How to make apple and blackberry gin

How to make apple and blackberry gin

Who doesn’t like the spirit of the moment? Thanks to restrictions lifted by the government we’re all enjoying a gin resurgence and the industry is booming.

We have a lovely collection of gin but a few ropey old bottles have remained in our alcohol cupboard for far longer than I care to admit.

I love making my own gin infusions and I shamelessly stole this idea from a friend who shared her recipe with me on Instagram. This is a great way to make a plain gin something special and worthwhile drinking. It also would make a great gift, two years ago I made earl grey gin which went down very well with all who received it.

Here’s how I made it, it’s really simple and will make you look like a domestic goddess, Nigella eat your heart out!

Continue reading “How to make apple and blackberry gin”

Festive wreath making with Teacups and Tutus

Festive wreath making with Teacups and Tutus

I’ve gone wreath mad this year, I’ve already got three up and I am planning a fourth if I have time!

I made my first proper foliage wreath this year thanks to Teacups and Tutus in Southampton who hosted a Christmas wreath workshop with cuttings supplied by Sweet Pea Florists.

Take a look at this festive class and the wreath I created that’s now hung on the door.

Continue reading “Festive wreath making with Teacups and Tutus”

A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe

Looking for a cosy spot to hide away from the weather and grab a bite to eat? Salt Cafe at WicorMarine Yacht Haven in Porchester, is so warm and inviting, here’s my delicious lunch review from my first visit. Continue reading “A cosy lunch at Salt Cafe”

A hilarious Christmas Pantomime – Dick Whittington at Mayflower Theatre

A hilarious Christmas Pantomime – Dick Whittington at Mayflower Theatre

Oh no she didn’t! Oh yes she did! This year’s Christmas Pantomime at the Mayflower Theatre* is Dick Whittington and it’s a real cracker, full of innuendo and proper belly laughs!

I joined the Southampton Bloggers for an evening of festive fun, here’s a review of the show and my experience.

Continue reading “A hilarious Christmas Pantomime – Dick Whittington at Mayflower Theatre”

Walking with Hensting Alpacas

Walking with Hensting Alpacas

It’s not everyday that you can say you’ve taken an alpaca for a walk! Take a look at the wonderful experience I had at Hensting Alpacas in Brambridge, Eastleigh. And yes, of course, there’s A LOT of cute alpaca pictures. Continue reading “Walking with Hensting Alpacas”

Goga with Mucky Bucket Farm

Goga with Mucky Bucket Farm

GOGA! Downward facing…goat?🧘🏼‍♀️🐐🧘🏼‍♀️Recently I experienced goat yoga, aka goga, for the first time. Here’s a post that will help you find out more about this fun new variety of yoga, as well as including plenty of cute pygmy goat pictures!

Continue reading “Goga with Mucky Bucket Farm”

Escapism and pampering at the Eforea Spa

Escapism and pampering at the Eforea Spa

There’s nothing like treating yourself to a pamper, especially when you’ve been busy, a little time to yourself goes a long way!

Recently I was invited to spent a day at the Eforea Spa in the Hilton at the Ageas Bowl in Hampshire* to rest, relax and unwind. Take a look at my day…

Continue reading “Escapism and pampering at the Eforea Spa”

How to make a pom pom Christmas wreath

How to make a pom pom Christmas wreath

Pom pom me up! This year I’ve got a bit pom pom obsessed and I have started making bits for the house. My latest pom pom creation is a festive wreath, take a look at this guide at how to make one yourself. It’s very easy, just a bit time consuming! Continue reading “How to make a pom pom Christmas wreath”

Be productive with an Effici planner

Be productive with an Effici planner

Are you on the look out for ways to be more productive and organised? I’m forever looking at ways to up my efficiency and this new planner has really helped. Continue reading “Be productive with an Effici planner”