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

Tans, Glorious Tans -the tans you have to try (and the ones to avoid!)

As all fellow ghosts will attest – finding a tan rather than a tango is incredibly difficult. I consider myself something of a tan connoisseur, my obsession having grown from my first bottle of streaky Johnston’s holiday glow. My gateway drug as it were, has led to the point where fake tan would probably be my desert island ‘thing’ – and believe me the irony … Continue reading Tans, Glorious Tans -the tans you have to try (and the ones to avoid!)

A weekend away in Southwold

Just before Christmas I went for a weekend away in Southwold, one of my new absolute favourite places. It’s so quaint and completely beautiful, just like Salcombe, the North Norfolk coast, and all the other beautiful seaside villages the UK has. But what I think is so special about Southwold is that it isn’t completely empty all winter, holiday homes don’t sit unused – it’s … Continue reading A weekend away in Southwold

The New Year’s resolution.

Of all the New Year’s resolution clichés, I have gone for the most predictable: ‘lose weight and get fitter'(I mean, among others, (apparently I have a lot of room for improvement)).  I yearn to reach my pre-uni weight, but alas, I fear the Domino’s pizzas have proven the old saying, ‘A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips’. However, 2016 isn’t just any … Continue reading The New Year’s resolution.

BEST OF THE SALES

Bo Derek said ‘Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t know where to go shopping’, and as the only woman to ever look good in corn-rows, I think she holds some sartorial posture. And this is particularly true for sales, there are few better feelings than bagging a great bargain. My complete favourite sale buy is this gorgeous Topshop Shearling coat. Such a … Continue reading BEST OF THE SALES

A reasonably comprehensive guide to surviving a New Year’s Eve hangover

Now, supposedly, the best way to avoid a hangover is to drink in moderation and alternate between an alcoholic and a non-alcoholic one. But realistically, it’s New Year’s Eve, and anyway you’ll probably *need* to drink to deal with the horrible disappointment that NYE normally brings. So here is a list of my best tips, god knows we’ll all need them, to deal with the … Continue reading A reasonably comprehensive guide to surviving a New Year’s Eve hangover

Christmas biscuit houses

These biscuits are absolutely beautiful! Yes they took bloody ages to make, but the mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and orange zest makes these so Christmassy and wonderful! They’re not too difficult if you have patience and are so cool as a different biscuit to have with a cup of tea or hot chocolate! You’ll need: 200g butter 200g muscovado sugar 2 (heaped) tablespoons golden syrup … Continue reading Christmas biscuit houses