the grown-ass women's club review
Books, Lifestyle, stationery

An alternative 30 before 30 list

A few years ago I wrote a 30 before 30 list - a list of 30 things I wanted to achieve before I turned the big 3-0. And guess what? I'm a few weeks off that significant milestone and I haven't ticked most of them off. But it's ok because The Grown-Ass Women's Club* is… Continue reading An alternative 30 before 30 list

Christmas giveaway
Lifestyle

Why you should support small businesses this Christmas [gift guide and £200+ giveaway]

This year I'm making a conscious effort to support small businesses when it comes to Christmas shopping, from food to gifts, to decorations and gift wrap. Wherever possible I'm avoiding the high street chains and buying from local and independent sellers. I don't know about you but one of my favourite things about Christmas is… Continue reading Why you should support small businesses this Christmas [gift guide and £200+ giveaway]

it only happens in the movies by holly bourne
Books, feminism, Film, Jenson, Lifestyle

Stationery Matters, We Should All Be Feminists and mulled wine #LittleLoves

Welcome to another week of #LittleLoves, where I share what I've been loving over the past week. I've whizzed through the latest Holly Bourne, been moved by a TED Talk and listened to an old favourite. Check out the highlights. Read: It Only Happens in the Movies and Stationery Matters. I freaking love Holly Bourne… Continue reading Stationery Matters, We Should All Be Feminists and mulled wine #LittleLoves

bookishly tea and book club review
Books, geekery, Lifestyle, stationery

Review: Bookishly Tea and Book Club

Bookishly is a bookworm's dream. Packed full of literary gifts and accessories, you can picked themed goodies for fans of Alice in Wonderland and Jane Austen, as well as crates featuring limited edition covers of classics. You can also book a blind date with a book! I especially love this print and journal. But that's… Continue reading Review: Bookishly Tea and Book Club

daily blogging
blogging, Lifestyle

Finding the time for daily blogging

While I'm not actively taking part in Blogtober or Blogmas, I have been sort of accidentally blogging on the daily for a while now, so if you're in the midst of Blogtober and are wondering what you've gotten yourself into, or are thinking about planning ahead for Blogmas, here are a few little tricks I've… Continue reading Finding the time for daily blogging

finger painting
Books, Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Gilmore Girls, finger painting and addictive reads #LittleLoves

This week has been pretty eventful, for Jenson at least. After skipping a nursery session due to a cold he then went on to sail through the next - with minimal tears and he actually played! His next session will be upped to two hours and it'll include snack time, so let's hope he keeps… Continue reading Gilmore Girls, finger painting and addictive reads #LittleLoves

peachy packages june box review
Lifestyle

Review: Peachy Packages subscription box

I've gotta admit, I love sponsored posts on Facebook. Some of them are targeted really well and I've come across a lot of fab stationery brands and subscription boxes as a result, including Peachy Packages*. It's a lovely subscription service which features stationery, homewares, gifts and tasty treats. What more could a gal want?! My… Continue reading Review: Peachy Packages subscription box

my life in photos - september 2017
Cornwall, Lifestyle

My life in photos: September 2017

I've always loved September. I think it's the whole 18 years in education, followed by five years of working in higher education, that always makes it feel like the start of a new year. It's the changing seasons too; it's kinda magical! Here's a look back at our September. I started the month with a… Continue reading My life in photos: September 2017

september hyggebox review
Lifestyle, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #31 [HyggeBox review]

I think I might have to rename this blog series Subscription Box Sunday soon because I've come across so many boxes that really do make my week. HyggeBox* is the latest box to be sent for review and it's a bleddy beauty. As I opened it I was instantly hit with an autumnal, hygge feel,… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #31 [HyggeBox review]

pride and prejudice loose leaf tea
Lifestyle

Bake Off, loose-leaf tea and cool kids clothes #LittleLoves

I've felt a bit out of sorts this week as I spent the first two days working from home. An ongoing medical problem and working a 90-minute bus ride from home has meant needing to be flexible with my hours so that I can accommodate appointments. It did mean, however, that my first day in… Continue reading Bake Off, loose-leaf tea and cool kids clothes #LittleLoves