Focused Fox goals notebook review
stationery

Ten journals and planners I loved in 2018

Earlier this year I shared a round-up of the ten (!) dot grid notebooks I've tried over the last year or two to help you choose the right one for you. Now I'm back with another bumper stationery post, this time highlighting the stunning journals I've bought/received this year. They make great Christmas gifts, as… Continue reading Ten journals and planners I loved in 2018

A few of my favourite things
Lifestyle

A few of my favourite things #68

I haven't written one of these posts for a couple of weeks as I've been busy with my 12 Days of Christmas giveaways (you could still win a Slow Box, a mistletoe bracelet or a copy of my book of the year: The Displaced). But don't worry, that's not all I've been doing. Tis the… Continue reading A few of my favourite things #68

Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool
Cornwall, Jenson, Parenthood

Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool

This is already my favourite Christmas ever and the big day is still 11 sleeps away. Jenson is three and a half, so it's the first Christmas we've really been able to talk about what's going on and he's so excited. Last week my mum and I took him to see Father Christmas at the… Continue reading Hot chocolate with Father Christmas at The Rock Pool

Win copies of The Displaced and Make Change
Books

12 Days of Christmas #12: My Book of the Year

One of the key things I've taken away from this year is a quote from Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist: “Books are often far more than just books”. That's certainly the case for a lot of the titles I've read this year, particularly those from Abrams + Chronicle. For my final 12 Days of Christmas giveaway,… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #12: My Book of the Year

Mistletoe bracelet from Carole Allen Jewellery
Lifestyle

12 Days of Christmas #11: Mistletoe bracelet from Carole Allen Jewellery

One of my favourite things about being a Cornish lifestyle blogger is supporting Cornish businesses. I do my best to shop small and local wherever possible and it's important to me to be able to celebrate the incredible creative talent Cornwall has to offer, particularly at Christmas. If you're shopping for a little something special,… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #11: Mistletoe bracelet from Carole Allen Jewellery

Slow Box review and giveaway
Lifestyle, Mental Health

12 Days of Christmas #10: Slow Box

My 12 Days of Christmas giveaways continue with the ultimate gift for people looking to slow down over the festive period. Slow Box, formerly Hygge Box, is a fab subscription service, offering recipients the chance to take a moment to slow down and savour the moment. Products featured are ethical and showcase the work of… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #10: Slow Box

Say Nice Things stationery bundle
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12 Days of Christmas #9: Say Nice Things stationery bundle

When it comes to essential stationery, Say Nice Things have got you covered. Whether you're looking for a journal, notebook, greetings cards, pencils, or sticky notes, they've got 'em all - and in a range of designs to boot. And we all know how great a matching set is. For my latest 12 Days of… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #9: Say Nice Things stationery bundle

Geek Magnifique by Melissa Boyle
Books, geekery, Mental Health

Book review: Geek Magnifique by Melissa Boyle

Getting a book deal is the dream for a lot of bloggers but how many of those bloggers have a unique story tell? How many have something important to say? How many have the power to actually change lives? Melissa Boyle, of Geek Magnifique, ticks all of these boxes and more. I've been following Geek… Continue reading Book review: Geek Magnifique by Melissa Boyle

Christmas Eve box from Virginia Hayward
Lifestyle

12 Days of Christmas #8: Virginia Hayward hamper

I love Christmas Eve almost as much as Christmas Day. Growing up, I'd often visit the Mousehole Lights with my grandparents and watch my grandad in the choir, followed by watching Raymond Briggs' Father Christmas and laying out treats ready for the big guy himself before bed. These are traditions I'm keen to continue with… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #8: Virginia Hayward hamper

Sally's Shed Christmas decorations
Lifestyle

12 Days of Christmas #7: Sally’s Shed Christmas decoration

Today's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway prize is an original Christmas decoration from Sally's Shed*. I first came across Sally's beautiful artwork last year at Outlaw and totally fell for her whimsical Cornish scenes. They really capture the magic of Christmas in Cornwall. To be in with a chance of winning this decoration, just complete… Continue reading 12 Days of Christmas #7: Sally’s Shed Christmas decoration