• LIFESTYLE

    Spring into Easter

    Ok, so perhaps the title is a little off. Spring may make me happier, which in turn makes me a better person, right? Anyway, it’s been a minute since I’ve had a moment to upload and share some of my fabulous views and several mouth watering food sampling experiences. We’ve now crossed over to British Summer Time, the cherry blossoms are out, and my furry white hot water bottle is being used less these days – thank goodness! Winter feels long at this point, and have you noticed how everyone has bloomed like a bud in season, as the UK begins to waken up from it’s winter sleep. If you…

  • Blog

    Oprah’s top tips on how to stay positive

    I loved these top tips from Oprah on how to stay positive! What are you passionate about? What makes you come alive? When you are in your highest positive state you are free to create, to build, to grow whatever is in your hands. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s so easy to get so caught up with life and the day to day situations that they become a distraction (sometimes a steadfast distraction at that) to who we really are, and what we are on this planet to do. She hits on a great point that we all want to be seen, but the true reality is…

  • COMMUNITY,  FOOD,  LIFESTYLE

    Who does the best hot chocolate?

    Whilst we strive to get the best value for our money, and move into a more flexible working environment. I got the idea to write about hot chocolate during one of my regular working sessions from the local coffee shop. Living in West London we have everything from Pret, Starbucks, Costa, Cafe Nero and even a few specialist coffee shops such as Harris & Hoole, Artisan and a few others that I couldn’t mention because there are way too many for me to handle already. I’ve reviewed a few and I thought I’d give you my recommendation by reviewing each one. Let me know if you have a favourite hot…

  • FOOD

    Saturday kitchen: chilli con carne  

    There’s nothing better than a bowl of homemade chilli when it’s cold and grey outside. Thanks to my friend I managed to make the best chilli I have ever had to the joy of making. I had to make a few adjustments as I didn’t have 500g of mince, so here’s what I went with. 250g mince 2 cloves of garlic  1/2 chopped onion 1 chopped pepper  1/2 tin of chopped tomatoes  1/2 tin of kidney beans  1 beef stock cube  300ml boiling water 1 tsp chilli powder  1 tsp coco powder 3 tsp tomato purée  Pinch of cinnemon Chedder cheese to sprinkle  Basmati rice  Voila! I hope you enjoy…

  • Blog,  LIFESTYLE

    Celebrate everyday

    I’m not really a big birthday person. I like them, but I tend not to focus on them much. However, it is nice to mark the occasion when it comes and I love the idea of doing something cool and different. Thanks to a close friend this year will be spent eating Spanish food, and jumping on trampolines! Yes, I am 31 years young today. I write this post as I wake today with a slight cold, and waiting on the train into central London, with a thought on my heart to share.  I’m still here! I woke up today! I’m alive and I have so much to be thankful…

  • 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,  FOOD,  LIFESTYLE

    The randomness of my day

    I cannot begin to tell you, or share the most amazing season of my life. 2015 has been nothing short of a miracle, and a so many stories to tell and share. Much of which will remain undercover for now, but I just want to share a little bit of my heart today. First, let me introduce you to this fantastic album, and one of my favourite songs right now. Hillsong United from their album Empire. Summer is making a subtle appearance. Today’s temp reached 18 degrees! We’ve just had a bank holiday weekend in the UK, and besides having a fantastic weekend, I was happy to go back to work today.…

  • LIFESTYLE

    It’s all about that teapot

    I am on the look out for a teapot, but not just any teapot. I want this teapot!     However, as £70 is quite a lot to spend on a teapot, I am looking around for other options. It all started whilst home at Christmas, when I fell in love with the rather plain teapot he bought for his new house. I used to think teapots were old, and not very exciting; however, since almost freezing to death in this cold winter I’ve found that teapots come in very handy when at home, and significantly reduce multiple trips to the kettle.   The thought of having one next to my…

  • LIFESTYLE

    Sunset adventures

    Hello, Sorry it’s been a bit quite on the blog front. I’ve been busy writing, and working on a few new projects. After a busy Christmas break back home, I’ve been catching up on some sleep and working hard to finish editing my long awaited novel. Thanks to a generous gift from mum and dad, I’ve been blessed with a rather nazi DSLR, which has served as a great distraction and fuelled my passion for taking pictures to a new level. I can’t express how much I love this camera, and how excited I am to have just received my tripod and light box, (which I still have to set up).…

  • 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,…