Wedding planning can take over your life. Up until recently I thought we were doing quite well; we seemed to spend a small proportion of our time planning the big day and had a good balance of other activities. However, with our impending nuptials just around the corner, it’s now part of pretty much every… Read More A Beginner’s Workshop in Calligraphy
For those of you that don’t know, James and I are getting married at the end of May and the planning/preparing/stressing is in full force. Time is always running away from us but when you have an impending wedding that you’re planning and doing almost every detail yourselves, you wish you could put the brakes… Read More Roadtripping in Denmark
You won’t get a lot of political opinion on this blog; that’s not really what it’s for, and neither Steph nor I are particular preachy at the best of times, unless we’ve found a great new restaurant we want to share. But here’s a tragedy, which unless you live in the country, you probably won’t… Read More What a waste
With last year’s British Summer being a bit of washout, James and I decided we needed some sun and booked a short trip to Barcelona. I had been to Barcelona a few years ago and loved it, whereas it was the first time for James but I knew it was just what we needed. If… Read More Things to do in Barcelona
A couple of years ago I had a break from my usual line of work. Normally I manage digital projects, which is a terrible line of work for someone whose mind doesn’t rest as there’s always some detail or extra consideration which occurs to you just as you’re trying to get to sleep, or worse… Read More They mean business!
Five hours: In the grand scheme of things, not a very long time. But a lot can be done in five hours if you apply yourself, and you can get to some pretty interesting places, with Greek islands, parts of the Middle East and Africa, and even Moscow within flying time of the UK. You… Read More The Lake District
James and I successfully passed our Marriage interview towards the end of last year, meaning we can now officially get married at Bristol Registry Office. Whoop! We’re doing things a little differently to some in that we’re doing the signing of the papers and the legal stuff a few days before our actual wedding. We… Read More The Bath Pig
Hopefully most of you reading this will be all set for the festive break and be down to picking up the last few bits before the madness begins. It’s probably a bit late for online orders to be delivered in time, so if you can face the traffic and crowds then there’s a one-stop-shop which… Read More Last minute Christmas inspiration
Stuart Holmes salon in Cheltenham is one of the town’s treasures. It is one of those places I feel completely confident in recommending to someone, even if that does mean it becomes increasingly popular. I was lucky enough to be invited along to their Black Friday Bloggers week and having already visited Stuart Holmes, there… Read More Give your hair the 5-star treatment at Stuart Holmes, Cheltenham.
I love going to pubs. Just outside of Cheltenham there are a great array of country style pubs that I’ve frequented many a time. Since moving to Bristol these trips have dwindled but that’s not to say my love of pubs has. When I heard about a new pint-sized classic pub opening in Clifton, I… Read More Cotham Arms, Bristol