• BLOG,  LIFESTYLE,  STORIES,  TRAVEL,  YOU TUBE

    Exploring Kendal

    architectural photography of brown and gray castle

    Last month we took some time off work to reset and reset. It was beyond time to visit family too so we headed north towards Scotland. First stop, Kendal in Cumbria. We made it through all the restrictions on the full trip by the skin of our teeth.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Why it’s ok to be different

    Coffee & Trainers

    I wrote this blog in April, and I never published it. I don’t know why, but I wanted to share this with you now. I have never been more inspired than how I feel right now. It’s Saturday, it’s sunny, and I have a lot to be grateful for. I’ve spent most of the working on my latest project, The Perfect Fit. I’m hoping to work with one of the agents I’ve reached out to, but if they feel it’s not for them, then I’m gearing up to go direct and share my novel with you, the reader. I’ve never been more excited about the novel as I am now.…

  • BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Dear Diary: There Is More

    laptop with blank screen

    The caterpillar that once was has suddenly discovered its wings and learned how to fly. I found myself struck by the thought of the butterfly and how beautiful and breathtaking it can be to find one. Now I’m not an ecological expert, I’m an artist and a writer, but I drew a butterfly recently for my cards of kindness campaign to remind and encourage people that they are beautifully unique. In today’s crazy-busy world it feels easier to forget to look in the mirror and check in on ourselves than it does to scroll through the reams of stills and images on our phone comparing and contrasting our life and…

  • BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Life Update: New Year, New Beginnings

    New Year, New Beginnings

    Happy New Year! Can you believe we are two weeks into 2020 already? It’s been a whirlwind from christmas shopping to buzzing around running running christmas markets with Frame Your World, and taking up opportunities in London and speaking opportunities in Oxford. LIFE UPDATE I am still working on filling out the reflect part of my new 2020 bullet journal, and working to build in some exciting goals for me to form habits around this year. This is something I’ll share a lot more of in the future weeks and months as my new self care plan unfolds. MY PLAN FOR THIS BLOG I have so many platforms and channels…

  • LIFESTYLE

    What to do when life hands you lemons?

    If my life was a quote, then this would sum up my day and week. Do you ever get those weeks where it feels like you’re been hit with one obstacle after another? I’m sure you do! For me, this week, was exactly like that. I’ve cried and crumbled for a moment with anxiety until I realised that it’s time for me to get on my feet and fight back. Not in the literal sense, but internally I decided to stand firm regardless of the circumstances that were facing me. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can choose how we respond.   On that note, I’m…

  • TRAVEL

    Wild horses and beach huts

    This weekend I achieved an unwritten goal by exploring Bournemouth beach and taking a long-awaited picture of their famous beach huts. I was a magical adventure that I didn’t anticipate. I mean... who knew we had thousands of wild horses running around the UK? I didn’t. The day started with a good old trip to Starbucks.

  • FOOD,  Uncategorized

    Smoked salmon love

    I have recently discovered the joy of poached eggs and salmon! It’s incredible, and despite years of turning down the cured fish for its raw appearance and texture. I am in love! ?  I don’t imagine this is news to anyone, but I was rather excited at discovering news ways to eat my favourite ingredients, and found a bunch of greens, with a slice of lemon brought a fresh and delightful lunch to the table.    P.S I find using the cling film technique to making poached eggs much more effective than the silicon cups I bought from Robert Dyas. If you’re not familiar with this technique, then get a…

  • BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Where’s our great British summer?

    You could say this is the question on everyone’s mind? It’s not exactly been the Indian summer we were promised, but then again I am Scottish and I come from a land where the sight of grey sky, rain and wind is of regular occurrence. Sorry to my Scottish friends, and family out there! 🙂 I love you all dearly, and truth be told it sounds like you have seen more of summer than London this year! Still, as it is Wednesday and I missed the Great British Bake Off tonight. #GBBO I’m going to have to watch that one on catch-up, so  I thought I’d share some of my favourite pictures…

  • BLOG,  LIFESTYLE

    Valentines love

    Hello! Happy eve of Valentines!! I hope this finds you well. Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good chick flick. If you’ve been close enough to read a snippet of my current novel, you’ll know I like to write love stories too. Besides starting a new job, meeting new people, and venturing into a world of new opportunity. I have been given the absolute honour writing for the wonderful stationary designers (Jack, and Lorna) over at E.y.i.love. I asked folks across social media to share their favourite, funniest, most romantic, or biggest fail Valentines story with me. The result was this… Sweet Valentine! I hope you enjoy!…

  • LIFESTYLE

    Spots v Stripes

    Hey all, I went shopping at the weekend to my favourite spot. Now normally this would feature something from Zara, but today I’d love to show you a few items from Topshop that I have on my most wanted list right now. I don’t profess to be a fashion blogger, but I do love finding new styles and going shopping, so I thought I’d share. Hope you find it interesting. Let me know in the box below either way. First a few things you need to know about me, and my choice of style. My favourite shops for many years has including, Zara, Warehouse and then Topshop. I love spots,…