A Summer Holiday in France

It’s taken me a while to actually sit down and write about my summer adventures and I think that’s because subconsciously I’ve been trying to preserve them. As if writing about them makes them a thing of the past. So here I am, sitting in my garden, off sick, trying to make myself feel better by […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Fifteen: A wedding and a trip to Tunbridge Wells

My friends James and Tanya got married on August Bank holiday monday, which was a day that should have won a medal for the most amount of rainfall. Thankfully the soaking wet weather didn’t dampen the day, not even a smidgen. In fact it was an absolutely beautiful day and I felt really privileged to […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Fourteen: A Devonshire Adventure

After a week at Christian festival Soul Survivor, Oli and I ventured down to Devon to go on holiday with my parents, my sister and her husband and my adorable niece (who was, at the time, on the cusp of turning three). To shorten our journey, we stopped off at the National Trust’s Barrington Court. […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Thirteen: Bonnie Scotland

Ok, I’ll admit it! I’ve been rubbish about blogging whilst I’ve been away. Absolutely awful in fact. I set out with every intention of sustaining momentum but to be honest there were far too many distractions and time seemed to literally evaporate. Also wifi wasn’t exactly prevalent either. But excuses aside, I didn’t want to […]

Summertime Gladness Day Twelve: A change of plan

We all have plans. And sometimes those plans never actually materialise for a variety of reasons. My friend Sarah and I, had planned to go on holiday this summer but due to sheer busyness, we were unable to arrange it. Also flights were growing increasingly expensive and I just couldn’t comprehend the prospect of potentially paying […]

2012: The joy of last Christmas

I never got round to posting this last year for some bizarre reason. So here’s a blast from a Christmas past! This Christmas felt different. Yes, it crept up on me this year and with a hint of maturity in the air. I was excited, of course, but what I really wanted to find under […]

Week 37: The good, the bad and the unexpected

Monday: The Good Making it to the Shakespeare and Company Gatsby celebration despite the pouring rain. And it was amazing. I cannot wait to read Sarah Churchwell’s Careless People now, she read some great snippets from her book and it sounded incredible. Afterwards they handed out free gin based twenties style cocktails and a jazz […]

Week 34: The good, the bad and the unexpected – THE HOLIDAY EDITION

Monday: The Good We arrived on Sunday at our villa mid afternoon to a hearty and warm welcome from the couple who own it. They showed us around and after chatting about the events in Sitges this week, we were eventually left to our own devices. An afternoon full of sunbathing and an evening devoted to […]

Bikini Bottoms

This afternoon I went on the most horrific shopping trip. Ever. I hate clothes shopping at the best of times. One reason being the sheer vastness and rudeness of the people frequenting the shops. The second reason is the continuous removal and donning of your existing clothes. The third has to be the unflattering and hot lighting […]