is an absolute wonder. The whole café is completely plant based but, as a non-vegan, there really is something for everyone. They do all kinds of coffees (even beetroot lattes!) and things like waffles, sandwiches, and smorgasbords. Their seating stretches out into the main arcade area which I love as it means that I can put Ava in a high chair and not worry about her noisiness disturbing anyone (she is a real chatterbox). The whole place is so instragrammable and absolutely lovely. Personally, I always opt for a hot chocolate (they make it with oat milk) when I go there because it is divine but their iced coffees are insane as well.


March Coffee
March Coffee is a coffee shop that I actually came across on Instagram but had never even seen in real life. But once I did track it down, I couldn't stop going back. For one big reason: they make their own donuts. And they are insane. Everyday they have different flavours - everything from classic jam to passionfruit meringue. You never know what you are gonna find there. And the interior is just gorgeous. It has a real industrial feel with lots of plants scattered around and pops of colour from the blue tableware. I absolutely adore this place and am ever grateful to Instagram for, once again, leading me in the direction of the best cafes (and donuts).


Ebdon's Refreshments
Ebdon's is the kinda place I love to hide away in on a rainy day. Everyone who works there is so friendly and helpful and the whole place has such a homely, calm vibe. They do lush coffees, a selection of foods like soups and salads, and delicious cakes. But my favourite thing about Ebdon's is that they have a delicatessen stocked full of so many different types of cheese - a lot of which are locally produced.

Pink Moon
I felt like I had to put Pink Moon on this list too despite me only having visited it once. Pink Moon opened last week near Exeter Central station and I felt my jaw hit the ground as I caught sight of it on my walk past. The decor is just so instragrammable - and very pink! I went with Ava and got a hot chocolate and she loved running around introducing herself to everyone who worked there and posing for a couple of pics too (what a baby blogger). I will definitely be going back soon to try more of their menu - and to get some more cute pics!


Have I missed any off of the list? Which are your favourites?

My Fave Independent Coffee Shops In Exeter


As I get older, there are things that I am finding myself appreciating more and more. Things like evenings in spark a level of joy inside me that my teenage self would have sneered at but, in all honesty, there is nothing quite like putting on my PJs and slippers as I settle down in front of the TV for an evening of American comedy reruns. I have also come to realise the awesomeness of garden centres - and the huge candle sections within them. And, most notably, I have become a bit of a coffee fiend. Gone are the days that coffee shops were just a place to pick up a frappe and/or slab of chocolate cake. Now they are basically my second home and I love tracking down new places to try out. So, I thought I would share some of the hidden gems that I have uncovered in my local city in case you are ever around here and in need of caffeination.


Sacred Grounds
Sacred Grounds is located in McCoy's Arcade just down the hill heading towards St Thomas (or Pizza Hut, depending on your priorities) and it is an absolute wonder. The whole café is completely plant based but, as a non-vegan, there really is something for everyone. They do all kinds of coffees (even beetroot lattes!) and things like waffles, sandwiches, and smorgasbords. Their seating stretches out into the main arcade area which I love as it means that I can put Ava in a high chair and not worry about her noisiness disturbing anyone (she is a real chatterbox). The whole place is so instragrammable and absolutely lovely. Personally, I always opt for a hot chocolate (they make it with oat milk) when I go there because it is divine but their iced coffees are insane as well.


March Coffee
March Coffee is a coffee shop that I actually came across on Instagram but had never even seen in real life. But once I did track it down, I couldn't stop going back. For one big reason: they make their own donuts. And they are insane. Everyday they have different flavours - everything from classic jam to passionfruit meringue. You never know what you are gonna find there. And the interior is just gorgeous. It has a real industrial feel with lots of plants scattered around and pops of colour from the blue tableware. I absolutely adore this place and am ever grateful to Instagram for, once again, leading me in the direction of the best cafes (and donuts).


Ebdon's Refreshments
Ebdon's is the kinda place I love to hide away in on a rainy day. Everyone who works there is so friendly and helpful and the whole place has such a homely, calm vibe. They do lush coffees, a selection of foods like soups and salads, and delicious cakes. But my favourite thing about Ebdon's is that they have a delicatessen stocked full of so many different types of cheese - a lot of which are locally produced.

Pink Moon
I felt like I had to put Pink Moon on this list too despite me only having visited it once. Pink Moon opened last week near Exeter Central station and I felt my jaw hit the ground as I caught sight of it on my walk past. The decor is just so instragrammable - and very pink! I went with Ava and got a hot chocolate and she loved running around introducing herself to everyone who worked there and posing for a couple of pics too (what a baby blogger). I will definitely be going back soon to try more of their menu - and to get some more cute pics!


Have I missed any off of the list? Which are your favourites?

