Helpline Numbers and Website Addresses For Seasonal Support

MIND

Website mind.org.uk

Tel No 0300 123 3393

Samaritans

Website www.samaritans.org

Tel No 116 123

Alcoholics Anonymous

Website www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Tel No 0800 9177650

Stonewall

Website http://www.stonewall.org.uk

Info line 08000 50 20 20
London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Tel No 0207 837 7324

SANELine

Website http://www.sane.org.uk

Tel No 0300 304 7000

Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide

Website http://www.papyrus-uk.org

National self-help body for the Transgender community

Beaumont Society

Website http://www.beaumontsociety.org.uk

Information Line 01582 412220
Childline
http://www.childline.org.uk

0800 1111

Depression Alliance

Website http://www.depressionalliance.org
Refuge

Website http://www.refuge.org.uk

Tel No 0808 2000 247

Beat
Beating eating disorders.

Website https://www.b-eat.co.uk

Help line 0345 634 1414
Youth Line 0345 634 7650

Shelter
Website http://www.shelter.org.uk
Tel No 0808 800 4444

NHS Direct

1111

No Panic

Website http://www.nopanic.org.uk
Tel No 0844 967 4848
youth helpline 01753 840393

You are not alone – please hang on and get help.

Chrissie xx

Slabs Crisps & Bruschetta (dairy and/or gluten free) review

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I’ve found the crisp equivalent of a Yorkie chocolate bar – giant, chunky Slabs crisps. Each crisp is huge and absolutely full of flavour, literally awesome.

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I don’t think I’ve ever tasted crisps with more flavour than these Sweet Red Chilli one’s, wow!

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Full house, dairy and wheat free! Shame it’s only the sea salt flavour though.

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Here is something to always watch out for, just because the flavouring of something sounds dairy free, such as ‘Salt & Malt Vinegar’ it’s really important to read the ingredients. As you can see these contain lactose, a sugar derived from milk.

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Bread suitable for vegans? Fantastic! When I saw that these were individually cooked round breads I thought the crusts were going to be really hard but they were so light and really easy to eat, with or without a topping of mayo etc. I had to leave these alone after eating 3, 4, ok 6, because of my gluten intolerance but I highly recommend these to any veggie or vegan.

Chrissie

Winter Coats Because Baby its Cold Outside

Baby its Cold Outside

 

Getting all Christmassy in Photo’s

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Found this cute frame on Instagram

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Found these in Tesco

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Me and the Bloke found this in a charity shop. I’m liking traditional style christmas decorations more and more these days.

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Subtle christmas outfit mid November lol

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Primark is the place to go for everything christmas!

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I’ve had this little guy since I was 11!

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Christmas manicure using Barry M Iron Mani, Nails Inc and Hello Kitty for M&S.

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Picked up the cutest mini live christmas tree from Tib Street florist, next to Debenhams.

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I may have gotten a bit carried away with christmas-fying my profile pic on Twitter and Instagram lol

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My Totoro christmas hoodie

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The only dairy free ‘milk’ chocolate anything in my area. They taste so good though!

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I’ve been given presents in such wrapping this year

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I decided this pot wine cork wouldn’t last long around me and wine so he’s in a plant pot now instead lol

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Being a dick after a few beers and getting a free pasty from Greggs because of it!

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Everyone needs a cute christmas jumper, especially if it has sparkly snowflakes!

For more piccies visit my Instagram

Chrissie

Nu Grunge Outfit Of The Week

This is an old #OOTD I put together before ‘nu grunge/pastel grunge’ was a thing because I like looking cute and grungy!

Nu Grunge #OOTD

Scarf – Similar at John Lewis

Jumper – Similar at House of Fraser 

Jeans – Similar at Boohoo.com

Boots – Dr Martens

 Keep being weird & wonderful!

Chrissie

Gifts for Geeks who are Tongue in Cheek!

Gifts for Geeks

 

Crazy for Christmas!!!

Crazy for Christmas!!!
Have a cute, quirky, crazy Christmas!

Bundobust Indian Vegetarian Restaurant & Bar – Manchester

Bundobust has arrived in Piccadilly supplying us hungry Mancunians with vegetarian Indian street food and craft beer. The name comes from an Indian-English mash up of the words collaboration and riot, which the decor and food suggest – in a good way! The Owners Mayur Patel and Mark Husak have created a simple canteen style space with a lot of personality where you would feel comfortable nipping in by yourself for lunch or with a large group of friends for cocktails.

Bundobust Manchester review

Bundobust Manchester review

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A lot of the furniture is made from recycled wood and the cutlery and food pots are made from vegetable cellulose which is biodegradable – genius!

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This giant skylight adds so much atmosphere and natural light, even on a rainy day.

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Even though I like the privacy of booths, there is something rather humbling and honest about sitting next to your fellow man on a wooden bench, tucking into tasty food together.

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The menu is traditional, yet original and inclusive of Southern and Northern Indian street food, with dhal, dosa, bhaji and chaat. I was surprised to see an ochra dish, a burger option and a dish with bhaji in a warm yoghurt sauce, things I’ve never seen on an Indian menu in Manchester before. There are vegan options and a surprising amount of gluten free options to choose from as well.

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I went for the aforementioned Bhajji pot and a Chaat pot consisting of samosa pastry, crispy noodles, chickpeas and sauce. The Bloke collected a paneer and mushroom kebab which was smothered in the most wonderful combination of sauces and also the Puri with tamarind sauce and crunchy dry noodles. The flavour combination in each dish worked perfectly together and the dishes we chose seemed to all compliment each other, so we mixed and matched throughout our meal.

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Perfect street food at reasonable street food prices. Portion sizes are decent-to-large and such good value for money. The range of craft beers, gluten free beers and creative cocktails on offer are really impressive.

My favourite place to get good value-for-money Indian food was always This & That, now it’s Bundobust food and a gluten free beer please!

Chrissie

*I attended the pre-opening of Bundobust as press and therefor did not pay for food or drinks. This does not bias my opinion in any way. Honest as always.

The Best Party Heels – which you might actually be able to dance in!

Dancing Shoes (seriously, shoes you stand a chance of dancing in)