self-care adult colouring
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #25

When I sat down to have a go at calligraphy the other night I was reminded of how relaxing I find it to take some time away from screens and do something creative. I used to really enjoy spending time doodling in my bullet journal but I started to get a bit stressed and anxious… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #25

saturday share
blogging

Saturday Share #107

Take a break this weekend and catch up on these awesome blog posts, including books to change your life, a tasty shortbread recipe and body confidence. I love Lauren's book posts. This week she wrote a collaborative post about books which changed our lives. I have a few body image issues since having Jenson and… Continue reading Saturday Share #107

ms marvel volume 7
Books, Cornwall, Lifestyle, stationery

Friday Favourites #39

Have I mentioned how much I love that blogging keeps me in books and stationery? What else does a gal need for her life's happiness? I've built some fantastic working relationships with book publishers and stationery suppliers and I'm so grateful for the opportunities they provide me with. They're certainly keeping my postie in business!… Continue reading Friday Favourites #39

a tu clothing wish list
Lifestyle, Parenthood

A Tu Clothing wish list – 25% off!

You know you're a grown up when you get excited about 25% off clothing weeks at Sainsburys! It's especially well timed for the back to school shop. You'd think we don't have to worry about that for a couple of years but because Jenson is starting nursery in a few weeks I want to make… Continue reading A Tu Clothing wish list – 25% off!

world calligraphy day 2017
stationery

World Calligraphy Day 2017

When I heard that the Manuscript Pen Company were launching the first World Calligraphy Day, I knew it was something I had to get involved with. I've hated my handwriting for a long time (I swear it was ruined by learning shorthand!) and have been meaning to find the time to learn some hand lettering… Continue reading World Calligraphy Day 2017

force of nature by jane harper
Books

Book review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

It can be hard to live up to the success of a multi-award-winning debut novel but Jane Harper has certainly met, if not exceeded, expectations with Force of Nature. Fans of The Dry will be pleased to see the return of not only Harper but also Federal Agent Aaron Falk. Six months on from the… Continue reading Book review: Force of Nature by Jane Harper

Th[ink] dot grid notebooks from Creoly review
stationery

Tried and tested: Th[ink] dot grid notebooks from Creoly

I recently joined the Creoly Early Bird Club reviewer program and just received my first item to review: the Creoly Th[ink] Hardbound Dotted Notebook*. Its Amazon description claims it's perfect for bullet journalling and it's not hard to see why. Available in three colours (black, red or blue), you can pick your cover to suit… Continue reading Tried and tested: Th[ink] dot grid notebooks from Creoly

coffee date with myself
Books, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #24

I've read a few blog posts and spotted a few pics on Instagram lately where people have taken themselves out for coffee dates and it seemed like such a good idea. When I was due to meet a friend for coffee the other day, rather than traipse around town when he said he was stuck… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #24

saturday share
blogging

Saturday Share #106

This week my blog has been all about books and stationery, so I'm mixing it up a bit with my Saturday Share. Take a read of these geeky and beautiful blogs. One of my favourite things about reading other blogs is being introduced to brands I may not otherwise have heard of, so big thanks… Continue reading Saturday Share #106

lights from cable and cotton
Books, Lifestyle, stationery

Friday Favourites #38

I mentioned last week that I've brought back my traditional Friday Favourites for a few weeks while there's no #LittleLoves linky and, I have to admit, I've liked not having the restrictions of the read, watched, heard, made and wore themes. Especially in a week filled with stationery and books. Now that's a good week!… Continue reading Friday Favourites #38