So, the secret is out: I am pregnant! I am currently 12 weeks gone and we will be expecting our little baby pumpkin mid-October. We are all mega excited about the new addition to our family and I can't wait to become a family of four. There will be two years between Ava and the newborn which, I think, is a lovely age gap. Hopefully they will grow up to be friends and not constantly at war with each other.

We have been sat on this news for quite a while as we actually found out just before our trip to Berlin a few months ago. In fact, I actually took the pregnancy test in the same place I took the first test with Ava (Cardiff St David's loos near the bubble tea stand for those who wanna know lol). It was crazy and such a surprise to us but we are mega happy about the news now it has sunk in. But keeping it quiet has been quite a struggle for me as I basically share every thought I have online. All I wanted to do was come online and complain about how ill I was feeling but, instead, I took a month off and phoned my mum with my complaints. But, yeah, the pregnancy has been kinda hellish so far. I have had severe nausea and a whole lot of sickness too. Even today has been a write off because of cramps but I know it will be worth it at the end when I get to meet my baby and Ava becomes a big sister.

I will be posting pregnancy diary entries here on the blog every few weeks and, if you follow me on Instagram, expect a whole lot more pickled onion related content going down in my stories.

Other than that, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their kind words on social media. I have been getting notifications non-stop all day and it has really warmed my heart seeing such a lovely reaction from everyone.

We're Having Another Baby!


So, the secret is out: I am pregnant! I am currently 12 weeks gone and we will be expecting our little baby pumpkin mid-October. We are all mega excited about the new addition to our family and I can't wait to become a family of four. There will be two years between Ava and the newborn which, I think, is a lovely age gap. Hopefully they will grow up to be friends and not constantly at war with each other.

We have been sat on this news for quite a while as we actually found out just before our trip to Berlin a few months ago. In fact, I actually took the pregnancy test in the same place I took the first test with Ava (Cardiff St David's loos near the bubble tea stand for those who wanna know lol). It was crazy and such a surprise to us but we are mega happy about the news now it has sunk in. But keeping it quiet has been quite a struggle for me as I basically share every thought I have online. All I wanted to do was come online and complain about how ill I was feeling but, instead, I took a month off and phoned my mum with my complaints. But, yeah, the pregnancy has been kinda hellish so far. I have had severe nausea and a whole lot of sickness too. Even today has been a write off because of cramps but I know it will be worth it at the end when I get to meet my baby and Ava becomes a big sister.

I will be posting pregnancy diary entries here on the blog every few weeks and, if you follow me on Instagram, expect a whole lot more pickled onion related content going down in my stories.

Other than that, I just want to say a huge thank you to everyone for their kind words on social media. I have been getting notifications non-stop all day and it has really warmed my heart seeing such a lovely reaction from everyone.
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The sun is out. The skies are blue. The first buds of spring are starting to bloom. Yes, guys, it is almost that time of year again - wedding season. But this year I won't be doing my usual mad dash into town to rifle through countless floral dresses that ultimately ends in me sobbing in the changing room using a baby pink bardot dress as a handkerchief.

But, this year, I have had a bit of a helping hand in the old wedding guest department. A helping hand in the shape of Angeleye Fashion (AKA the mothership for all things beautiful). They sent me out a couple of dresses from their wedding guest outfit range and I have to say that I am in love.



The first dress is a red polka dot number and it has quite a ruffly kinda hem (that is the exact term for it, I'm sure) which gives the skirt more volume. It has sleeves (yasss) and is midi length. And makes my potato body look like it has mega curves - complete win. But the best thing about this dress is that it has a hidden popper button on the cleavage area so you can choose to fasten that if you don't want to upstage the bride. I would go full Rizzo from Grease with this dress for the evening though. Unfasten that popper, whack on a leather jacket, and maybe even some heeled boots. Oh, and red lippy. That would look insane.



The second dress is much more of a classy affair and, I have to say, I almost collapsed when I saw this bad boy. What a beauty! The beadwork is insane and it fitted so well. My only issue was the length. My short self kept tripping over the maxi skirt (answering once and for all the question of why I wore a midi length wedding dress) and I may have flashed a few van drivers when it got windy. Other than my body maybe not being long and elegant enough for this high level gown, I would still stand by it and say it is incredible. I paired it with gold heels and a three tone gold necklace. If the reception was a little more casual though, you would pair it with a denim jacket and wedges - that would look so cute too.

What's your top tip for wedding season survival?

How To Totally Slay Wedding Season

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The sun is out. The skies are blue. The first buds of spring are starting to bloom. Yes, guys, it is almost that time of year again - wedding season. But this year I won't be doing my usual mad dash into town to rifle through countless floral dresses that ultimately ends in me sobbing in the changing room using a baby pink bardot dress as a handkerchief.

