• My Journey To [enjoying] Full-Time Blogging

    Over the past few months I’ve witnessed an epidemic; a baby boom that’s swept through my close circle of friends. Like the pied piper of newborns, I’ve stepped up to the role of the-unrelated-aunt…

    February 15, 2018
  • Escaping the January Blues in Bath

    This year, it seems the nation was in unanimous agreement that January dragged on for far longer than its so-called 31 days. Seemingly endless weeks filled with grey cloud and drizzle, compiled with an…

    February 11, 2018
  • What Travel Means To Us

    Life changing moments: how many have you had? These transformative events – these life-defining instances – can come in an assortment of shapes and sizes. Some are phone calls: “you’ve got the job! When…

    January 25, 2018
  • A Guide to a Weekend in Norwich

    I was 9 when I was told that my best friend was moving away. Her name was Catherine and she’d arrived in my life two years before; a blonde haired ballerina from the Forest…

    December 19, 2017
  • A Guide to Anna Maria Island, Florida

    Last Christmas, during that strange hiatus between Christmas and New Year, the BBC aired ‘The Real Marigold on Tour’. The series was based on the popular film ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’, that tells…

    December 6, 2017
  • A Year of Fossil Firsts

    As I sit writing this blog post,  a cold wind wrapping around my ankles every time the door to my local café opens, an increasing sense of worry creeps in. November crept up fast…

    December 5, 2017
  • A Gift A Day Giveaway with Boots

    It was the year 2000 and I was 14 years old. School finished – the last bell of the day still echoing down the hallway – I wrapped a scarf tightly around my neck;…

    November 30, 2017
  • A Guide to Dartmoor, Devon

    It was the afternoon of Halloween; a watery sunlight forcing its way through grey clouds. Ahead of me lay miles of treeless moorland: waterlogged peat and rusty grassland disappearing into the mist. Just a…

    November 21, 2017
  • A Guide to Northumberland

    Watching the miniature, virtual car move steadily along the cracked screen of my aged SatNav, I began to feel restless. My legs squirmed amongst the camera cases and pile of coats that Laura had…

    November 4, 2017