Vamp It Up

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What I’ve Been Up To This Month

Well I’ve made it through another month without any disasters, unless you count my attempt at frying 2 eggs, which resulted in a big rubbery pile. I’ve gone out with The Bloke a few times for a mosey around town. I highly recommend a pint of Old Rosy cider (pretty strong and not cheap so just one pint for me) from The Waterhouse next to the town hall. Upon visiting our old fave The Bank on Mosley street, I treated myself to the Veggie Wellington (a gorgeous mix of melted brea and spinach in light puff pastry, alongside the creamiest mashed potato like my Ma used to make and al dente veggies), so tasty I forgot to take a picture! Me and The Bloke ended up having a spontaneous little house party one night. I met up with old friends one Saturday night in a soulless local pub but we still wet our selves laughing, until it closed, at 10.30!

Blog Related News

I’ve clocked up a lot of beauty product reviews, which I really enjoyed doing so that’s probably the reason for so many. I’m glad I discovered an old folder of street-art shots that I’d previously forgotten to post. I’ve been interviewed by the lovely Rebecca Brown for The Blogger’s Lounge website, I’ll post a link to it when it goes live.

Three blogs I’ve got into during January are Honk If You’re Vegan (The Bloke pointed out it’s tittle could be interpreted very differently in the UK than in the US, haha!) which is a fantastic vegan lifestyle blog full of helpful ideas, Bewitchery Blog a style and lifestyle blog by Naomi which features the most awesome make-up shades and cool alt style, and Head Like Soup a thoughtful, personal blog about anything that comes into Eva’s head.

Post Swap Party. I got this idea from the ace Suzie who’s blog Suzie81 I’m always reading. The idea is at the end of the month you hold a post swap party and share links to your 3 best posts – or a few for specific reasons (this is my deviation to the idea) – from over the month and invite everyone to leave a link to their chosen post in the comments section. Great idea!

Here’s mine:

LUSH Curly Wurly Cocounut Shampoo and LUSH Retread Conditioner This combo has transformed the actual texture of my coarse wild hair, so I had to share!

Suddenly Geek Is Chic I loved writing this post about the irony of how things that would have been considered seriously dorky a few years ago have suddenly become main stream, trendy even. Hipsters. There, I couldn’t really avoid saying the H word now could I? I’m a proud geek and can identify with everything in here, almost – socks with sandals anyone? No, thought not – but also because I really enjoy making random list, like I said, geeky!

Comment with a link to just one of your posts (otherwise the spam filter will gobble them up), something you’re proud of or one that you just HAVE to share with everyone (nothing heavily PR based please). Have fun reading and commenting on each others posts and invite a plus one! I’ll be over by the chocolate fountain… With a ladle.


15 responses to “January Post Swap Party & Round UP”

  1. OhSoGawjess (@OhSoGawjess) Avatar

    My gosh that Rosy Cider sounds amazing I want some!!!

    xXx

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      It’s sweet tasty loopy juice :0)

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  2. Naomi Avatar

    Thanks for mentioning me in this post! I’m really happy that you like my blog as I always enjoy reading yours 🙂 Great idea for a post, by the way.

    Naomi x

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  3. thisluxlife Avatar

    Love the idea of the swapping posts!!! Great idea I might start doing my top recommendations of the month from what I’ve read love your blog! Need to try the lush product!

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      It’s a contagious idea isn’t it! Join the part and leave a link to your fave post of the month if you like. No link and replying to other link rules (grrr!) like most pages 😉

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      1. thisluxlife Avatar

        What do you mean re the way it norm works? Sorry if I’m dumb lol xx

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      2. manchesterflickchick Avatar

        Nah you’re not. With some blog pages on Facebook if you leave a link to a post or a link to your blog in the comments section, you are expected to read and comment on other peoples (on their blog) but mine is optional.

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      3. thisluxlife Avatar

        Ah I see thx for explaining Hun x

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  4. Eva V. Avatar
    Eva V.

    Thank you so much for the mention! I sat on the bus when I read this and started blushing and shrinking somewhat in my seat. The passengers around me must have wondered what on earth got into me.

    Anyway, great party! Here’s a post I wrote last year that I really liked:
    http://headlikesoup.wordpress.com/2013/11/30/reflections-and-images/

    Love your blog! Do keep the posts coming.

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      No problem chuck. I’ve done that thing on the bus where I’m so deep in thought, imagining a conversation I’m going to have with someone later that I’ve started doing the actual expressions! I’ve had some interesting looks from people 😳

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  5. Niranjana Avatar

    Seems like I’m second to the party! Thanks for the follow and for dropping by! Not to mention this opportunity!

    I’m going to go with my latest one: A Letter To My Hungry Washing Machine.

    Keep writing! 🙂

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  6. suzie81 Avatar

    Haha! I call mine ‘The Bloke’ too! Thanks for the blog mention, I’m really pleased you like it!

    Thanks for this opportunity – this is a post I created in January in response to an article that went viral… As always, I’d love to know your thoughts!

    http://suzie81.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/23-things-you-should-do-before-youre-23-married-or-not/

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    1. manchesterflickchick Avatar

      Thanks for being first at the party ;0) I remember that post actually. I noticed we both call our blokes The Bloke a while back, which I thought was funny seeing as I thought it was really original😄

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      1. suzie81 Avatar

        Haha! And we’re both from Manchester!!

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      2. manchesterflickchick Avatar

        And we are each others age but backwards 23, 32… Ok I’m reaching a bit now 😏

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