Bottomless Brunch at The One Elm

Bottomless Brunch at The One Elm, Stratford upon Avon

I have a confession…brunch has become one of my favourite foodie things to do, these days it is piping the post above afternoon tea. With a more balanced and healthier lifestyle, I feel I can indulge in a fabulous brunch without the guilt of excess sugar. That was until I tried the bottomless brunch at The One Elm […]

Living in the Moment

Trees, clouds and blue skies

Lately I’ve been enjoying living in the moment rather than instantly thinking about capturing moments on camera or frantically writing things down. There have been evenings where I’ve got home, from a night/ day out, and realised I hadn’t whipped my phone out to get that perfect Instagram worthy photo. I’ve enjoyed, and let others […]

Wondering through the Cotswolds Lavender Fields

Cotswolds Lavender Fields

I can’t believe it’s been four years since I last visited the Cotswolds Lavender Fields in Snowshill. A lot has happened since then, including having taken photography lessons, so I was keen to see how I’d improved. With such stunning scenery as my subject I surely couldn’t go far wrong. So this last weekend we took […]

A Change of Pace


Regular readers may have noticed, although I realise there has been a lot going on in the UK in the last month that I will forgive you if you haven’t, that I have been posting less often. I’ve been quietly trying to work out what direction to take with the blog and my social media. […]

How to Make Your Weekend Feel Longer

the Welsh countryside

Lately I’ve had weekends that just seemed to go on forever. Of course it’s helped that the sun has shined (at times) but it was more than that, it was the feeling of unlimited time and endless possibilities. It feels like I’ve had time to relax, rejuvenate and really enjoy life. I love these kinds […]

Life Lately

Hatton Locks Canal in Warwickshire

After a busy start to the year, with the day job, I’ve certainly made up for it over the last few months. I’d decided all work and no play was not achieving the balanced life I craved. So I got planning and booked in lots of activities with family, friends as well as a few […]

A Classic Car Escape in the Cotswolds

Driving through the Cotswolds in a classic car from Great Escapes Car

What could be better than driving through the Cotswolds in vintage cars? That’s exactly what I did a couple of weekends ago. Five cars over 100 miles  though the rolling countryside. It was one of the best days. It was an early morning start to get to the meeting point for Classic Car Escapes. I […]

The Gower Peninsula

Gower Peninsula

The Gower Peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty on the coast of Wales. And it certainly lives up to its name. As part of the Traverse 16 conference we were given the opportunity to pick a Sunday experience. As soon as I saw The Gower Peninsula listed I hit reply and I was […]