What I Wore To Haydock Racecourse

I do love day at the races. I love the frocks, the atmosphere and the flutters!

I’ve been to the races for three years on the run now (this is what I wore last year), but this month I managed to go alone… well, with a gaggle of giggling ladies anyhow.

Because it was for a special occasion we all stumped for the ‘posh’ enclosure too. Because of this I thought I had better get spruced up.

I acquired a beautiful, stalk emblazoned French Connection dress a few months back from a friend that was having a huge clear out… she was the friend that gifted me with a blue floral L K Bennett shirt dress too. Continue reading What I Wore To Haydock Racecourse

Little Miss Fish: My Captured Moment

A few weeks ago I mentioned in a round up post that we had spent a gloriously rainy Saturday afternoon at the Blue Planet Aquarium at Cheshire Oaks.

We had taken Little Miss to the small aquarium in Rhyl over a year ago. She was nine months old and was fast asleep at the time, so didn’t take a huge amount in… not surprisingly… Continue reading Little Miss Fish: My Captured Moment

A Wish for Summer…

A few months ago now I shared with you my love for an online archive of scrummy and slimming world adaptable recipes by a chef named Hari Ghotra. In light of the BBC considering a cull of the online Good Food archives, Ghotra’s online Summer Recipe cards are certainly something to keep in mind.

Here are a few of my favourite recipes and their syn values:

A Wish for Summer... written by katie haydock for life on vista street on behalf of hari ghotra

Coconut and Vanilla Ice Cream
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Disney on Ice Presents: FROZEN

Elsa and Anna get their skates on for winter 2016 as Disney On Ice presents Frozen to Liverpool for the First Time In FOREVER…. Geddit?!

Disney on Ice Presents: FROZEN by katie haydock for life on vista street

“Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond imagination when Disney On Ice presents Frozen.”

Disney on Ice announced that its 34th Disney On Ice spectacular will bring the Academy Award® winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, to life. Frozen On Ice is set to mesmerise audiences when the show skates into Echo Arena Liverpool from 30 November – 4 December for 9 magical shows.

The entire Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this brand new production, capturing the dynamic between the two royal sisters. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her freezing powers.

Rugged mountain man Kristoff (people smell better than reindeer), his loyal reindeer Sven (reindeer’s are better than people), the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”

Disney on Ice Presents: FROZEN by katie haydock for life on vista street

I am so looking forward to seeing the story up close, the costumes and the set design: not to mention the talent of the cast on ice.

Will Elsa’s magic will be enhanced by state-of-the art special effects? We can’t wait to see! Producers Nicole Feld and Kenneth Feld have selected the brightest and most creative minds in the industry to put together this spectacular show.

Disney on Ice Presents: FROZEN by katie haydock for life on vista street

Tickets go on sale on Friday 20 May at 9am – HURRY! Don’t miss out!

Tickets and a complete list of tour dates available via www.disneyonice.com and www.echoarena.com or via the Echo Arena Box Office on 0844 8000 400.

Love and FROZEN kisses

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*Not sponsored – just really, REALLY excited*

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It Started With A Skirt… Five under £5

It started with a skirt.

This skirt.

It started with a skirt... Five under £5 written by katie haydock for life on vista street lifestyle and parenting foodie blog

It was £1.99 from the local British Red Cross charity shop. I picked it up and swooned at the bargain price for a Next Special Purchase item.

Famous amongst my friends for ‘not doing stripes’ I thought that this little beauty could turn things around… but when I got home on that fateful June afternoon the size 16 mini skirt wouldn’t go anywhere near me.

I felt betrayed by my own body.

Then I felt fat.

And then I felt sad.

And then things got much, much worse to a point where I gained a whole dress size in a month because I was so down about my size. Logic? I know…

By July 2015 I had stopped shopping because I refused to buy size 18’s and 20’s. Instead I joined Slimming World and changed my life – you can read more about my journey here – and the rest as they say is history. Continue reading It Started With A Skirt… Five under £5