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?
Sorry, I’ve been a little bit quiet on here, sometimes life takes over and last weekend was a very special one! I stayed at The Goring Hotel with my family, the night before my dad’s Investiture. He's just been awarded an OBE for services to education, and I'm a very proud daughter! Anyway, to mark the occasion, … Continue reading The Goring Hotel, Belgravia, London – A Review
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
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
If you're visiting Britain's capital, you have to have an afternoon tea. It is the most quintessentially English thing you can do of an afternoon and London has so many amazing afternoon teas on offer. When you do you have afternoon tea? Historically, it's meant to be served around 4pm, to fill the gap between … Continue reading The Best Afternoon Teas in London
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?
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