WHY I STARTED BLOGGING & MY HAPPINESS PROJECT

I started a blog in February for two reasons. The first was that I’d just come back from a long weekend in Lisbon and had what I felt were lots of good tips that I wanted to pass onto others (it’s such an overlooked gem of a city; you can read the post here –…

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HELP YOURSELF TO SOME INSPIRATION

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you are hankering after a life epiphany it appears that you could do worse than getting on a bus in the rain. Gretchen Rubin was sitting in a bus one day when she had the sudden realisation when staring out of a window that she was in danger of wasting…

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EVERYBODY TO THEIR STATION(ery)

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Whilst spring cleaning this Bank Holiday weekend I was transported back to 1997, pre-mobiles phones, pre-Facebook and pre-Instagram, think All Saints (I see cargo pants are back in style again – groan, I learned the first time they do me no favours, give me a midi skirt nipped in at the…

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JUST POTT-er-Y ABOUT CERAMICS

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   I came across Gemma Orkin recently when I was in Cape Town and I stumbled across her work in the indoor market at the V&A Waterfront. I absolutely loved all of her pieces (especially the flamingoes pieces) and eventually settled on this tray: It’s now pride of place on my bedside table…

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SOUTH AFRICA: THE BEST OF THE REST

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I absolutely loved South Africa and it truly was the BEST holiday (the emphatic nature of this statement requires CAPITALS). However, I am going to have to stop banging on about it as it doesn’t do to dwell on the past even if the present is back to sitting at a desk!…

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STELLENBOSCH: IT’S MY WAY OR THE SEGWAY

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As a surprise, whilst we were in Stellenbosch, I booked a… wait for it…. sunset vineyard segway tour! It’s not my usual cup of tea I grant you, and I was a little apprehensive at first but, hey, why not? And, I kid you not, it was amazing! Spier is…

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YOU MAKE ME (BUY) BLUSH

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Chiffon layers, blush tones and rosy hues are a sure sign that Spring is arriving and whilst florals for Spring is not revolutionary (I always think of Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada scathing retort; “Florals? For Spring? Ground breaking”), this by no means perturbs me. I absolutely fell…

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