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16/11/2013

The New Northerner and BIG Blog Giveaway

So we have a very exciting post today, I wanted to introduce you to the lovely Lucy from the foodie travel inspired blog The New Northern and we also have an AMAZING giveaway with tons of prizes for one special reader….first of all let me introduce Lucy

New Northerner


Hello! I’m Lucy. After growing up on the family dairy farm in Somerset, I now live up north in Manchester. I blog about my life and loves as I enjoy turning into a northerner, from trying the yummiest food that the city has to offer and exploring the sights, as well as the little joys in life such as my questionable attempts at baking, rambling in the countryside and enjoying home comforts.

2. You’re a southerner living in a northern city, how did that happen?

When it came towards leaving university and looking for a graduate job, I always knew that I’d end up moving away from home as there aren’t many job opportunities in the middle of Somerset, unless you’re looking to work on a farm. Whilst I love animals and always helped out on the farm when I was younger, manual labour in all winds and weathers wasn’t particularly appealing for a 21 year old girl, so I sent off applications for a few graduate jobs all around the country. Luckily enough I got a job offer in Manchester. I didn’t know the city at all before I went there for interviews, and didn’t know a single soul there, but I took the gamble that I would like it, and I’ve been here ever since.


The New Northerner


3. You recently went to Italy, how was that, what were the highlights

Oh, there are so many to choose from! Florence was just beautiful; I seriously wish I could move there! The artwork everywhere was also absolutely stunning, from sculptures to portraits…even the ceilings.
In Rome, I adored the Palazzo Doria Pamphilj – a gorgeous little hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Italian travels


4. What is your number one country to visit on your bucket list and why?

I would love to visit Morocco. The bustling markets and ornate palaces look like they’d just suck me in, whilst the blend of European and Islamic influences makes for a fascinating culture.

5. You look like a person who loves good food, what is your favourite dish?

My favourite meal in the whole world has to be my Grandma’s roast dinners. Succulent beef soaked in gravy, roast potatoes that melt in the mouth…it’s seriously the best. When it comes to dessert, I have a massive sweet tooth so my current favourite treat are macarons!


Pretty macaroni



6. You have said to be a bit of a beauty product hoarder, what is the one beauty product you cannot live without and why?

My favourite has to be my L’Occitane Angelica UV Shield moisturiser. I’m super pale so I have to wear a good SPF in the summer, yet many sun lotions can feel thick and sticky. This just glides over the skin, feeling really luxurious, whilst still feeling light and not at all heavy.




7. One thing most people don't know about you?

I absolutely adore musicals. From cheese-tastic Mamma Mia to the jaw-droppingly spectacular Phantom of the Opera. Personally, I couldn’t sing to save my life, but I really enjoy it when other people can do it so well!

Please do pop over and check out Lucy's blog - The New Northerner


So back to the second instalment of this post - the Big Blog November Giveaway, which I have to say is amazing and a big thanks to all the sponsors who have contributed towards it. It's open WorldWide and includes Ad space, Starbucks voucher, jewellery and a beauty product.



Sponsors

Laura and John from Side Street Style
Jaclyn from Jac & Elsie
Christina from Polka Dot Heart
Nicole from Feisty Mom
Amanda from Niesciors Notes


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49 comments:

  1. I looooove a good pot roast! Can't wait to make one now that it is fall!

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  2. I haven't been many places but I lived in Germany and loved it I love the town there Celle it is beautiful xx
    www.jadesjourneyoflife.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. My fav place in the world is Greece :) Any place in Greece by the sea, with clear water and soft sand...

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  4. I went to Prague when I was younger and it was absolutely beautiful! That macaroon looks delicious by the way! :)

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  5. My fav place in the world?? Home! ^_^
    But I loved Brazil!

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  6. My favorite place in the world is Venice Beach, CA.

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  7. I haven't been anywhere but I would love to go to Budapest.

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  8. I love her bicycle! The water mellon wheel is so cute

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  9. I'm boring but my fav place in the world is my home!

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  10. Right here.. In my bed, under my blankets, with my beautiful wife by my side.

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  11. Australia which I have yet to travel!

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  12. Disney World Meredith245 at yahoo dot com

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  13. Sydney Australia, I'd love to go back as I was only 14 when I went and I don't think i appreciated it enough

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  14. Favourite place in the world...home! x

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  15. favorite place in the world is definitely my couch in my childhood home

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  16. My favorite place in the world is anywhere in the Caribbean

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  17. I love Vancouver, can't wait to take the kids there one day

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  18. My favorite place in the world would have to be the coast of Maine.

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  19. My heart is close to home: there are a number of spots on Cardigan Bay that compete strongly for the my favourite place title.

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  20. Oh i've been away for a while and just realised you are having this giveaway, and it's so huge :) thank you so much!

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  21. My grandma's kitchen was always my favorite place in the world! :)

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  22. I cannot get over the melon bike..that is way awesome. I want one.

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  23. Thank you so much! Mine is Seefeld, Austria.

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  24. My mums house in Portobello Road, London

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  25. The Champs Elysee in Paris has to be one of my favourites or Noss Mayo in Devon.

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  26. In my travels I think I really adored Paris but I'm also in love with my hometown Austin.

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  27. Anywhere by the sea. The Seychelles was pretty awesome

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  28. I love it here in Wales - the mountains feel like home :)

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  29. Right here - my home city of exeter

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  30. favourite place as in a destination would have to be Cuba - gorgeou amazing place.
    favourite place...gotta be my bed!! Esp during the winter!!

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  31. My favourite place in the world is Cyprus. Such a beautiful place.
    www.leeshastarr.com

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  32. My favorite place is Seaside Park, NJ

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  33. i was on vacation in california in santa barbara,that is my favorite place,so pretty

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  34. my favorite place would be santa barbara in california

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  35. OOooooo it would be a toss up between Las Vegas and Paris

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