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5 Reasons to go to the Theatre in Manchester

[Gifted – this post is written in collaboration with The Opera House and Palace Theatres – I have been gifted tickets to attend a number of shows, but my views are purely my own and recommendations entirely genuine.]

I have always been an avid lover of the theatre and live performances. When I used to live in London, I’d regularly attend shows in the West End and since moving to Manchester, I’ve become a regular at two of Manchester’s best theatre venues: The Opera House and Palace Theatre. This year, I’ve seen some amazing shows and I’ve got some more lined-up too, so I thought I’d best put together a post of the 5 reasons to go to the theatre, right here in Manchester…

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Rediscovering my style in my thirties

There’s this moment when it feels like people start to notice you again after having babies. “You’re looking really great”. “You’ve got a spring in your step”. For me, that’s been at about the same time with both of my children, approximately 9-10 months after giving birth. Something just clicked and I felt ready, both physically and mentally to focus on myself a little bit again.

The same sort of thing happened when I entered my thirties I think. People noticed me less, I was happily married, comfortable and not as bothered about impressing people. With my thirties, came a new sense of self-confidence and generally, I’m pretty happy with the person I am, the friend I am, the wife I am.

Both entering my thirties and having babies has left me in a sort of no-man’s-land when it comes to my personal style and what I enjoy wearing. My overly-stuffed wardrobe is in a constant state of limbo – things I used to wear before I became pregnant (in my twenties) and the things I’m wearing because my body isn’t yet back to it’s optimum weight or shape. I purchase items to disguise the bits about my body that I’m not currently happy with, which in turn, leaves me frustrated as I don’t feel like they reflect my style or how I feel, or even really suit me. Can you relate?

I’m now at a point where I’m rediscovering my style, and here’s why…

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Not enough hours in the day with JORD wood watch

**[Gifted-Ad]: This beautiful watch was gifted to me by Jord. I feel very lucky and one of the amazing things about being a blogger, is getting to discover brands you’ve never heard of before. So, as always, I wouldn’t write about it if I didn’t genuinely love the brand and think you guys might like it too!**

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll hear me talking a lot on my stories about time or lack thereof! As a working mum of two, I run my own businesses and therefore maternity leave this time round was non-existent. Instead, I was back to work with my 2-week old baby and he comes everywhere with me: to meetings, events and coffees. I wouldn’t have it any other way but I have never been so fixated on time as I am now, purely because, there just isn’t enough hours in the day!

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A day in the life of me…

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Being a “mumboss”, the juggle is real! I find I have to slip effortlessly from mum, to content creator, to CEO, to wife and back to mum again – sometimes all within the same hour!

An average week day for me looks like this:

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