An early start for Record Store Day 2019 at Winyl

An early start for Record Store Day 2019 at Winyl

Oh hi 6am, I love seeing you after less than four hours sleep! 😂😂😂

Despite the total lack of sleep, and three long drives the day before, the lure of Record Store Day 2019 [RSD] was one I couldn’t resist.

This year Henry (the better, more numerically minded, other half) and I headed to his home town of Manningtree to an amazing independent record shop called Winyl.

Come and take a look around this absolute gem of a record store and the limited edition records we managed to buy.

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Hello glowing cheeks! St Ives Oat Scrub and Mask

Hello glowing cheeks! St Ives Oat Scrub and Mask

Well don’t you scrub up well? 😘

If, like me you’re obsessed with a good scrub, like the cult classic St Ives Apricot scrub, then you’ll be pleased to know there’s many more in that family of products.

After discovering the Pink Lemonade & Mandarin Orange Scrub in Superdrug I then stumbled across the Oat Scrub and Mask in Home Bargains of all places!

Here are some thoughts on the St Ives Oatmeal Scrub and Mask

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The Fitness Diaries April 2019 – Hard work and routine

The Fitness Diaries April 2019 – Hard work and routine

This is the second instalment of The Fitness Diaries, documenting the beginning of my journey to shed some chub and get fitter!

It’s 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 these fitness updates.

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Discovering Trading Post Coffee Roasters in the Lanes of Brighton

Discovering Trading Post Coffee Roasters in the Lanes of Brighton

There’s nothing like discovering an excellent new coffee shop on your travels!

Over the year’s I’ve spent a lot of time in Brighton so I knew that heading straight to the lanes would yield an instant result for a morning caffeine fix!

Thankfully on my amble down Duke Street it wasn’t long until I discovered Trading Post Coffee Roasters. And, oh boy, what a find it was! Continue reading “Discovering Trading Post Coffee Roasters in the Lanes of Brighton”

Making a leather satchel with The Makers Guild

Making a leather satchel with The Makers Guild

It’s not often you can say the garment or bag you’re wearing is one you’ve hand made yourself.

Henry (the taller, more numerically inclined, better half) very sweetly booked me onto a course at The Makers Guild – a leather workshop which teaches you how to make a satchel.

It was an incredible experience, take a look at the journey from punching holes to stitching the bag together.

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Picking up pastries from Bread Addiction in Southsea

Picking up pastries from Bread Addiction in Southsea

Cakes and buns by the sea! A short stroll from Southsea Beach will find you on Elm Grove at Bread Addiction, a cosy cafe that will satisfy all of your bakery desires.

Portsmouth’s foodie scene is an ever growing hub of independents offering treats both savoury and sweet. Take a look at my recent stop for croissants and don’t forget to let me know what you think if you decide to pop by!

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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”