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Girls Afternoon Glamour is an experience unique to Charles Worthington, who is one of the most prestigious and renowned hairdressing names in the U.K. Charles has won many of the industry’s most prestigious accolades, developed an award-winning portfolio of products sold worldwide, styled A-list celebrities, and collaborated with some of the best names in the fashion and beauty industry. All this whilst seamlessly remaining a family business.
There is nothing I love more than seeing someone follow their passion, take the leap and achieve success. This is what Sarah and Raffa have achieved at Domo. Opening a restaurant in a competitive part of town with a baby on the way, Domo offers traditional Sardinian cuisine in a modern environment. Not only is Domo unique with its offering, but it’s also brilliant and absolutely worth visiting.
Featured Reviews & Recommendations
WIN a 2-night luxury glamping break with hot tub in the Yorkshire Dales. Sleeping up to 6 people, the luxury wooden pods with private bathroom and private hot tub promise the most luxurious glamping experience in the most picturesque of settings.
The Ivy in Harrogate is a little less decadent than its other Yorkshire counterparts in Leeds and York but that’s not a bad thing. Expect an older crowd and a cozier atmosphere. It still oozes the sophistication that the Ivy is known for with the signature stained glass panels, art-deco lighting, white table cloths, enormous floral displays and fancy art.
Nestled in a small village between Worcester and Birmingham, this huge attraction really is a wonder. Zoo, Safari, Farm and theme park all rolled into one, you can really see why this attraction is award-winning. Drive straight up to the ticket office, there is no need to get out of the car before embarking on the safari, then park up and marvel at the huge range of attractions. This fabulous day out is just perfect for the whole family.
The Peacock at Rowsley offers fine dining done properly. The historic building houses an elegant, refined setting for a special meal. The sumptuous menu is based on the finest, seasonal, local produce and is presented with refreshing creativity.
Girl About Travel
Set in such a magical location in the Yorkshire Dales, with so much going on close by, and with just the right amount of home comforts to ensure your experience is relaxing and comfortable without taking away from the ‘at one with nature’ adventure that my kids and the hubby loves, I can more than recommend a family glamping adventure at Catgill Farm.
Nestled in the heart of gorgeous Dedham (also known as ‘Constable Country’ after the work of renowned local painter, John Constable), Maison Talbooth is a boutique hotel that combines modern luxury with historic charm. It’s a masterclass in top-class service and exquisite design, with rooms so gorgeous that you really won’t want to check-out.
If – and it’s a big if – you’re not yet tied to school holidays, September is the month to get some summer sun in the Northern Hemisphere. If you are, click away now; if you’re not, you’re in for a treat. The seas are warmer than earlier in the year, the peak holiday crowds have gone home and you’re more likely to find a bargain hotel room or villa than in July or August.
GIRL ABOUT WELLBEING
Sadly, most of my experience of pregnancy has been strongly associated with grief and loss. I have experienced three pregnancies and yet I only have one daughter who I can physically cherish. For me, pregnancy has become a worrying, anxious time with excitement constantly tainted with fear.
I was once told that I shouldn’t have anxiety because I have everything I want. I had a nice enough upbringing, my parents are still together and although they’re both from very poor backgrounds, they didn’t struggle as much for money by the time I started high school. I graduated from university to become a nurse, managed to buy a house with my husband and we have a child.
YES ME! I’m one of the 15% who suffered from a maternal mental health disorder. I talk about it all the time now. It pops up in most conversations. I write about mental health a lot.
I wish I’d have talked about my mental health more six years ago after the birth of Ferne when I thought I was ‘going round the bend’.
GIRL ABOUT FOOD
Fun fact. I used to be married to a chef. My role when we entertained was to help with the presentation. I wasn’t much of a sous chef, but I did pick up a few tips along the way. Luckily this is a simple salad that needs no qualifications to create! It tastes amazing and looks good too!
Whilst on holiday in Turkey, menemen omelette was one of my favourite meals to have at lunch. I’ve recreated a healthy alternative with only 200 calories per serving and Evelyn loves it too! It’s a perfect lunch that you can make the night before and warm at work- or a quick, easy and delicious tea!
I had a bit of a late awakening when it came to halloumi. For years, all I knew about it was that it squeaked. Squeaking cheese? No, I’ll pass, thanks. However – there came an occasion, what, about a year ago, when I was feeling particularly bold and tried it at a BBQ. I believe the phrase is ‘game changer’…
MEET THE EDITOR – LYNDSEY
Wife to Mr T, mummy to Ted & Ferne and Founder & Editor of Girl About.
Our mission is to create a platform where women across the UK can represent their own city or region on a national level and tell their stories to a country-wide audience – lots of local blogs making up one giant platform of reviews, recommendations, recipes and real-life stories.
It’s to create an online space where readers can find honest and candid reviews, and relevant and relatable content both locally and nationally.
We hope you enjoy reading our stories, thoughts, ideas, recommendations and reviews and we always love to hear yours.
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