tea and chocolate
Mental Health, Parenthood

Self-Care Sunday #36

You may have noticed a lack of self-care posts over the last fortnight. Not gonna lie, I've not had a lot of time for self-care, despite my insistence that everyone should be able to find at least half an hour for themselves each week. We all have our bad weeks. What I've learned this week,… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #36

tea and biscuits
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #34

There are few things in the world that tea and biscuits can't make better, at least for a few minutes. I feel like it's a very British thing to say but I'm sure we've all been in situations where something a bit shit has happened and the first instinct has been to put the kettle… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #34

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

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

pembertea: jane austen subscription box review
Books, Lifestyle

Pembertea: Jane Austen subscription box [review + giveaway]

Jane Austen and a cup of tea. Does it get any better than that? Pembertea* is the perfect subscription box for fans of Austen and a good old fashioned brew, with monthly helpings of nerdy goodies and loose-leaf organic tea. Contents typically include bookmarks, candles, stationery, jewellery, stickers, magnets and more. I enjoyed the surprise… Continue reading Pembertea: Jane Austen subscription box [review + giveaway]

hugge self care
Mental Health

Self-Care Sunday #4

If feeling poorly this week has proved anything it's that you should sleep when you need to. Sounds simple, right? But when our lives are so busy (I'm trying to balance a job, this blog, family life and some half-arsed attempt at a social life), sleep can fall down the list of priorities. There are… Continue reading Self-Care Sunday #4

tea and macaroons dress from yumi
Lifestyle

Item of the day: Tea and macaroons dress from Yumi

A couple of times a year I fall head over heels for a dress. Y'know that feeling where you feel like if you owned said dress your life would be complete and you would wear it for every special occasion? I last had that feeling about my Marvel dress and now I have it for… Continue reading Item of the day: Tea and macaroons dress from Yumi

follow friday
blogging, Lifestyle, Parenthood

Follow Friday #37

Man, where has the time gone? I didn't manage a Follow Friday last week because I was busy sleeping at every available opportunity. Then this week just flew by (thanks to some more early nights) and I've barely made a dent in my Bloglovin' saved posts lists. Plus I didn't start writing this post until… Continue reading Follow Friday #37

alternative advent calendars
Lifestyle

Top ten alternative advent calendars for Christmas 2015

Fed up of those naff chocolate advent calendars that don't even taste like real chocolate? Fear not, as I've discovered ten incredible alternative calendars. There's bound to be one here for you! For the hipsters: beard oils (Not on the High Street, £29.99) For the tea lovers: various tea (Not on the High Street, £29.50)… Continue reading Top ten alternative advent calendars for Christmas 2015