Things to do in London: Quill London’s Modern Calligraphy Class

Whether you’re struggling for a gift for your mother, looking for an activity to book with friends or are just looking for a new hobby, I went to the best class last weekend. Run by Quill London, the Modern Calligraphy classes are guaranteed to start your new obsession and I can attest to the fact that you don’t have to be artistically gifted in any … Continue reading Things to do in London: Quill London’s Modern Calligraphy Class

Skeleton Gingerbread Men

These gingerbread skeletons are my new favourite things to make. It’s the 27th of October, and I’ve already made (and eaten) 3 batches. They look adorable, and they’d be a perfect half term activity to do with kids (if you’re not too worried about the skeleton-y-ness..) And, even better, you don’t need any fancy apparatus, just a gingerbread man cutter and an icing bag, although any … Continue reading Skeleton Gingerbread Men

Halloween inspired wardrobe wonders you’ll want to wear all year

Elaborate fancy dress and jaw-droppingly gruesome makeup? Nope. I like to do Halloween a little more half-assed-ly, because, to be honest, Halloween is always a bit of a non-event. So, spending loads of cash on a costume and sanity on trying to do hideous makeup? No thanks. However, halloween is the perfect excuse for a number of things. Themed chocolate ✓, making my skeleton gingerbread ✓, spending … Continue reading Halloween inspired wardrobe wonders you’ll want to wear all year

A Street Guide to Venice

I can honestly say that Venice is the most beautiful city I’ve ever seen. The people are lovely, the Prosecco is abundant, and I honestly can’t think of a better place to spend a few days, in a semi-drunk stupor, aimlessly wandering. So here’s a few of my favourite Venetian haunts and a few tips on travelling. Admittedly I’ve only stayed in one hotel in … Continue reading A Street Guide to Venice

Scottish Tablet

Although at first I was reserved about Scottish Tablet – I’m not a huge fan of fudge, but I have firmly fallen for it’s crumbly, grainy texture with complete conviction. I began making it for my boyfriend – it’s his kryptonite (a bit like the Witch in Hansel and Gretel). Mainly to justify the quantity of chocolate I consume, obviously.  It’s also really fun to … Continue reading Scottish Tablet

The best £30 you’ll spend on beauty this year (or maybe ever)

Now, I might be late to the game (I often am), or I might be about to introduce you to a beauty secret that will change your life – or at least your look. Last weekend, I had a makeup lesson at my local MAC store. And despite my initial reservations – my natural ‘fight or flight’ instinct kicked in as soon as I was approached … Continue reading The best £30 you’ll spend on beauty this year (or maybe ever)

Skiing in Laax, Switzerland – Mishaps, mayhem and mud.

  A few weeks ago a friend from uni and I travelled to Laax, Switzerland to visit our boyfriends and enjoy a long weekends skiing. After an admittedly dodgey start, (the boys were so late to pick us up we’d drunk a whole bottle of prosecco (out of the bottle) and were feeling decidedly cross-eyed and cross by the time they arrived), we travelled to … Continue reading Skiing in Laax, Switzerland – Mishaps, mayhem and mud.

A wonderful Valentine’s in and some great romantic ideas.

I have always loved Valentine’s Day. Although growing up, I didn’t really have a choice. My Mum is a big fan, and at school we always had heart shaped sandwiches with home-made pink bread, and heart confetti bursting out of our lunch boxes, and mysteriously question mark signed valentines cards, written, even more mysteriously, in my mums handwriting. I was comfortable that I had the … Continue reading A wonderful Valentine’s in and some great romantic ideas.

Banana Almond Healthy(ish) Pancakes

In my opinion Pancake Day should be a national holiday. Or an international holiday. I am not religious, and I don’t bother with lent, I just go in for all the good bits!  So in honour of tomorrow, one of the most fabulous days of the year, below if my favourite healthy-ish banana pancake recipe.     You’ll need:  2 bananas 2 eggs 1 tablespoon self-raising … Continue reading Banana Almond Healthy(ish) Pancakes