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Monday, October 20, 2014

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel: Luxury & Tranquility in the Moors

Our brilliant night's stay in one of North Yorkshire's luxury country house hotels!
Welcome to the tranquil Ox Pasture Hall Hotel in Scarborough, North Yorkshire |

Ox Pasture Hall is a four-star country house hotel, restaurant and venue in Scarborough, nestled in a picturesque valley along the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors. Ox Pasture Hall Hotel is full of lovely surprises--the journey from Manchester to Yorkshire is always breathtaking, rising along tops of the Pennines and racing downhill, through valleys clustered with quaint English villages. On your approach to Ox Pasture, it feels urban as you pass Scarborough Hospital, but you wind through Raincliffe Woods and came upon the secluded luxury North Yorkshire hotel, passing a lake and a field of foal and ponies.

Ox Pasture Hall Hotel's welcoming & beautiful facitility |

I am happy to announce that every day this week, I will be posting about my experience at Ox Pasture Hall Hotel. I'll recount our journey, the facilities, the food, the venue and the surrounding area and attractions. I hope you'll join me on this virtual trip to one of the most beautiful, welcoming hotels I've had the pleasure of staying in.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wake up to a fry up with an American twist at TGI Friday's in Manchester

Fried eggs, sweet candied bacon and barbecue beans steal the spotlight in TGI Friday's new Jack Daniel's American breakfast! I lined my tummy and settled into a comfy booth at Manchester Piccadilly to review the franchise's latest endeavour and newest restaurant.
A review of the new breakfast menu at TGI Friday's at Manchester's new Fast Track train station restaurant |

TGI Friday's has always been a big part of my life. I've celebrated birthdays in the candy cane striped booths of its American franchises, shoveling in tortilla chips dipped in iconic Friday's spinach artichoke dip. A few months ago, the husband and I were invited to Friday's #burgerface event at a different Manchester branch. When I was approached about heading to a brand new TGI Friday's to review their new breakfast menu, I jumped at the chance: breakfast + TGI Friday's = two of my favourite things.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Why your Pinterest feed has changed & what you can do about it

In light of Pinterest's new changes, here's everything you need to know & what you can do about them.

Social media platforms pride themselves on their adaptability. With new platforms emerging every day, threatening the success and exclusivity large platforms have, the need to secure their place in the market means they are likely to make quick, and at times, devastating changes.

Pinterest, who has, until now, been very user-focused suddenly unrolled a massive change to its user Pinterest feed that has bloggers and business owners scratching their heads and confused. Here's a break down of what's changed and what you can do to get it back to normal.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Degustabox: Your Monthly Surprise Food Box Review

A foodie's dream come true, Degustabox is a monthly box filled with new products to try and fall in love with before they hit supermarket shelves!
Degustabox is a to-your-door monthly food box filledwith up to 14 products new to supermarket shelves. | Anyonita Nibbles
Hand over heart, I'm a bona fide foodie, the kind bad internet memes have been created to mock. My idea of a good time while on holiday, is discovering new supermarkets and food markets and marveling at the local produce and delicacies. With being in love with every aspect of food, from its origin to the ways in which its eaten, comes a true excitement for new products. When supermarket staff peddle samples of new products, I'm first in the queue for a taste.

That's why I love Degustabox--there's no need to queue! Or even to visit the shops, because they send up to 14 food items to you directly every single month. Many of those items are products that will be new to shop shelves. Degustabox satisfies my foodie curiosity of new foods and flavours while keeping my pantry stocked. It's a win-win.

Degustas box is your monlthly surprise food box |

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tart Cherry Scones {Contributor Post}

Fluffy scones studded with plump, tart cherries perfect for breakfast or tea time!
Fluffy scones studded with plump, tart cherries |
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Tart Cherry Scones

Hello, this is Sarah from The Chef Next Door, one of the new contributors here at Anyonita Nibbles! I'm really excited to join the team and look forward to sharing some delicious recipes with you!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Why I'm not a Stay at Home Mom & Full-time Blogger Anymore

I've swapped the incessant loop of children's TV and being a stay-at-home mom & full-time blogger with a more conventional role. Loads of you have been in contact asking why & what the future of Anyonita Nibbles will be. Here are your answers!

From the moment this blog started (awkwardly, nearly five years ago) I've always been honest and open. When I started blogging it was because I wanted to keep track of the food I cooked and the recipes we tried and, as a completely self-taught cook, it was proof for the folks back home. Over the years, as Anyonita Nibbles grew into a successful blog, I was able to use it to supplement my income and then, after having Callum (the cutie on this post's main image) nearly three years ago, Anyonita Nibbles became my main source of income.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Fruity Energizing Protein Smoothie {Contributor Post}

Two-ingredient smoothie full of protein to help get your day off to a fantastic start!
A delicious v8 and protein powder smoothie that's healthy, too! |

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Fruity Energizing Protein Smoothie

Hello, everyone! I'm so excited to be posing for the first time on Anyonita's blog! I always drool over her recipes and photography, so hopefully I am doing her blog justice with this yummy smoothie!

I love smoothies.You may even call me obsessed. It's just so easy to throw a bunch of healthy things into a blender to get some nutrients into your belly fast. What's even easier is when the smoothie only involves two main ingredients. This fruity energizing smoothie can be whipped up in two minutes and will give you plenty of energy to tackle whatever you have on your plate for the day.

Pink power protein smoothie from Semi Health Nut for

Monday, October 6, 2014

Whodunit? Murder Mystery Dinner with BGO & Joe Blogs

30 of the UK's best bloggers met to don their thinking caps and solve a murder between courses in Manchester.
BGO and Joe Blogs hosted a murder mystery dinner in Manchester for UK bloggers |
It might be strange, but attending a murder mystery dinner has been on my bucket list since I was old enough to say whodunit?! About two weeks ago, as Manchester started its slow evolution into chillier climes, I, along with 29 other fantastic female bloggers, headed to the city's gleaming Renaissance Hotel to solve a most sinister crime.