If you're on Instagram, I'm sure you'll know all of the clichés by now. Dungarees and a Breton top, straw bags, Diptyque candles and, of course, flowers! We all love a good bloom, whether they're fresh and in a vase, on our clothes or in galvanised buckets outside a perfectly Instagrammable florist. So you can … Continue reading Let It Bloom: The Florist, Liverpool
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Ah, the fringe (or bangs, if you're from the other side of the pond). The Marmite of the hairdressing world. Most people I come across seem to either vehemently love or hate a fringe, or have some horror stories of having one cut too short or trying to grow one out. Image via Google One … Continue reading Fringe Benefits: How to style and maintain a fringe
When I was 18 and had just moved into my very first home away from home at university, I was desperate to make the bland, laminate furniture filled box feel a bit more like my own. It was the early 2000s and there was no real definitive 'style' in anything, interior or clothing or otherwise. … Continue reading Things I’ve Learned in My 30s: My Style Evolution and Being ‘Me’
In this blog series I will be exploring my experience of having a mental health condition. I will be talking about how my illness began, how it felt to go through a breakdown, the steps I took to get myself well enough to lead a 'normal' life and the techniques I used to manage it … Continue reading Coping with Anxiety #2: Time to Talk
In this blog series I will be exploring my experience of having a mental health condition. I will be talking about how my illness began, how it felt to go through a breakdown, the steps I took to get myself well enough to lead a 'normal' life and the techniques I used to manage it … Continue reading Coping with Anxiety #1: The Breakdown
December can be an expensive month for most people, especially if you have birthdays to contend with right before Christmas! It's my husband Michael's birthday on the 5th of December, and when I asked him what he wanted this year he said he didn't want 'stuff' anymore; he wants experiences and memories instead. Since moving … Continue reading Our festive trip to Clonakilty, Ireland
So this year we are hosting Christmas dinner for our whole family in a new house, since we finally have the space to do it! We previously lived in a very small 2 up 2 down end terrace, and could barely fit an extra two people in the living room let alone host Christmas dinner … Continue reading How to Make Pom Pom Placemats
My best friend is pretty small. I think she is probably about as tall as a 30cm ruler. She is extremely hairy and pretty scruffy. She is blonde but has a LOT of grey hair, and sometimes she smells a bit like popcorn. You would be forgiven for thinking I was an awful friend, but … Continue reading My Tiny Best Friend
This weekend's wanders took us a short distance to Sefton Park Palm House. We are very lucky to have two beautiful Victorian conservatories in our Liverpool parks, the Isla Gladstone in Stanley Park and the Palm House in Sefton Park. The Palm House is particularly special as it houses a myriad of wild and wonderful … Continue reading Weekend Wanders: Victorian Palm Houses, Artisan Markets and Robot Coffees
My ultimate favourite bag for the weekend (and every day really if I'm honest) is my Cambridge Satchel. Oh, I have deep love for my satchel. I have always had a penchant for the more traditional things in life, including satchel style bags. I remember going to buy my first bag for University and wanting to really nail the creative student look, so I bought a brown corduroy satchel from Accessorize to go with my corduroy jeans, checked shirt and Converse (it was the early 2000s, guys!). There is something just so elegant and timeless about a satchel and that cute, preppy look.