The Last Chapter; Chapter 12

‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’


I’m really hoping to spend Christmas with The Boy this year up in Liverpool, but still nothing set in stone yet which is slightly annoying as I like to know what I’m doing and he is the opposite and goes with the flow and doesn’t make plans πŸ™„.

I really want to go to a Christmas market or an afternoon of Christmas drinks to try and up my spirits, I need to look for a tree as well as I’ve been buying some decorations but no where to put them December

I’m not really feeling Christmassy πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ„ at the min, but I’m trying!

I’ve wrote some Christmas cards, watched some Christmas films on Netflix and will be wrapping some presents at some point as I’ll need to post some..

What festive fun and antics are you all up too?? Let me know in the comments πŸŽ„πŸ₯‚πŸ₯³. Hope you all have a great crimbo and a great festive season βœ¨πŸŽ…πŸ»πŸŽ„πŸ₯‚πŸŽπŸ€ΆπŸΌβœ¨

Lots of Love

Carina πŸ’‹


British Summer

Well what can we say about British Summer Time, we are so use to the odd sunny day and warm weather as its usually raining and cloudy.

But what a glorious summer of 2018 we have had?Β  I don’t think I can remember when we have had a summer like we have had over the last few months of mostly non stop sun!


Bit of a delayed post…

Lots of Love

Carina πŸ’‹

Winter Nails

Got my nails looking pretty today after 4 months of naked nails! I wanted Autumnal and Winter colours, I had an idea of what I wanted and just need to match the colours to what was available.

I went for Georgie Porgie with a Rose Gold accent finger and Leopard print stamp on my middle finger. Excuse the old looking hand in the first picture! πŸ™ˆ

Happy Saturday People

Lots of Love

Carina πŸ’‹

Chapter 11


Bit late in posting the new month post! πŸ™ˆ

Anyway, it’s November!! The 11th month of 2018, what the hell? How?

I still can’t believe how quick this year has gone it’s crazy!

Not really much planned this month, hoping to get some things scheduled in and spend some well over due time with The Boy in Liverpool 😍😍😍. Oh and to get some more Crimbo presents!!!

Hope you all have a great November and have lots of plans…

Lots of Love

Carina πŸ’‹

5 Years

It’s Cursed With An Expensive Taste’s 5th Birthday πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

Where have those 5 years gone?

I really need to up my blogging game but with a few personal issues cropping up I’ve not had much chance to get back into it as much as I want, but I’m trying to start scheduling more time to drafting posts and getting some good photos.

Chapter 9


B I R T H D A Y πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ M O N T H

Seriously thou how is it September?

How has 8 months gone of 2018?? πŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

I’m hoping its going to be a fun and exciting month with lots going on, I have a few birthdays in September, not just mine and I will be a little closer to 40Β #eeeekkkk

I have 5 friends birthdays πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆπŸ₯‚ in September within 3 weeks of each other, also two of my friends are due to give birth πŸ‘ΆπŸΌπŸΌ in September and I’m secretly hoping one will be born on my birthday, so I am a little excited for them to make a safe arrival into the world.

Hoping to book a little break away πŸ›«πŸ– with the boy πŸ’™ for a few days, thinking Italy but not quite sure where as yet? Will be for our Anniversary and for my Birthday.

Also hoping to book a night away in Liverpool for my friends Birthday, and book up to see the China’s First Emperor Exhibition β›© at the World Museum – For over 2,000 years, an underground army of life-sized terracotta warriors secretly guarded the tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shi Huang.

So a few things arranged and hope to arrange a few more bits, but that will depend on monies 🧐

Thanks for reading the post!Β  Have a great day!

Lots of Love

Carina πŸ’‹πŸ’‹


What isn’t there to love about Groupon??Β  Some great offers with Health & Beauty, Travel, Hotels, Home, Goods, Food and Days out.

I got introduced to Groupon a good few years ago,Β  I’m not sure by who but I’m glad that they did!!Β  I have brought a fair few things from Groupon mainly beauty treatments like Facials, Diamond Peels, Manicures, Pedicures and Gel nails.Β  I have also brought Afternoon Tea’s both locally and in London.Β  I can honestly say I absolutely love Groupon, if I’m not on the app I’m looking at my emails that drop in my inbox.Β  I haven’t as yet brought any of the hotel stays or city breaks that they have on offer, I will try some at some point as I have known a few people that have used Groupon for city breaks and they have been good.

My recent purchases from Groupon are:

Sparking Afternoon Tea at The Bull Hotel – Peterborough Β£21.95

The Aviary Bar Afternoon Tea for Two with bottomless cocktails and a Cabaret – Soho London Β£46.40 after 20% discount of local offers

3 x Diamond Peels selling price Β£45 – Paid Β£38.75 after 15% discount of local offers – Peterborough

All Day Brunch for two at Patisserie Valerie – PeterboroughΒ 

There is still a few months left of 2018, and I’m planning a weekend in London with the OH so I’m hoping I can get a good deal on a hotel and maybe some tourist things to do or maybe a nice meal somewhere.Β  I’m also thinking I may look at some Christmas presents, but this will have to be brought nearer to the end of the year so the expiry date isn’t too close to Christmas.

Well hope this post has been useful?Β  What good deals have you found on Groupon? Do you use Groupon or do you use another site, like Wowcher? Which do you prefer?

Let me know your thoughts!

Lots of Love


Sister Saturday

I went for a lunch date with my sister today Sat 18th Aug, it’s only taken us 37 years!!!Β  I know this may sound bizarre for some but my two sisters & I have never really been close as we were growing up but the last 6 years myself and my Middle Sister have become close..Β  This maybe because after we lost our dad 6 years ago, maybe she thought she would need to look out for me a little bit? I’m not sure?

We met up just after 1pm and headed for Turtle Bay 241 cocktails, whats not to love? Two cocktails for Β£8, we went for Jumbled Julep with Vodka instead of Rum.

img_1181.jpgAfter finishing our cocktails we headed over to a local Pizza Restaurant called The Pizza Parlour Restaurant & Music Cafe –Β A unique combination of traditionally cooked Italian pasta and pizzas with feel-good music from the 60s. Situated right in the heart of Peterborough city centre,Β  Italian owned, local and independent, The Pizza Parlour restaurant in Peterborough is the only restaurant in this area cooking with a wood-fired oven for thin-based, crunch-perfect pizza including our infamous Bada-Bing 20β€³ pizza – made for sharing…we’re definitely unique!

Below: Restaurant Decor

After we’d eaten we headed to the wetherspoons up from the restaurant to have a drink, then we nipped to The Handmade Burger Company for another 241 cocktail.

Overall is was a nice few hours with her and the weather was good, we had good chat, few cheeky drinks and a giggles.Β  Maybe this could be the start of a monthly Sister Saturday thing, who knows??

Hope you have enjoyed this post and you have all had a great weekend with friends and family.

Lots of Love

Carina πŸ’‹

These Boots πŸ’›

Quick Friday Post!

Just having a little mooch around Primark as it’s late night shopping tonight.

And I spotted these little gems! They are so cute, but I’m not sure I’d get away with wearing them or even suit me!I think I’ll have to purchase them if I can scam me some pennies together πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

Hope you all have a fab weekend, what are your plans??

Lots of Love