It’s time for some summer inspiration

It may be snowing outside right now and I may have forgotten what sunshine feels like so I think it’s time to set a mood board and will spring into action with sheer determination. That first day of leaving the house without a winter coat and the feeling of the suns rays warming your bones isn’t far off but as…

A day in Cambridge

Cambridge is a beautiful city famous for not only the historical Cambridge University but its museums and winding river. I’ve visited the city on a few occasions for educational purposes but hadn’t had a chance to truly explore at my own pace. To soak up the feeling of the city, watch the punters float by and appreciate its historical beauty.…

For those who don’t do sickly Valentine’s day cards

Valentine’s Day. It seems you love it or you hate it. Or at least hate the over-commercialisation and sickly messaging around it. Valentine’s day or St Valentine’s day is actually the celebration of love and affection, the problem is that over the years we’ve been conditioned to see it through the cuddly, snuggly, rose-tinted lens that’s been conjured up by the…

Don’t drink and drive – staying safe after a night out

Perhaps it’s my generation but I simply cannot comprehend how people used to be allowed to drink and drive. My personal rule is no alcohol at all if I’m driving, not even a small glass. It’s easier to say no alcohol than to find yourself gambling with being over the limit. It’s all well and good not driving the night…

Winter essentials that I’ve been loving

I’ve found a few new staples for my wardrobe and home this season and wanted to share them with you.   Chenille Jumper If there’s one trend that I’ve been loving even more than the resurrection of velvet, it’s chenille. This jumper by Marks and Spencer comes in several different colours but my favourite was the golden yellow. It looks…

L’Oréal Paris – Colour Riche – Doutzen Collaboration

I’m always drawn to the lipsticks at make-up counters, lined up and colourful, standing to attention waiting for you to pick your perfect shade. Never normally one to pick a shade that’s too ‘out there’ I tend to stick to the nude tones with an occasional red slipping into the basket. This lipstick – Delicate Rose – is a part…

Veg packed pasta – Eating the rainbow – Gluten free & Vegan

  Counting calories has never worked for me so instead this January I decided to count colours. No not skittles, plants. The colour of plants holds a delicious secret, phytonutrients. These phytonutrients have a host of health benefits and are often what is responsible for giving plants their pigment. Therefore, to ensure you’re getting a variety of as many of…