Peerless Flats By Esther Freud

Close up of book front cover

What made me pick up Peerless Flats when I found it in a charity shop a number of years ago is a mystery. What is more of a mystery is what made me pick it up as my next book to read through. The reviews from 1993, when this book was revealed, to more recent […]

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 […]

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar Days 6-10

Flamingo in front of Christmas tree design

In the first instalment of this mini series, for days 1-5, I discussed that a lot of the boxes were the navy packaging rather than the snazzy pattern but I take that all back because photographing the colourful ones is far more challenging than I anticipated… But after the variety of products that came in […]

The Day I Went To A/W #CoopWineTasting

A small bottle of wine with colourful bites

I was so excited to receive an invite to the Autumn Winter Co-op wine tasting event in London for last month. After going to the one in May for the Spring Summer collection I had a rough idea of what to expect but was on the look out for that perfect red wine to enjoy […]

Village Bistro Cafe, Beckenham

Traditional English cooked breakfast near Beckenham Junction

I keep telling myself that all the walking around I do whilst out shopping and exploring balances out having some hearty and filling lunch but let us face it I love food and do not need to justify what I do or do not eat (I didn’t have actual breakfast and we had some soup […]

The Day I Went To Brighton

About a month ago we went to Brighton to see a couple of friends. It is also a bit difficult to catch up with people when everybody has varying schedules, availability and are dotted in multiple locations so when there is a chance it is always a fabulous time. The weather was glorious on the […]

I Cannot But You Can

Forget “what if” because what if tomorrow you cannot? Forget “I cannot” because one day you really may not be able to. Forget sympathy and instead show empathy. Sometimes it is important to be selfish and do things based solely on your own needs and your own health. I for one completely understand that and […]