Perfect Picnics with the Popcorn Shed | AD



I personally love a picnic! For me there is nothing better than an array of food where you can help yourself, have as much as you want and try lots of things! I suppose anything like Tapas, or a buffet I am game for! I was recently invited to a friends for a Saturday night catch up and as soon as she had mentioned that she will get us some snacks in I was like hell yesss! I packed the prossecco and the popcorn and she provided crisps, dips and other 'dippable' items.

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Bouncers at Hull Truck | Review*


'This new production of Bouncers has been re-imagined for the new generation of nightclub goers'.

Darren and I were invited this week to visit Hull Truck to watch the performance of Bouncers! We saw it advertised a little while back and said we really wanted to go so when the opportunity arose we jumped at it! We had heard so many great reviews of the performance over the years so we wanted to check it out for ourselves. 
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New Year, New Me, New House?


Firstly, Champagne & Lemonade is now 7 years old! For 7 years I have shared various thoughts, feelings, photos, memories and so much more! It has been a journey, starting off as a Fashion blog, making its way to beauty, covering home wares and events along with food reviews and travel now, I just call myself a lifestyle blogger who doesn't really have a niche. I think the great part of having a blog is to document your life. Last year I shared a lot around my wedding which I loved doing. I have been thinking a lot whether or not to carry on with my blog, whether to completely start again from fresh, whether to migrate platforms and even if to change the name! I think what a lot of people don't know when it comes to blogging - it actually costs money to make some of these changes and right now I don't feel that i am in a position to be able to invest in this. 

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HEY Bloggers Christmas Party


For the past 5 months together with the other HEY blogger founders I have been helping to plan a Christmas event. We wanted to arrange something near Christmas to get us all feeling festive and include lots of local brands and promote them around this time of year. We had a nice evening at Violets house planning the event and then collectively we got to work, we secured an area at the newly opened Lexington bar which is part of the Double Tree Hilton, we started planning the logistics, speaking with local businesses and inviting lots of bloggers and creatives! 
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For Her Gift Guide | Christmas*


I have already written a post about things I would like to receive and my for him gift guide so now its time for my for her guide! This is one of my favourites as I find buying for the ladies in my life a lot easier. Basically, woman are far easier to please than a man in my opinion. 

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Gift Guide for Him | Christmas*



I love putting together Christmas gift guides, and this year is no different. I have already written a post about things I would like to receive and this one is all about the men in my life! Or your life if you are here for inspiration! To be honest looking over last years gift guide, not a lot has changed. I always buy chocolate, socks and gin because you just can not go wrong with that!
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Date Night at St Stephens Hull | #AliveAfter5*


If you know Hull you will know there is plenty to do aside from shopping in St Stephens shopping centre but did you know that the stores are open until 7pm on most week days & 8pm on a Thursday! I certainly didn't (despite living in Hull for most of my life!) I quite often forget that there are a variety of restaurants that you can visit along with a bowling alley, arcade, rock climbing and cinema that all stay open till late! We where recently invited by St Stephens to visit a restaurant and the Cinema! It is the perfect place for a date night and now Darren and I are married we want to take the date night opportunity as much as we can to beat the post wedding blues!
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My Christmas Wish List | Gift Guide*


OMG - its November so that means we are officially allowed to chat Christmas! I have already started my Christmas shopping as I am pretty busy over the next few weeks so I wanted to get a head start. Today I wanted to share a little post filled with items that I would love to receive this year. I think I have done this post for the past few years now so it only seems right to kick off the Christmas posts with this one!

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