Good Friday breakfast at The Winchester Orangery

Good Friday breakfast at The Winchester Orangery

The Winchester Orangery has recently opened and it’s as gorgeous as its Instagram indicated. Not only is it filled to the rafters with stunning material flowers but the black and white tiles, chic counters and glass topped tables will make you feel more like you’re on the King’s Road instead of the pretty lanes that frame Winchester Cathedral.

We started Good Friday right with a hearty breakfast, plenty of coffee and orange juice to set us up for a glorious four days free from work, commitments and poor weather!

Take a look around the newbie to Winchester’s foodie scene in a few of my snaps, I say a few…there’s ruddy loads. I couldn’t help myself it was so pretty and the staff were more than obliging – yes, I think I was indulged!

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Ear piercing at Accessorize

Ear piercing at Accessorize

[AD] Now you can get your ears pierced and purchase your sparkle all in one place! Accessorize* is now offering ear piercing services at selected stores.

And, guess who got a new piercing…

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Good luck, and don’t f*ck it up! PR lessons from RuPaul’s Drag Race

Good luck, and don’t f*ck it up! PR lessons from RuPaul’s Drag Race

PR professionals start your engines and let the best networker win!

As RuPauls Drag Race is coming to the UK via BBC Three this year I thought it was time to highlight the top 10 PR lessons from this top US show.

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Bao buns at Two Doors Down in Southsea

Bao buns at Two Doors Down in Southsea

It’s safe to say I’m completely obsessed with bao buns. After having them at Wagamamas my obsession grew during my travels to Australia last year. I tried to eat as many as possible in China Town in Melbourne, in Sydney and Perth!

I haven’t found many places in the UK that do them yet, especially not in the south! Although I’m sure there’s loads of places that do them in London before you start @-ing me.

Anyway, you’ll imagine my surprise when Henry and I were walking through Southsea looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled on Two Doors Down. Continue reading “Bao buns at Two Doors Down in Southsea”

The Fitness Diaries February/March 2019 – A sweaty journey begins

The Fitness Diaries February/March 2019 – A sweaty journey begins

This is what the end of a workout looks like for me. Red, sweaty, certainly not what you’d see on Instagram, but very happy. This picture is the very start of my fitness journey.

If you’re looking for super glossy fitness inspiration then this series of posts may not be for you. But, if you want a very real fitness journey that’s (hopefully) motivating, then stick with me because it starts here.

I’m going to be sharing my journey, including my work outs as I move from not fit to fitter!

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An evening of mindfulness with Wagamama at Gunwharf Quays

An evening of mindfulness with Wagamama at Gunwharf Quays

[AD] Recently I was invited for an evening of mindfulness and conversation to mark Wagamama’s partnership with mental health charity Mind at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.

This was a gifted dinner but, all opinions are my own otherwise what’s the point?! You can’t buy my opinion and I firmly believe talking about mental health and that breaking the stigma surrounding it is very important!

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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #36 – Marks and Spencer’s Love Sausage

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #36 – Marks and Spencer’s Love Sausage

How do you wish your loved one a Happy Valentine’s Day? With a Love Sausage of course!

Turns out that a cheeky Valentine’s Day innuendo from the one of the nation’s favourite retailers is what cut through all the noise last week in the PR world.

Take a look at Marks and Spencer’s Love Sausage!

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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #35 – Super Bowl LIII adverts

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #35 – Super Bowl LIII adverts

Super Bowl Sunday heralds the biggest, most creative adverts from brands looking to stand out in that all important commercial break.

The ads have got such a reputation now that people deliberately watch them and some brands now release the adverts days early to capitalise on the buzz of America’s biggest sporting event.

Even us Brits are staying up late (thanks to the BBC) to get our American football, cough TOM BRADY cough, fix. Let’s not even talk about how cool coach McVay is either – 33 years old and the youngest head coach ever.

Here’s my favourite 10, er 11 sorry, creative adverts from 2019’s Super Bowl LIII that I reckon are worth your eyeball time…

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Anniversary dinner at The Florist in Bristol

Anniversary dinner at The Florist in Bristol

Henry and I celebrated five years together with a rather sumptuous meal at The Florist.

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CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #34 – ‘Fight for Territory’ Steinlager and Guinness’ Lions Tour stunt

CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #34 – ‘Fight for Territory’ Steinlager and Guinness’ Lions Tour stunt

February marks the start of the Six Nations Rugby tournament and sport is never short of wonderfully creative campaigns to draw inspiration from.

Recently I was shown a video of a brilliant PR stunt which combined advertising, marketing and PR in a beautifully clever package. It’s so good and really stuck with me, I literally can’t stop thinking about it, so much so that I just had to share it with you.

It is a stunt that was done for the last British & Irish Lions Rugby Tour by Steinlager, New Zealand’s leading beer and sponsor of the All Blacks, and Guinness, sponsor of the British & Irish Lions. YOU NEED TO SEE THIS VIDEO!
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