Blogmas Day 7: A Gingerbread house of sorts

Yesterday, was a particularly Christmassy one. It involved a lot of icing sugar, sweets, ginger, cinnamon and a whole heap of baking trays. It was sweet to say the least. I’ve always wanted to make a Gingerbread house but for one reason or another, I’ve never actually gotten around to it. And whenever I’ve suggested […]

Blogmas Day 6: Walking in a winter wonderland…

There’s frost outside, on the ground. And the air is nipping at my nose. Biting at it actually. My hands and lips are chapped. Big time. I should really remember to moisture at night. But I couldn’t be happier. I love summer don’t get me wrong but I love wrapping up warm too, donning my […]

Blogmas Day 5: Who needs a Christmas tree?

I really want a Christmas tree this year. Like really, really bad. But my bank balance won’t allow it. And even if we opt for a small artificial tree, that’s still money we could – and let’s face it, should – be spending on the wedding or the honeymoon or the fund for our future […]

Blogmas Day 3 and 4: A Weekend in Exeter

This weekend, I went to Exeter with some friends for a festive getaway. And it was delightful. I may not have opened any of my advent calendar chocolates until today (5 days late) as a result but it was totally worth the sacrifice, I can assure you. The weekend consisted off lots of food – in fact […]

Blogmas Day 2: Enchanted Woodland at Syon Park

I love an enchanted forest or a woodland. Or whatever it is you want to call it. I love colourful lights and trees and winter nights and I love walking around holding a hot drink in a take away cup; it makes me feel sophisticated and accomplished. Sad, but true. So when I saw Syon […]

An Ode to Coffee and the Hot Drink Industry

As the weather turns chillier, it’s the perfect excuse to snuggle up with a soft blanket, in front of the telly; your hands warming themselves on a mug of something hot and delicious. And although, this option is sometimes preferable to going out – I mean, it’s a lot cheaper than venturing outside, it’s warmer […]

Week 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49 and 50 in pictures and words

So I’ve let myself down with this blogging malarky. I’ve let life get on top of me and neglected a pastime that I used to love. The thing with this ‘The Good, The Bad and The Unexpected’ thing that I challenged myself to do at the beginning of 2013, is that it requires energy and […]

Exchanging glances but never words

Whilst journeying to and from Vauxhall for the most enjoyable work experience placement in a children’s publishing house, I have had the absolute pleasure of observing humans and the way we interact or rather, don’t interact with each other. Because we, myself included, have very little regard for those strangers around us. I’m the first to complain, […]