The Best UK Christmas Shopping Destinations

•Collaborative post• Planning your Christmas shopping and not sure where to go? I’ve put together a list of some of the best UK Christmas shopping destinations including high street and designer shops, department stores and winter wonderland markets – you can thank me later! Liverpool ONE Located right in the city centre, with views of the historic docks and beautiful waterfront, and offering the perfect mix of high-street and designer...

Festive Menus at The Riverside & The Cliff

•Press visits• Now December has arrived, I am feeling my excitement for Christmas has accelerated, so apologies for all the festive content at the moment! I was recently invited along to try out the newly launched festive menus at both The Riverside and The Cliff, which both come under the same umbrella of Premium Country Pubs. I took my mum along to The Riverside on a Sunday evening, to enjoy...

A Visit to the Monart Spa in Poundbury

•Press visit• When I think of all the opportunities I have had thanks to writing my blog, there are some that just stand out. My visit to the Monart Spa in Poundbury last week is definitely something I will remember. Poundbury, in Dorchester, is an hour’s drive from me in Bournemouth but the route is straightforward and it was a nice enough drive over there on a midweek morning. I...

Writing a Joint Will with SmartWill

•Gifted• At the grand old age of thirty, I am a little ashamed to admit that I have never written a proper, legitimate will before now. I did write something up when I was in my early twenties, which I believe will provide some amusement after I pass away (the music was Mad World, after I became obsessed with the Skins TV Show cover version), but it really didn’t cover...

Our Christmas Traditions as a Family

•Features gifted items• For me, the beginning of December marks the start of our Christmas countdown. Our Christmas traditions, as a family, have grown and developed over the past few years, and now I feel like we do some set things every year, without fail. It’s nice to have these traditions, which the children get used to and look forward to, and I am excited to share them with my...