Lifestyle · Travel

Isle of Wight Day #3: Mermaids and Midget Gems

On day #3 of our Isle of Wight adventures, my mum suggested that we take a trip out to West Cowes and Gurnard on the northwest side of the island. When my grandmother was alive, she used to enjoy walking along the seaside promenade between these two towns, but aside from a few occasions watching… Continue reading Isle of Wight Day #3: Mermaids and Midget Gems

Lifestyle · Travel

Isle of Wight Day #2: Yaverland Beach and Barbecued Treats

Our second day on the Isle of Wight greeted us with warm sunshine and an unspoken promise of no spontaneous rainstorms. As the sun appeared to be there to stay (unlike day #1 of our Isle of Wight adventures), we headed up and over the hills and down to Yaverland Beach on the southeast side… Continue reading Isle of Wight Day #2: Yaverland Beach and Barbecued Treats

Lifestyle · Travel

Isle of Wight Day #1: Butterfly World and Dinner at The Folly Inn

Last week, I caught a ferry to the Isle of Wight with my mum and my sister to visit my mum’s side of the family (yes, I’m half corkhead) and soak up a few of the many beautiful sights and attractions that the island has to offer. Over the years, we have made countless trips and… Continue reading Isle of Wight Day #1: Butterfly World and Dinner at The Folly Inn

Beauty & Fashion · Lifestyle

Burt’s Bees X Niomi Smart Competition Product Review

In April, I became the incredibly lucky winner of the Burt’s Bees X Niomi Smart Instagram competition. I have been a big fan of Burt’s Bees since I first started using their lip balm age 15, so when the company contacted me to inform me that I had won a box of face care goodies picked… Continue reading Burt’s Bees X Niomi Smart Competition Product Review

Beauty & Fashion · Lifestyle

My Graduation Outfit

If you’ve clicked on this blog post on the day it was published, there is a good chance that I’m currently shaking hands with some fancy pants people, enjoying a nice glass of bubbly, or creating one of those truly novel throwing-my-cap-in-the-air-in-celebration photographs because IT’S MY GRADUATION DAY! I plan to write a mushy post… Continue reading My Graduation Outfit

Creativity · Lifestyle

Creating A Wildlife Garden #1: The Starting Point

Last year, I dug a little patch of land beneath my kitchen window at home with the intention of converting it into a floral paradise to support England’s ever-declining native species of bees and butterflies. However, after replacing the old, disintegrating garden border with new granite blocks and digging out excessive quantities of grass, brambles and other weeds, the… Continue reading Creating A Wildlife Garden #1: The Starting Point