14 Ways to Celebrate Being Single on Valentines Day

14 Ways To Celebrate Being Single on Valentines Day

Valentines Day. The most romantic day of the year. It’s a day where couples show the world how utterly in love they are. But how accurate is this? As a singleton you’ll see all degrees of ‘romantic’ gestures but do you really know how many of these couples are truly happy? Of course you don’t, which is […]

Five Tips To Get Your Sparkle Back

Happy to be alive quote

There have been times, over the years, when I didn’t quite feel like me anymore. To start with I couldn’t quite define what was wrong. Then gradually I realised what it was. I had lost my sparkle. My bubbles. My effervescence. My glow. Just like diamonds each and everyone of us are precious and deserve […]

Festive Season London

Oxford Street, London

It was my birthday a few weeks ago and as part of my celebrations Mum and I took a trip to London. We both hadn’t visited in quite a while and decided it would help us get in the festive spirit. We took the lunchtime train to Marylebone and grabbed a cab straight to Marylebone […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hanbury Hall and Gardens – The Staff and Volunteers

Hanbury Hall and Gardens - Conservation

Having spent the day with the staff and volunteers at Hanbury Hall and Gardens, every person I met enthused about their role. Without these dedicated and passionate people we wouldn’t have such fabulous properties and heritage sites to visit.  Here’s an insight into what it takes to look after the house and gardens at Hanbury […]

Postcards from the Sandringham Estate

Sandringham Church, Sandringham Estate, Norfolk

I adore visiting the Sandringham Estate. From the open spaces, woodland walks to the church and the house, it’s a familiar place that always delivers on that happy feeling. On our recent short break to Norfolk, having never visited the Sandringham Estate before, Mum was keen to pay a visit. Just to manage her expectations […]

Folly Tearoom in Holt – a vintage gem

Folly, Holt, Norfolk

I mentioned in Postcards from Holt that we had discovered a little gem of a tearoom. Folly Tearoom is situated at the end of Hoppers Yard and is a tranquil haven of vintage gorgeousness. When we first dropped by they were fully booked but the waitress took my number and said she would call when […]