Motivational Monday – Let’s Prepare

autumn leaf

Motivational Monday – one word to inspire your month. We’re on the verge of entering my favourite time of the year. I absolutely love Autumn and now is the time to PREPARE for the change in the season. There’s a feel to the air that you only get at this time of year. It’s time […]

A Girly Date at Pizza Express

Veneziana pizza at Pizza Express

Is it me, or has the summer flown by? but gosh it’s been a great summer (which I still need to tell you all about). Having not seen my friend Em since the start of summer, we knew we were over due for a catch up. Que a mid week girly date. We popped over […]

Coffee Architects, Royal Leamington Spa

exterior of Coffee Architects, Royal Leamington Spa

I’ve been wanting to tell you about this little gem of a coffee shop for a while now.  Coffee Architects, in Royal Leamington Spa, is definitely my kind of coffee shop. From the interiors and atmosphere, to the food and cakes they have everything to make you return to try it all. Then repeat all […]

There’s No Place Like Home

New York, London, Paris, Rome are all very well, but this is home

After her travels along the yellow brick road, Dorothy may well have been right in saying…..There’s No Place Like Home. I love to travel and whether it’s a weekend away, a shortbreak or weeks at a time I always like coming home. As I step through my front door there’s a sense of familiarity and […]

A Weekend in Cornwall

Padstow, Cornwall

I love having quality time with my family and during August bank holiday we all took a trip to Cornwall. It’d been a couple of years since the last time I was there when I’d re-visited many of our childhood haunts. This time though, with three precious days, it was about relaxing. St Ives The first […]

Motivational Monday – Let’s Hope

Sunset in Cornwall

Motivational Monday – one word to inspire your month. With the change of the seasons there’s a feeling of HOPE. With a newness in the air that makes it feel like anything is possible. Like a fresh beginning every three months. It is a feeling to be relished. With each season bringing it’s own unique […]

How to Live in the Moment

Street art and bicycle in Barcelona

With so many demands on our time we’re all guilty of looking ahead and thinking of what’s to come.  Sometimes it’s easier to worry than to live in the moment. Until last year I fell into the camp of always looking ahead and trying to keep all the plates spinning. But after a life changing […]

Top of the Class at 45 Gin School

Belles Gin made at 45 Gin School Experience

There’s not much that will get me back to school but when there’s gin involved, now that’s another story. You can imagine my joy when I found out there is actually a gin school. Nestled in the Leicestershire countryside is 45 Gin School which is also home to Burleighs Dry London Gin. As soon as […]