10 Weird and Wonderful Things About Flats

Over the past ten years I have moved several times. Although I now live in a house, our last property was a maisonette and I have lived in a couple of flats as well. Flats account for a high proportion of homes in the UK – about an eighth of residences in England alone.  With the global population predicted to rise even higher in the next few decades, and city...

February Beauty Favourites

Didn’t January feel like it would last forever? I must admit, I have a bit of a soft spot for February. Yes, it is still pretty cold and grey and gloomy, but the sun seems to be peeking through the clouds that little bit more and the mornings are that little bit brighter. Plus there’s Valentine’s Day and I have lots of family birthdays to celebrate as well. I have...

What I’ve Been Reading so Far in 2019

I absolutely love reading, and I really love putting together mini review posts like these but I am awful at prioritising time for myself to read! For this reason, these posts are few and far between, but as I have managed to read a few different books recently, I thought I would share what I’ve been reading so far in 2019. An Unwanted Guest I absolutely loved Shari Lapena’s The...

My Heart Belongs to New Look

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I for one am super excited to have a perfect excuse to get dressed up, even if our plans involve staying in with pizza and takeaway desserts (Sprinkles has been calling to me ever since we last had crepes there). I have recently treated myself to a few new pieces from my high street favourite – New Look, and figured I would...

Cocktails and Cake – A Tipsy Afternoon Tea at Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road

Last Saturday I headed over to the newly opened Slug & Lettuce Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth to sample their Cocktails and Cake afternoon tea. I have sampled a few afternoon teas over the past few months, so I was quite intrigued to try their tipsy take on the British classic. I also got to take along my mum, which was lovely as we don’t see each other as often...

What to Expect From a Salon Blow Dry

I am going to admit something perhaps a little unusual. I almost reached the age of thirty having never experienced a salon blow dry. Now, that isn’t to say I haven’t had my hair blow dried at the salon before, but I hadn’t visited a hairdressing salon purely for a blow dry. I had always had my hair cut first, with the blow dry merely a finish to the other...

5 Tips for Destination Wedding Couples to Make the Most of Your Day

When I married my husband Ed two years ago in Santorini, I wanted to savour every moment. Having been married previously, I was well aware how true it was that your wedding day flies by and time seems to speed up when you desperately want it to slow down so you can enjoy every second. As the wedding was in Santorini at the beginning of September, temperatures were high and...

An Open Letter to Myself Before Children

I don’t really know how to start this. It’s all a little strange writing to yourself isn’t it? What I do know is that if you could read this letter, it would bring you some comfort knowing that, although your life is about to change completely, it will be for the better. Trust me. Right now you are unsure of yourself, of what you want to be ‘when you grow...

3 Signs You Might Need to Replace Your Boiler

We are currently renting the house we live in. In general I am not a fan of renting, it can feel like a waste of money, paying out each month without being any closer to owning your home. One of the main benefits of renting, however, is that you are not responsible for big household costs like needing to replace a boiler. The boiler in our home needed replacing at...