cocktails at The Vault

Friday Favourites #45

Wow, what a week. It was my biggest working week for a long time, right between two weeks of annual leave, so it was a good thing I felt semi-rested beforehand and had a bit of a break to look forward to. Don't worry, in amongst the long days there were some fun times too.… Continue reading Friday Favourites #45

Days of Wonder blog tour

Blog tour: Days of Wonder by Keith Stuart

Sometimes you read a writer's debut novel and you just know that you'll want to read anything else published under their name. That was the case for me last year with Keith Stuart and A Boy Made of Blocks. Fortunately I was offered an ARC of his second novel, Days of Wonder*, which is released… Continue reading Blog tour: Days of Wonder by Keith Stuart

My life in photos: May 2018

My life in photos: May 2018

As always, the last month was filled with books and stationery goodies, but also the beginnings of our summer adventures and a little birthday celebration. I celebrated Star Wars Day with the ultimate stationery collaboration. Bureau Direct sent me an awesome journal and pen to review. Check out more pics here. I took a departure… Continue reading My life in photos: May 2018

Jenson's third birthday party with Jump With Jo
Cornwall, Jenson, Parenthood

Jenson’s third birthday party with Jump with Jo

We nearly ended up cancelling Jenson's birthday party with hours to spare this year due to a slapped cheek false alarm. Fortunately we were able to go ahead and Jenson had a great time. We booked Jump with Jo*, a local business offering soft play sessions and parties and invited a few of Jenson's friends.… Continue reading Jenson’s third birthday party with Jump with Jo


Print is not dead [part 2]

This morning I read Vix's latest Exciting Email and was inspired in a way that I haven't been for a long time. I'm a magazine junkie and, somewhat bizarrely, it was my love of print that ignited my passion for blogging over a decade ago. It gave me a platform for my own writing. And,… Continue reading Print is not dead [part 2]

saturday share

Saturday Share #145

There are some downright queens in the blogosphere, aren't there? So much inspiration and girl power. Check out my favourite blog posts from the last week. Firstly, let's give it up for super queen Hannah Witton and these truly stunning photos. The gal has such a great attitude. I'm still loving life in my Instagram… Continue reading Saturday Share #145

SherbetBox Club - self-care review
Lifestyle, Mental Health, stationery

Stationery as self-care with SherbetBox [review + giveaway]

Last year I reviewed the SherbetBox* stationery subscription and became an instant fan. Illustrator and fellow stationery nerd, Claire Keay, is a genius at putting together beautiful stationery packages designed around a new theme each month. This month's theme is self-care, something I'm a big fan of, and I loved seeing two of my biggest… Continue reading Stationery as self-care with SherbetBox [review + giveaway]

saturday share

Saturday Share #144

This week I've loved four very different kinds of blog posts: a recipe, a bujo post, one on blogging and a more thoughtful post. First off, how awesome does a Grilled Sausage & Apple Pizza with Goat Cheese sound? I'm pinning this one for later. Sometimes I wish I was more creative/artistic. I love the… Continue reading Saturday Share #144

Hartfields Design stationery

Friday Favourites #43

Another week over and I'm on the cusp of not only a week of annual leave, which just so happens to coincide with a bank holiday weekend and half term (Cornwall is about to get busy!), but the kiddo's third birthday too. I've got to admit, I'm super excited for him. He's going to love… Continue reading Friday Favourites #43