Why I Am Over Bath Bombs

This is a post that I never imagined I would end up writing. For several years I loved bath bombs for the added scent, colour and feel that they add to a bath but on recent reflection my opinions have changed on bath bombs, bubble bars and bubble bath and I thought I would share […]

Arranging The Perfect Holiday*

The sea in Spain as captured from a vantage point in Southern Spain's Murcia

Figuring out where you want to go on holiday is one thing but trawling through hotels, resorts and apartments is something completely different. For me trying to decide on the specifics of a holiday such as the hotel, the flights and things like transfers to and from the airport is so stressful it almost puts […]

Chocolate Fairy Cakes

What do you call a small cake? I feel that cupcakes have to be of a certain size and generally my cakes are not quite that large, due to the tins that I use, which makes them more like fairy cakes and that a muffin is something completely different again. Last week I finally broke […]

Lush Cosmetics Northern Lights Bath Bomb

As far as bath bombs go Northern Lights by Lush Cosmetics looks simple but very pretty when in its whole and dry form with a purple coating and hints of yellow and blue at alternate ends. It is this one colour at one end with a different one at the other that causes me the most problems […]

Bulmers Crushed Red Berries and Lime

Just a couple of days ago I was chatting about how I do not drink very much and with that part of me expected the other bottle of cider to sit in the fridge for a couple of weeks or until my partner got bored and decided to drink it himself. But after a couple of stressful […]

Bulmers Wild Blueberry And Lime

It is very rare that alcohol is something that I drink anymore and when I do I want freshness, something fruity and smooth without bitterness or really heavy ending. But on Friday night I asked my partner to get some cider for the evening and the weekend. In fact I asked for it to be […]

Recent Reading

The first thing I ever really focussed on writing about was books. I did book reviews and discussed issues that books raised or were raging on in the book community over on one of my old blogs (that is now well hidden). It is also where I first got a real ‘journalism break through’ as […]