My day at Buckingham Palace – What to wear to an Investiture?

Ringo Starr, Nick Clegg, Jilly Cooper and Wiley were all listed in the 2018 New Year's Honours list. All big names, with varied careers, who were awarded knighthoods, a CBE and an MBE this spring. But, a much more important person on that list (well, to me at least!) was my dad, who was awarded an … Continue reading My day at Buckingham Palace – What to wear to an Investiture?

BorrowMyDoggy Review – How I became a puppy pal

Readers, I've met someone. He's dark, handsome, fun, affectionate, likes going for long walks and loves snuggling with me on the sofa. Who is this mystery man you ask? Well, his name is Reuben and he's an eight-month-old miniature dachshund. 'Puppy' was the word scrawled across the top of my Christmas list every December since … Continue reading BorrowMyDoggy Review – How I became a puppy pal

Blogging with an iPhone: how I shoot and edit photos on my mobile

When I started this blog, I didn't even own a camera. Instead, made one big investment. I bought an iPhone 7 Plus knowing it could produce great photos, without the hassle of carrying around heaps of expensive photography equipment. One year later, still no camera. I love using my iPhone for blogging as it means I … Continue reading Blogging with an iPhone: how I shoot and edit photos on my mobile

Floatation Therapy – Are sensory deprivation tanks good for your mental health?

For years I've thought this whole mindfulness thing was a fad. I'd downloaded Headspace, I'd tried to clear my brain but nothing worked - I just couldn't meditate! But, while researching cryotherapy for this blog, I stumbled across floatation therapy, which involves lying in sensory deprivation tank filled with salt water, the latest 'wellness' trend. The … Continue reading Floatation Therapy – Are sensory deprivation tanks good for your mental health?

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Presents for Him & Her

It's that time of the year again. It might feel like Christmas was only seconds ago but now February 14th is just weeks away... and that means V-DAY. Whether you like to splash out on heaps of presents and a fancy meal or have a more low-key celebration like cooking a romantic dinner at home, Valentine's … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Presents for Him & Her