The Only Way is Essex – Pubs, Hen Nights, Live Music & More!


Hello fellow bloggers!

Yet again I have been AWOL a fair while – this time owing to a combination of work and the dreaded summerholigeddon (2 weeks down, 3 and a half to go!). However I thought I would pop on and share with you one of my ongoing jobs that I am absolutely loving at the moment!

A while back now I started a contract providing blog posts for a website called iHeartEssex which is all about, yep you guessed it – Essex (UK for any of my readers across the puddle or the pond!). Its a fantastic website which looks at all of the best social aspects of life in Essex including the best pubs, clubs, restaurants, events, live music venues and more.

With the popularity of a reality TV show known as TOWIE (The Only Way Is Essex) we also decided to focus on how to do a girls night out TOWIE style by visiting some of the salons, restaurants and clubs featured in the show. This blog post has been way popular so I thought I would share that, and a couple of the others, here with you. If you want to give them a sneaky share yourself then that would be awesome too 😉

The Only Way is Essex – How to do a TOWIE Style Girls Night Out!

Best Pub Gardens for Families in Essex

Best Live Music Venues in Essex

Hopefully once the gruesome twosome are back to school then I can get back to my regularly scheduled programming!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dee xoxo

Top 10 Tunes from my “partying days”


I was inspired to write this blog post after discussing old “going out” tunes with an old school friend this week. She was listening to Kisstory and a lot of the music we used to dance to in our late teens and early twenties was being played. She messaged me to tell me and the nostalgia truly hit both of us.

I was thinking this morning, when does “Old School” become really Old “Old School” as I am sure the youth of today must think these songs are ancient! But anyway, here are my top 10 tunes from my own “youth”! (They are in no specific order as I am terribly indecisive and couldn’t pick any favourites!)

1. 50 Cent Candy Shop

I spent a while working in a local nightclub – incidentally where I met my now husband – and this song was also constant in room my bar was in.

2. J-Kwon Tipsy

3. Shaggy It wasn’t me

Even now I can’t help but sing along with a bit of Shaggy!

4. Sisqo Thong Song

Will always ALWAYS remind me of one of my oldest friend’s, Hayley

5. Mis-Teeq Scandalous

Will always ALWAYS remind me of another friend, Lisa’s, 21st birthday partying it up in central London

6. Salt-N-Pepa Push It

Try not to dance to it, I dare you…. still catchy as hell

7. Christina Aguilera Dirrty

We had ALL the moves, or at least we thought we did!

8. DMX – Party Up

9. 50 Cent – In Da Club

10. Fatman Scoop – Be Faithful

Possibly the BIGGEST party tune of my early 20s!

So that’s it really, just a little nostalgic blog, hope you enjoy some of the tunes I have shared 🙂