Remember when you were in school and you were ‘forced’ to read the likes of the ‘Canterbury Tales’ or ‘War and Peace’ and then analyse every page, paragraph, sentence and word? For most, it is one of the most mundane and laborious tasks in the whole of your schooling life. … More Happy Birthday Emily Bronte
Spring is the perfect time to have a little getaway and that is exactly what we did. Early last Saturday, packed to the rafters, we made the nearly eight hour journey to Lochailort, Scotland. The little Highland hamlet was the ideal location for relaxation, mindful walks and getting away from the daily grind. … More Lochailort, Scotland
If you’re from Lincolnshire (or possibly other areas of the UK) you will have no doubt heard of Stokes. They have been on the Lincoln High Street for as far back as I can remember and I was really pleased when I heard that they were opening a new cafe on The Lawn. … More Stokes @ The Lawn
Just recently I’ve been trying to mix things up a bit when it comes to my make-up. I also decided to start using some of the products that have been stored away in my make-up bags (often still in their original packaging).
I thought I’d share my favourites with you, alongside some oldies, but goodies too. … More Favourite make-up products
Winter can be harsh – bitterly cold, wet and coming in and out of rooms filled with the warmth of central heating can be a nightmare for our skin. But I find comfort in those lovely products that help to nourish skin and relax the mind. … More Top 5 beauty products – Winter 2018
Last weekend as I made my way through the mountain of ironing the two of us seemed to have accumulated, I turned on the TV to find that one of my favourite movies was playing.
That movie is ‘Julie and Julia’: the story of two women and their love for food and cookery. … More My joy in cooking
From as far back as I can remember, New York was always the place I dreamed of visiting. Of walking down Fifth Avenue taking in all the brightly-lit shopfronts, strolling through Central Park between family picnics and morning joggers. … More My favourite place in the world…
With a new year, comes a time to reflect and time to make plans for the year ahead (I now have a new, trusty Filofax to help me out!). I can’t say that this year has been great – particularly the last few weeks. Its been pretty hard work but I feel like this bodes … More New year, new plans
I am loving Nigella Lawson’s new book ‘At My Table’ – a perfect celebration of all the things food should be: easy, flavourful and comforting. On opening the crips new pages, I was instantly taken by the wonderful photography which makes the recipes come alive and your mouth starts to water. … More At My Table – Nigella Lawson