Yesterday I attended the York Races with my parents for my dad’s birthday and it was so much fun and I wanted to share just how great the York Races are with you guys!
We were in the Voltigeur Restaurant where we enjoyed a lovely afternoon experiencing the ‘dine and view experience’ which I’d never done before and it was so incredible!
Here’s what we got up to yesterday when we enjoyed a day of drinking, eating and a little betting on the horses!
Self-promotion, pitching to brands and celebrating your achievements and accomplishments can often have negative connotations within the Bloggersphere. While it’s obviously very typically British to refrain from praising oneself as it can be perceived to be ‘showing off’, it seems almost forbidden in the blogging world to big yourself up.
I used to be like that; terrified of people in ~real life~ discovering my blog, scared of what people might say and worried about rejection from brands that I’d admired for years. However, in the last few months I’ve really narrowed down my blogging goals and aims – I know exactly what I want and I’m not afraid to go after it.
With it, comes pitching yourself to brands. Of course, it’s not the be all and end all to work with the industry’s most sought-after brand but it is something that many bloggers do aspire to, and with good reason. Working with reputable brands is such an incredible feeling, and one that leaves me feeling so proud and humble that anyone would want to work with me, never mind some of the brands that I’ve loved for years.
My mum always taught me “If you don’t ask, you don’t get”, and that’s a philosophy that I always try to live my life by.
So today’s post is all about why it’s totally ok to pitch yourself to brands, and why you shouldn’t be afraid to chase after your dreams.
I think if I had to choose between sweet or savoury foods, I’d go with savoury every time; give me garlic bread, crisps and some sausage rolls and I’ll be the first to bite your hand off at the beige goodness.
However, I do have a particular penchant for chocolate, especially if it’s orange flavoured. So when the lovely team at York’s Chocolate Story invited me along to experience their York attraction, I couldn’t wait to see what it was all about.
Despite the attraction being open for a number of years now, I’d never actually paid it a visit, until last Friday when Matt and I both had the day off work and we decided to pop down and take a tour. Here’s what you can expect from York’s Chocolate Story.
Last year I wrote a post for my dad for Father’s Day as a kind of ‘present’ to him as I always really struggle with buying him gifts.
Whether it’s for Christmas, his birthday or Father’s Day, I never know what to buy him. My parents are notorious for buying me the most amazing gifts for every ocassion for myself and my siblings and I always feel so bad that I can never properly return the favour.
My dad is incredibly important to me so I always try my best to get him the most thoughtful gifts I possibly can; here’s why I struggle to get my dad what he deserves for Father’s Day and what I end up buying instead.
Last week I was very kindly invited to my all-time favourite restaurant to try out their new menu. I’ve been obsessed with Cosy Club ever since my friend introduced me to it last October and it’s been my favourite place to eat ever since.
So when I was invited back to try out the new menu at Cosy Club it only felt right that I should take the person who introduced me to it all those months ago.
Here’s what Katie and I ate when we tried out the new menu last week!