Life Balance


This year more than ever I’ve discovered achieving a good life balance takes work. Not a revelation in itself I know. Lots of people talk about the ultimate work life balance. But how many actually achieve it? Up until this year I’d have said I’ve always managed to achieve a good balance. Sure sometimes work […]

Cosy Night In


Winter Warmers Survival Kit from Kaleidoscope

Now the clocks have turned back and the nights are getting darker, earlier, it’s definitely time to get cosy. With nights, through autumn and winter, ranging from cold & crisp to damp & wet, both will have me reaching for my winter survival kit of blankets, candles and a warm drink. Nothing shouts cosy than […]

Brunch for Two


Cafe Viola, Knowle

I know I’ve said this before, but I’m going to say it again, I love meeting friends over brunch.  It’s a great way to have a catch up as well as discovering new places.  Which is exactly what I did a few weeks ago with a fellow foodie blogger.  I hadn’t seen Anna, from Word […]

Life on the Ocean Wave


Le Harve, France

I recently enjoyed a short break with my family.  We took a mini cruise from Southampton aboard Independence of the Seas.  This was my second mini cruise, as well as my second time cruising, you can read about my first cruise experience . We had a pleasant and trouble free journey to Southampton and arrived to […]

Take 12 Trips


Dundalk, Ireland

Last September my friend Clare from Need Another Holiday set herself a challenge to Take 12 Trips in a year. These could be anything from a day trip to a short break to a long vacation. Thinking what a fabulous idea this was I decided to join her to see if I too could discover […]

Follies at Packwood


Packwood, Warwickshire

I’m glad to say, even though autumn has taken it’s grip, I’m still remembering summer days out. I love spending time with my nephews and late in the summer we spent the afternoon exploring the Follies at Packwood in Warwickshire. The Follies were produced by Hilary Jack, who had been commissioned by Packwood, creating the mystical, […]

All Wrapped Up


Sequinned scarves

The mornings and evenings have definitely started to have that cool crisp autumn feel.  The leaves are changing colour with glimmers of gold and red glistening in the sunshine. The onset of autumnal weather means I get to wear one of my favourite accessories. Scarves. For at least six months of the year I will […]

As American as Cherry Pie


Le Keux Milk Shake Bar and Soda Shop

Since visiting an all American diner on Route 66 during my first visit, many years ago, to America I’ve had a thing for this traditionally American eatery.  There’s something about the style, of them, that gets me excited as I was that first time.  I’ve recently discovered a vintage American diner a little closer to […]