But, this year, I have had a bit of a helping hand in the old wedding guest department. A helping hand in the shape of Angeleye Fashion (AKA the mothership for all things beautiful). They sent me out a couple of dresses from their wedding guest outfit range and I have to say that I am in love.



The first dress is a red polka dot number and it has quite a ruffly kinda hem (that is the exact term for it, I'm sure) which gives the skirt more volume. It has sleeves (yasss) and is midi length. And makes my potato body look like it has mega curves - complete win. But the best thing about this dress is that it has a hidden popper button on the cleavage area so you can choose to fasten that if you don't want to upstage the bride. I would go full Rizzo from Grease with this dress for the evening though. Unfasten that popper, whack on a leather jacket, and maybe even some heeled boots. Oh, and red lippy. That would look insane.



The second dress is much more of a classy affair and, I have to say, I almost collapsed when I saw this bad boy. What a beauty! The beadwork is insane and it fitted so well. My only issue was the length. My short self kept tripping over the maxi skirt (answering once and for all the question of why I wore a midi length wedding dress) and I may have flashed a few van drivers when it got windy. Other than my body maybe not being long and elegant enough for this high level gown, I would still stand by it and say it is incredible. I paired it with gold heels and a three tone gold necklace. If the reception was a little more casual though, you would pair it with a denim jacket and wedges - that would look so cute too.

What's your top tip for wedding season survival?

Over the last month, I have been on a bit of a spontaneous digital detox. Which is very unlike me. I think Instagram's head office were on the brink of calling me up like 'u ok hun?' because it was frankly so out of character for my social media obsessed self. But, yknow what, it was liberating. And relaxing. And so necessary. 

It all started when I got a little bit ill and couldn't physically get up and create the content that I needed in order to post on social media and this blog. And then something kinda clicked in me - an epiphany, laziness idk - and I just didn't want to do any of it anymore. I loved allowing myself that time to just focus on doing the bare essentials and I kinda didn't want it to be over. I didn't want to get my tripod out again nor attempt to conquer my mountainous inbox. In all honesty, I didn't want that pressure again. I didn't want to be a girl boss or keep hustling day and night - I just wanted to chill out. I needed a break - a real break - and it took me being off my feet for a few days to realise that.

Towards the end of the month, my motivation to start posting again picked back up and I was excited to get back online. But, this time, I decided that I wouldn't put pressure on myself like before. I decided that I needed to post what made me happy rather than posting for likes or followers. And I am happier now. I don't feel the need to always post pictures of just myself on Instagram (we all know pics of people do best) when I can post pics of cakes and pastries and cakes. And I am trying to avoid looking at my analytics and stats anymore. I want to take all of this back to its roots - that is what I learnt on my digital detox. I learnt that I had lost my way with blogging and social media and that I was creating for others rather than for myself. What had started as a hobby had ceased to be fun - and that is what I want to rectify. 


From here on in, I don't want to be chasing milestones or forcing myself to go shoot outfit pics when I would rather cuddle up on the sofa with Ava and watch Brooklyn 99. I am choosing joy in all its forms. And sharing that joy online - whether it is insta-perfect or not. 

Outfit (*contains aff links):

Shirt: Primark (similar)
Roll neck jumper: Primark (similar)
Trousers: Primark (similar)
Hat: Primark (similar)
Necklace: Voice International (*gifted - here)

What My Digital Detox Taught Me


Over the last month, I have been on a bit of a spontaneous digital detox. Which is very unlike me. I think Instagram's head office were on the brink of calling me up like 'u ok hun?' because it was frankly so out of character for my social media obsessed self. But, yknow what, it was liberating. And relaxing. And so necessary. 

It all started when I got a little bit ill and couldn't physically get up and create the content that I needed in order to post on social media and this blog. And then something kinda clicked in me - an epiphany, laziness idk - and I just didn't want to do any of it anymore. I loved allowing myself that time to just focus on doing the bare essentials and I kinda didn't want it to be over. I didn't want to get my tripod out again nor attempt to conquer my mountainous inbox. In all honesty, I didn't want that pressure again. I didn't want to be a girl boss or keep hustling day and night - I just wanted to chill out. I needed a break - a real break - and it took me being off my feet for a few days to realise that.

Towards the end of the month, my motivation to start posting again picked back up and I was excited to get back online. But, this time, I decided that I wouldn't put pressure on myself like before. I decided that I needed to post what made me happy rather than posting for likes or followers. And I am happier now. I don't feel the need to always post pictures of just myself on Instagram (we all know pics of people do best) when I can post pics of cakes and pastries and cakes. And I am trying to avoid looking at my analytics and stats anymore. I want to take all of this back to its roots - that is what I learnt on my digital detox. I learnt that I had lost my way with blogging and social media and that I was creating for others rather than for myself. What had started as a hobby had ceased to be fun - and that is what I want to rectify. 


