Mums Day Out at Manchester Christmas Markets

2016, eh?

What. A. Year.

Shock celebrity deaths, Brexit and President Trump to name but a few events… but one of the most significant to me? My family moving into a lovely and very happily welcomed new home. But this happy event was over shadowed by a close family member under going treatment for cancer.

The good news is that he is well on the mend. The bad news is that I feel like it may take a little while longer for the emotional scars to heal in our immediate family. But this is something we can work on together – safe in the knowledge that we are all together.

2016 also marked the year that my Mum turned 60.

We celebrated the day with cherry scones and pink lemonade at Bents, but this was about as far as the celebrations went. Not just the logistics of working around a sick family member, a toddler and a house move… but it just seemed as though none of us were in the party spirit. Read more

The Only Way is St Helens

It seems that 2016 has been a crazy year… and it’s about to get crazier. The Only Way is St Helens this Christmas as The Only Way is Essex stars prepare to appear in the St Helens Theatre Royal’s Christmas Panto – ALADDIN.

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Look After The Pennies…

It has been a super busy few months – if you are a regular reader, you may have noticed I’ve been publishing less. For no other reason than I’ve been working, mumming, eating and sleeping and binge watching Desperate Housewives.

It is because I am so busy, and work so hard for my money that I’m fairly precious about how much I give out on a monthly basis… but my time is very precious too.

Look After The Pennies... written by katie haydock for life on vista street uk blog

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Looks Like Halloween, Smells Like Christmas with Inntravel

Many moons ago I used to work in travel. I spent five and a half years selling holidays to the general public and dreaming about the trips I wanted to take. Things like this Secret Treasures of the Caribbean trip with Inntravel.

In a nut shell it’s 10 days of walking sections of the Caribbean’s long-distance walking trail, hiking, snorkelling and sampling indigenous Kalinago culture. Read more

Ten

It’s always nice to have a special link to the important moments in life. Like the lyrics to a song reminding you of a date, or the way the weather turns cold and reminds you a lingering feeling…

Well… if you follow me on social media you may have noticed that my Mr and I recently celebrated our TENTH wedding anniversary. You could also have spotted that we were *rather* dressed up for the occasion.

Me and this dude. Been married for a decade!! Wouldn’t live my life any other way 😍😘

A photo posted by Katie Haydock (@lifeonvista) on


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