Christmas lights
Cornwall, Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

The Magic of Christmas

I'm guilty of posting a highlights reel a lot of the time when it comes to life with Jenson. Although I've discussed the reality of miscarriage, life with a newborn, colic and c-section recovery, most of the photos you see focus on the good times rather than the tantrums that occur seconds before or after… Continue reading The Magic of Christmas

Trevena Cross festivities
Cornwall, Jenson, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Festive fun at Trevena Cross

I've been feeling all kinds of festive this year. As I've grown up, Christmas has lost some of that childish magic but now that Jenson is a bit older (it's his third Christmas), I've started to recapture some of that youthful wonder and excitement. Yesterday we went to Trevena Cross with my brother, his girlfriend… Continue reading Festive fun at Trevena Cross

30th birthday badge
Cornwall, Lifestyle, stationery

How I spent my 30th birthday

In case I didn't mention it enough already, I turned 30 last week. To celebrate/commiserate, I took the week off work and ended up with more plans in 11 days than I usually do in 11 months! For those of you who like photos of cocktails and stationery, here's a look at how I spent… Continue reading How I spent my 30th birthday

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017
Cornwall, Lifestyle

Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

I've always loved supporting small businesses where possible and have spent much of the last year championing local creatives. I've built a great relationship with some of the lovely Etsy sellers in Cornwall and last night I was able to put some more faces to names. This weekend sees the return of Etsy Made Local… Continue reading Etsy Made Local St Ives 2017

outlaw 2017
Cornwall, crafting, Lifestyle

More reasons to support small businesses this Christmas [Outlaw 2017]

Last month I wrote a post on why you should support small businesses this Christmas and I'm pleased to say that my Christmas shopping is nearly finished and approximately 75% of what I've purchased is from small businesses. I don't think that's too shabby, especially as most of that remaining 25% is Duplo and Peppa… Continue reading More reasons to support small businesses this Christmas [Outlaw 2017]

Christmas giveaway

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]

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

a sunny afternoon in Mousehole, Cornwall
Cornwall, Jenson

A sunny afternoon in Mousehole

After all my moaning last Friday about not doing fun things with Jenson, I soon remembered that there's plenty of fun to be had for no money - when the weather is good. I spent the Bank Holiday weekend ticking 'playing on the beach' and 'picnic in the park' off my summer bucket list and… Continue reading A sunny afternoon in Mousehole

Cornwall, Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #26

Do you have a place where you can go where you instantly feel relaxed an at peace? Earlier this week I popped into a little memorial garden and it was so beautiful and peaceful. I'm always walking past on the way to the park with Jenson but this time we popped in and I was… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #26

northanger abbey stage adaptation

Heartbreak Productions: Northanger Abbey review

Last week I went along to one of the shows on Penlee Park Theatre's summer programme. I saw A Midsummer Night's Dream last summer and was pleased to be invited back to review a production of my choice. I picked Heartbreak Productions' Northanger Abbey as I'm a big Jane Austen fan and have been interested… Continue reading Heartbreak Productions: Northanger Abbey review