Life Lately


Marco's Italian, Kenilworth

The last few weeks have certainly whizzed by in a mixed blur of events and long hours working at the day job.  Have no fear life lately hasn’t been all been about work there’s been time spent having fun with friends.  It nice to be able to take a mid week day off and meet […]

Summer UK Food Festivals


Future Foodies, Birmingham

The fact hasn’t passed me by that we are already two weeks into the summer, which is why I thought I’d best set to planning which UK food festivals I am going to visit.  There’s lots of choice but there are only so many weekends in the three months of summer and so these are […]

Top 7 Liz Earle Products


Top Liz Earle products

I’ve been using Liz Earle for over eight years having been introduced to the brand with the legendary Hot Cleanse and Polish routine.  I was instantly hooked.  It was infinitely kinder to my skin than the product I was using at the time. There aren’t many things I haven’t tried and as the product range […]

Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor, Stratford upon Avon


Afternoon Tea at The Grosvenor in Stratford upon Avon

I can’t quite believe it’s been a year since I have indulged in afternoon tea and therefore felt I was long over due this indulgence.  A couple of Sundays ago I had a mother/ daughter day spending the afternoon in Stratford upon Avon at The Grosvenor partaking in afternoon tea. The Grosvenor is on the […]

Birmingham’s Hidden Spaces


Old Municipal Bank, Birmingham

I’m really enjoying get out and about with my camera and exploring the world around me.  The Instameets organised by Visit Birmingham are a great opportunity to do this.  Last weekend I joined my third Instameet to photography the Hidden Spaces in Birmingham.  This exciting Birmingham-based project is run by Associated Architects with the Royal […]

Motivational Monday – Let’s Shine


Motivational Monday Quote

Motivational Monday – one word to inspire your month. Today is the start of summer, here in the UK, and there’s no better time for you shine. There’s something about the warmth of the sun and being outdoors which provides that relaxed feel you only get at this time of year. The demands of everyday […]

Feeling Energised


Early morning

For the last two weeks I have been enjoying a new morning routine which is leaving me feeling energised.  I’ve previously written about my 10 Top Tips to Re-energise Your Life and along with my new routine, over the last few months, I’ve been taking my own advice enjoying having fun and re-energising my life. […]

Street Art in Birmingham


City of Colours, Digbeth, Birmingham

Having had so much fun on the inaugural Visit Birmingham Instameet photographing reflections around Paradise Circus, I was excited for the second instameet. This took place around the creative quarter in Digbeth, Birmingham’s urban heritage area, and focused on the street art developed for the City of Colours. The Instameet was led by street arts specialists, […]