Café Adagio, Croydon 

Soup and bread roll

My partner and I love a trip to Café Adagio on Lower Addiscombe Road here in Croydon. It is our very most local independent cafe and happens to be run by a really love guy. In fact my partner likes it so much he sometimes goes there without me to sit and read his book! There […]

My Goals For 2018

Artwork and quotes on a motivational wall

After writing my brief and rather shamefully dull review of my life during 2017 I decided that I wanted to create some actually sensible targets for 2018. The issue with sensible targets though is that they end up being fairly dull because they are realistic and achievable and with that are sort of a bit less […]

Looking Back On 2017

Just like every year in my life, 2017 has had its really terrible moments. It has also had some incredible moments. There will be many memories from 2017, some that I would rather forget and some that I will cherish every single day for the rest of my life. Over the last couple of years […]

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar Days 1-5

Christmas tree, flamingo, beauty, feminine style design for advent calendar

Avoiding spoilers for beauty advent calendars is particularly tricky when you are so into watching Youtube videos and reading other people’s blogs but somehow I managed to avoid finding out the contents of anything in the box until it came to actually opening the first few days. The Look Fantastic box is a bit of […]

L’oreal Color Riche Nail Polish

Three nail varnishs, pink, purple and blue by L'Oreal

Doing my nails was one of the first ‘beauty’ things that I ever really got into and at 15 whilst I was never interested in anything more than some wild blue eyeshadow and mascara I was already building up a collection of outlandish nail varnish. Not much has changed except that I own foundation, have […]

The Day I Went To Croydon Business Awards 2017

It blows my mind that a year and a bit ago I was stepping back into the workplace, my first proper full time role really, after suffering from a serious deep battle with depression. I didn’t really know what to expect and if nothing else hoped it would provide some steps to talking to people […]

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 […]