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Piccadilly Lilly

(Image courtesy of Piccadilly Lilly)

I love boutique stores and independent businesses and Piccadilly Lilly is one of them. Run by Mia in a little Scottish villiage called Elie, Piccadilly Lilly opened it's doors in July 2016 and they sell a mixture of Women's clothing, jewellery, accessories and hand-crafted interior pieces. The interiors are all handmade by Mia's husband Sandy in his workshop, re-using wood and happily commissioning work taking your ideas and turning them into a reality.
A great thing about the store is that it will keep on growing as Mia finds new designers and talented makers.

A remarkable stay at the Fairmont St Andrews

Scotland is an absolutely beautiful Country and one of my favourite places to travel is St. Andrews in Fife. St. Andrews is a picturesque town that has something for everyone from amazing beaches, the finest foods, a cultured University and the best Luxury Golf and Spa Resort Hotel, Fairmont St Andrews.

Fairmont have hotels all around the world from Azerbaijan to Nairobi from Beijing to the white beaches of Barbados. Fairmont is the leader in the global hospitality industry and are known for their excellence worldwide. Fairmont St Andrews is a 520 acre five star resort that is the epitome of luxury and has spectacular cliff top sea views, views of the town centre and famous cathedral. The resort boasts many different facilities including two championship golf courses, the Kittocks and the Torrence, exemplary dining experiences for every palette, an outstanding Spa with copious treatment choices to complete the whole experience. It really is the crème de la crème and makes a Scottish getaway like no other.

A sweet little upgrade to an Easter Classic, the Hot Cross Bun!

I love walking into a shop or bakery and smelling the sweet spicy scent of Hot Cross Buns, it brings back great memories of my childhood but the only downside of them for me are the raisins and currents. Because Easter is only a month away I wanted to give my twist on the Classic Hot Cross Bun but filling them with chocolate chips instead all topped with a white chocolate cross!

With a sugary glaze, they are perfect fresh from the oven for all the family and to add some more calories to the mix, enjoy with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream - beautiful!

Lunch at the Long Dog, Aberdeen

One of the things I love about being a blogger is the other bloggers that you meet on the way and one of my favourites by far is Laura who writes, the Floral Elephant. She is a lovely genuine person and is extremely talented, I met Laura almost a year ago at a foodie event and I'm pretty sure we've been friends since then even though we didn't speak much at the actual event (typical people of the internet, we started speaking more online than in real life haha).

I love meeting up with Laura and finding out all about what she's been up to so we planned to have an afternoon mulling about Aberdeen together. We decided to head to the Long Dog cafe in Aberdeen's West End as we had both heard AMAZING things about their Freak Shakes and boy, we weren't disappointed! The Long Dog Cafe is a cute little place that is open to everyone with two legs and four, yes that's right you can take your pooch friends along with you and that's one of the fantastic things about it as you can just sit, catch up with your friends while starring at all the dogs in every size!

The thing with the Long Dog cafe is that it's so blooming popular, if you want a seat you've got to be quick but thankfully we managed to grab a table right next to a little white dog - so bloody cute!

After a little chinwag our food arrived, Laura opted for a panini and a bacon roll for myself. They were really good but it's not what we went there for - we were patiently waiting with baited breath for our Freak Shakes! I feel really sorry for the staff that have to wash the jars that have been used for the shakes as they get messy as hell!

Treat your Mum with Thaikhun

Sawasdee (Hello), We love our Mum's and what better way to show them that than winning them a Thaikhun Orange Card - that's free Thaikhun for a year! Yup, an entire year's worth of delicious Thai Street food! Thaikhun have decided to give you the chance of winning this and it couldn't be simpler to enter. All you have to do is submit either a Photo or Video telling them why your mum is Fabulous and why she should win it in no more than five words - this competition closes on Friday the 24th of March so no dilly dallying - enter here! 

Thaikhun have also given you, my readers the chance to win a Family Meal for five up to the value of £100 - whoop whoop! All you have to do is head over to my twitter, retweet my pinned tweet and follow Thaikhun and myself - it's that easy (T's and C's below).

Forget Supermarkets, Super Mums go to Pure Spa!

As cheesy as that sounds it is March which means Mother's Day is just round the corner and you should be thinking up ways to show your Mum just how special she really is (FYI you should be doing this all year round because at some point in your life she's probably washed your undies - you owe her). Instead of the same box of chocolates and corner shop flowers why don't you go that extra mile this year and I know the perfect thing to get her, a Super Mum Spa Package from Pure Spa!