Welcome to my weekly roundup of things I have been doing/loving.
Recording my second podcast episode
Over Christmas I came up with the idea of developing my own podcast, centred around the theme of resilience - essentially exploring how people cope under pressure. Since then I’ve managed to record my first episode, gather some initial user feedback and come up with a name - The Brave.
This week I attempted to record my first episode in an interview format (which will be the arrangement going forward I hope) with guest speaker Alex Burbidge. We had a great conversation about coping with stress at work and climbing the career ladder whilst also maintaining your sanity. It’s hopefully going to make for really interesting listening!
My release plan is to get a few more episodes under my belt, then go live in late February/early March. It’s been a real learning curve, as I haven’t touched any form audio editing software properly in years. Hopefully some lingering nuggets of information from my music Technology A-Level will resurface and come to my aid…
Being pampered at Rush Hair York [Ad - Gifted]
On Thursday I headed into the city centre for an evening of pampering at York’s Rush Hair and Beauty salon. After relaxing and chatting over a few bottles of prosecco, one of the lovely stylists managed to tame my locks into these gorgeous Dutch braids.
Apparently Dutch braids give a less pristine finish than French braids and are perfect if you don’t fancy a super polished look. It was really nice to try out a style which a. I do not have the manual dexterity to achieve myself, b. do not have the time or patience for on a normal morning.
Alongside experimenting with a new style, I also managed to catch up with some of my favourite local bloggers and take a good look round the sparkling clean and obviously well equipped salon.
Exploring Altrincham’s Belgian beer scene
I’ve been getting to know Manchester and its surroundings on a semi-regular basis for a couple of years now and have to say that Altrincham has become one of my foodie favourite places.
Alongside the thriving food/drink scene at Altrincham Market, the town also boasts three Belgian beer bars (four if you count a small shop you can also drink in). My favourite is the aptly named Belgian Bar which boasts an expansive bottle selection, alongside a few popular names on draught.
Whilst I admittedly haven’t eaten here in a few years (that meal was excellent), the food coming out the kitchen looked and smelled incredible. Alas, we were saving ourselves for one of the various food outlets in the market…