From here on in, I don't want to be chasing milestones or forcing myself to go shoot outfit pics when I would rather cuddle up on the sofa with Ava and watch Brooklyn 99. I am choosing joy in all its forms. And sharing that joy online - whether it is insta-perfect or not. 

Outfit (*contains aff links):

Shirt: Primark (similar)
Roll neck jumper: Primark (similar)
Trousers: Primark (similar)
Hat: Primark (similar)
Necklace: Voice International (*gifted - here)

Disclaimer: the meal was complimentary

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely people at Wagamama in Princesshay, Exeter invited me and a few other bloggers along for an evening of mindfulness - and a massive amount of food - to celebrate their latest charity partnership with Mind.

Mind are the leading mental health charity in the UK and they campaign to improve services, raise awareness around mental health, and promote understanding. As 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in our lives, their work is hugely important. And that is what makes this partnership so awesome - you can enjoy your steamed buns and wash it down with some delicious juice all whilst helping an amazing charity grow and reach more people that need them.

In 2019, Wagamama intend to help fund an additional 8000 infoline calls by donating 25p from every sale of their Super Green and Power juices. That is 8000 more people being helped by this partnership and, hopefully, 8000 people whose lives will be turned around by the work of Mind and the people who work for them.




Now on to the second most important thing - food chat! I had never actually been to Wagamama before but I knew that people are crazy for their katsu chicken curry. I didn't know much else about the food they served there though but, I can safely say, I do now. We were stuffed to the point of explosion with starters, sides, mains, deserts, and drinks of all varieties. Let's just say that I had a good taste of everything they serve. And my fave were their steamed buns - omg they were so doughy and soft with gorgeous brisket inside - and also their brisket ramen is amazing (and oh so instagrammable). Also their dessert menu has most of the classic desserts on their but with a bit of a twist. I went for the coffee ice cream that came with chocolate sauce and toasted sesame seeds on top. Absolutely divine!

They have also introduced to their restaurants little colouring sheets and pots of pencils to their tables to encourage people to put down their phones and occupy their minds in a bit of good, old fashioned colouring. Now I haven't done colouring in since I was at primary but it was a bit of a revelation to just completely switch off and focus on something like that. And I think it will do the world of good in our crazily fast-paced world to just remember to slow down for a minute and relax.

I am deffo late to the Wagamama fan group but, oh man, do I love that place.

You can read more about Wagamama and their partnership with Mind by clicking here

Wagamama Blogger Event: An Evening Of Mindfulness (And Noodles)


Disclaimer: the meal was complimentary

A couple of weeks ago, the lovely people at Wagamama in Princesshay, Exeter invited me and a few other bloggers along for an evening of mindfulness - and a massive amount of food - to celebrate their latest charity partnership with Mind.

Mind are the leading mental health charity in the UK and they campaign to improve services, raise awareness around mental health, and promote understanding. As 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem in our lives, their work is hugely important. And that is what makes this partnership so awesome - you can enjoy your steamed buns and wash it down with some delicious juice all whilst helping an amazing charity grow and reach more people that need them.

In 2019, Wagamama intend to help fund an additional 8000 infoline calls by donating 25p from every sale of their Super Green and Power juices. That is 8000 more people being helped by this partnership and, hopefully, 8000 people whose lives will be turned around by the work of Mind and the people who work for them.




Now on to the second most important thing - food chat! I had never actually been to Wagamama before but I knew that people are crazy for their katsu chicken curry. I didn't know much else about the food they served there though but, I can safely say, I do now. We were stuffed to the point of explosion with starters, sides, mains, deserts, and drinks of all varieties. Let's just say that I had a good taste of everything they serve. And my fave were their steamed buns - omg they were so doughy and soft with gorgeous brisket inside - and also their brisket ramen is amazing (and oh so instagrammable). Also their dessert menu has most of the classic desserts on their but with a bit of a twist. I went for the coffee ice cream that came with chocolate sauce and toasted sesame seeds on top. Absolutely divine!

They have also introduced to their restaurants little colouring sheets and pots of pencils to their tables to encourage people to put down their phones and occupy their minds in a bit of good, old fashioned colouring. Now I haven't done colouring in since I was at primary but it was a bit of a revelation to just completely switch off and focus on something like that. And I think it will do the world of good in our crazily fast-paced world to just remember to slow down for a minute and relax.

I am deffo late to the Wagamama fan group but, oh man, do I love that place.

You can read more about Wagamama and their partnership with Mind by clicking here

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