Thursday, 27 April 2017

I got offered my dream job!


As you can probably tell by the title, I got offered my dream job!

Starting from the 8th May, I'm going to be Sales and Event Coordinator for the Slug and Lettuce at York Riverside. You have no idea how excited and happy I am about it. 

I'm going to be organising events, working to meet sales targets, driving PR campaigns, developing and maintaining relationships with customers, doing social media marketing stuff, attending networking events and lots of other cool things.

I love how the job is going to involve doing a range of different things rather than just focusing on Marketing. My original plan was to focus entirely on Marketing but recently i've been questioning if that's exactly what I want to do. Yes I'm one of those people who can't make my mind up and is ALWAYS changing my mind, but hey, this job fits in with that perfectly. I was even told in the interview that I would have the opportunity to go into different areas of the company and work my way up. Everything seems to have worked out so well. All the happy!

Also can I just mention that I had to go through two interviews and create a sales plan to get this job. I MEAN not to brag or anything but I'm genuinely really proud of myself because interview situations are not usually my strong point * queue applause *. 


It's really great that I get to work somewhere that I genuinely love. It's one of my favourite places to go for nice food and fancy drinks. 

To celebrate my job offer, what better way than to celebrate with food and cocktails at the Slug and Lettuce itself?! I couldn't decide between two cocktails so I got both. Treat yoself. 

Strawberry Daiquiri and strawberry Mojito. Bliss. 

I also ordered the grilled chicken and avocado wrap with sweet potato fries. It was DELICIOUS. Let's face it, avocado makes everything good. 


Within a week I have moved to my favourite place and got offered my absolute ideal job. I probably should have listened to my Mum when I was stressing about being a failure and she said everything will be okay. Lol. 

Also shoutout to my wonderful boyfriend as without him I actually don't think I would have  been brave enough to move to York in the first place. You're pretty cool Joey. 

Thursday, 13 April 2017

I have an obsession with pancakes (a v simple & v yum recipe)


Why are pancakes everywhere at the moment?????? I swear every other pic on Instagram involves a pancake of some sort. This current craze combined with my recent trip to the double Dutch pancake house has resulted in me having an obsession with all things pancake!

I decided to have a go at making my own American style pancakes and thought I may as well share my cute pancake pics and recipe with y'all. 

This recipe made what you can see in the picture - the perfect amount for one brunch serving.



You will need
  • 65g of plain flour
  • half a teaspoon of baking powder
  • a quarter of a teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of caster sugar
  • 65ml of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of melted butter
  • Whatever toppings your heart desires

Basically all you need to do is mix the dry ingredients together and mix the wet ingredients separately. Then beat the two mixes together until a smooth batter is formed.

Heat up some butter in a non-stick pan on a medium heat. Once melted, add a tablespoon full of batter to the pan (at this point you could add on chocolate chips or blueberries mmmm). Once bubbles start forming on the top, flip your pancake over. It should be fairly obvious when the pancake is cooked (they don't take long at all) but apparently it should have risen to be 1cm thick. Keep repeating until you have a cute stack of pancakes on your plate. 

And voila. Time to feast on your delicious fluffy pancakes! I had mine with berry coulis and banana which was ever so tasty. They're actually really nice just on their own but hey, that doesn't make for a great Insta picture so I highly recommend toppings.

Monday, 10 April 2017

The brunch of dreams (best granola ever)



On my birthday, me and some friends made a very hungover trip out to Coffee Culture in York. My bestie India, very kindly treated me to a birthday brunch. LOVE YOU (if you're reading this). 

Coffee Culture is a little cafe on Goodramgate. It's a small but tall building with 3 floors and steep rickety staircases. Each floor is so cute and cosy! 



I ordered a berry smoothie and granola in the hope that it would cure my highly hungover state. In all honesty it didn't cure me.. but at that point I don't think anything could. Lol. Nonetheless it was still an absolutely delicious brunch! The smoothie was refreshing and sweet enough for me - I'm not a fan of an unsweetened smoothie that tastes tart. The granola was served so cutely. In a bowl with a ramekin of yogurt, ramekin of fruit coulis and a little bottle of milk on the side. AW! I love how I had the option to add what I wanted even though I ended up just adding it all - standard Rach.

I'm a big granola fan but this was without a doubt the yummiest I have tasted. Super crunchy with looads of dried fruit and nuts. I'm now working literally just across the road from Coffee Culture so I'll for sure be heading back here for lots of my lunch breaks!

Sunday, 2 April 2017

The double Dutch pancake house, York


I met up with a friend from Sixth Form for a little catch up. I originally wanted to go to Brew & Brownie which is an adorable little coffee shop in the city centre. I've tried to go 4 times now and EVERY single time it is packed. I WILL get in one day.

My friend recommended the Double Dutch Pancake House so we went there instead - another place that had actually been on my list of cafe's to go. They sell authentic Dutch pancakes along with other traditional Dutch foods like stroopwaffles (yummiest sweet chewy cinnamonny treats EVER).


I'm yet to come across someone who doesn't like pancakes. Pancakes are just, so, Y U M.



The menu has soooo much choice which means I'm going to have to make many more trips to try them all. There's savoury, sweet and breakfast pancakes, all available gluten free. As I'm trying to be healthy and I wasn't starvingly hungry, I went for a pancake topped with yogurt, honey and berry compote. My friend went for a pancake topped with banana, salted caramel and whipped cream - I know, I soon regretted my own choice. He also ordered a banana milkshake and I went for a standard latte. I'm definitely getting the peanut butter milkshake next time I go though. 


As you can see in the pictures, the pancakes were served looking ever so aesthetically pleasing. Mine tasted amazing although I could have done with slightly more honey as I am a bit of a sugar fiend. The coffee was also actually really good despite the lack of latté art. 

I love the bright and cutesy decor of the cafe and the really chilled vibe. I also don't normally take much notice of this but the waitress who served us was very very lovely and it really does make a difference to the cafe experience ha ha. 


I'll definitely be making another visit soon! 




Here is me posing with my latté