Our MINI Adventure: A Beach Stay-cation in Aldeburgh

As much as I love my home, when you live, breath and work there – sometimes, you just need to get away. A change of scenery (for more than 24 hours) helps to refresh the mind, challenge your ways of thinking and inspire your creative patterns. In other words, it’s healthy for the mind and soul – and David and I probably don’t do it enough. There’s something rather freeing about going on a stay-cation, because there’s no scheduled flights, transfers or security checks. You can jump in the car, hit the open road and see where the day takes…
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What to expect as a full time blogger

When I went full-time as a blogger last June, I still couldn’t really explain to the average person (ie: anyone not a blogger) what it was I actually did as a job without an eyebrow raise or two. And that was scary. I completely understood that the digital sphere was and still is, a very new industry. There’s no precedent over what the future holds for it – and so it’s quite a risk quitting the day job and pouring all your focus into your very own online space. But the scariness of a situation has never put me off.…
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2016’s Highlight Reel

As hideous as 2016 has seemed in the media, for me it’s been a life changing year in a good way. So many things have evolved in ways I never expected them too and I’m currently sat here feeling very lucky indeed. But not in a smug way, because everything up until this point has been a long, hard slog – so I’m finally enjoying the rewards! Before we move into the new year, I thought I’d put together a round up post of all my highlights – since I’d love to document some of them and share some things…
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14 Things That Make Christmas so Special

Despite social media often displaying otherwise, Christmas doesn’t have to be a showcase of hugely expensive gifts and extravagant gestures. I know in our family, it’s not necessarily the presents but the family traditions that make it the special time that it is. Too often we get lost in among the commercial aspect of the holiday season, panicking about whether the presents we’ve bought will be well received or whether Aunty Marge has got you another shelf and set of marbles that you have to feign delight for. Our Christmas lists might start out as long as our 8ft/10ft trees…
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The Ultimate Christmas Gifting Guide 2016

I’m both slightly smug and embarrassed to say that I started Christmas shopping back in September. When it comes to all things festive, I absolutely love getting into the holiday spirit early because once the 25th arrives, it all seems over too quickly – so I figure why not make the most of the build up! This year, I decided to put together a mammoth Christmas gifting guide for all my favourite finds – featuring suitable presents for every member of the extended family. Focusing on food, interiors, beauty, fashion and other quirky gifts, hopefully it will inspire even the…
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