The wanderlust is real and after my big trip to Australia last year I need something in the pipeline to keep those itchy feet at bay. Does anyone else struggle with not travelling as much as they’d like to?
Here’s what I’m doing to quench my thirst for travel while I save and plan for my next big trip. Continue reading “When the Wanderlust is Real – ways to keep the travel bug under control”
Last month I fell off the wagon in a big way. While month four of my fitness journey was a disaster, the only way was up in July.
Month five of my fitness journey has been very patchy as I try and climb back on the exercise wagon.
For those of you new to my blog, these posts document my journey but are not preachy, it’s just one girl on a mission to feel happier in herself.
Join me as I share my journey, work outs and motivations in July.
Continue reading “The Fitness Diaries July 2019 – Trying and failing to get back on the exercise wagon”
Becketts is the restaurant in Southsea that’s been recommended to me over and over again. It’s been a Portsmouth staple for the last 30 years but came under new management in 2016 and is thriving in the city’s vibrant food scene.
It has an excellent reputation and now I’ve finally managed to visit I totally understand the hype.
Continue reading “Brunch at Becketts in Southsea”
My aversion to early mornings is nothing new. For me, there is no catching of the worm, I like my bed, I love sleep and lazy mornings are the best!
Over time I’ve learnt that there things I can do to lessen the impact of the inevitable alarm clock’s call. For me, early morning starts are remedied by coffee, sunshine and hot toasted banana bread.
On a recent work trip, an early start lead to the discovery of an excellent coffee spot in the heart of South Somerset’s Yeovil called Finca.
Continue reading “Banana Bread Breakfast at Finca, Yeovil”
A good cupcake is hard to beat. Getting the ratio of topping to sponge is key. I’m a bit of a cupcake snob. For me to rave about a cupcake it’s got to be spectacular!
Take a look at the cupcakes I picked up from Flour. These treats made our journey home on the ferry back from Jersey much more bearable…
Continue reading “Cupcakes from Flour at Jersey’s Central Market”
So no-one told you life was gonna be this way 👏👏👏👏. This is the one where we had coffee at the closest version to a real-life Central Perk from Friends.
Take a look at Bean Around The World, an amazing coffee spot in Jersey…
Continue reading “The one where we had coffee from Bean Around the World in Jersey”
A big slab of cake from Padstow’s favourite cake shop Cherry Trees is the perfect pick me up mid-afternoon on your travels.
With a charming backstory and amazing produce, it’s easy to see why it’s a firm favourite with visitors and locals alike.
Continue reading “Cake from Cherry Trees in Padstow”
It’s not every day that you stumble across a medieval festival…
Continue reading “Love Bedford Medieval Festival”
My skincare routine has definitely become more refined this year. I have my go to products that I really like and work so I’ve been trying less new products out. However this month I ran out supplies and was forced to make an emergency purchase which turned into a great new discovery!
Take a look at the new skincare products with a Korean influence from Simple… Continue reading “Simple skincare gets a Korean influence”
[AD] Weston Manor House welcomed the The Awakening Festival in June, a whole weekend dedicated to re-igniting the home fires, yoga, meditation and wellbeing.
Take a look at the inaugural year of this festival in picturesque Freshwater on the Isle of Wight.
Continue reading “Yoga and Wellbeing at The Awakening Festival on the Isle of Wight”