• 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.

  • BUSINESS,  PODCAST,  STORIES,  Uncategorized

    Behind The Scene Etsy Business Update: Podcast Episode 22

    podcast episode behind the scenes etsy business owner

    This week I sat down and shared a few updates around bank holiday weekend, burn out and shared a behind the scenes of an Etsy business update. Grab your coffee and listen in because I share some exciting news developing over on Frame Your World. For anyone new here I love to sit down and have a chat on the pod every two weeks. If I’m not interviewing an amazing guest, I’m usually giving you a behind the scenes look at what’s been going on with me in life, stories and all things Frame Your World business. Every month I also record an exclusive episode for my Patreon community. If…

  • STORIES

    Meet Me At The Cherry Blossom Tree

    cherry blossom tree outside hotel

    ‘Are you kidding me, Sir?’ Enraged at the airline representative calling to deliver the bad news. ‘Why won’t you let me on this plane, I need to get home for my sister’s wedding dress appointment,’ I’d never really been this late home before.

  • LIFESTYLE

    Lessons From Lockdown

    women on laptop with dog lying next to her

    Inspired by the lovely Lottie Map who wrote a blog post on her lockdown habits experience from a positive perspective, I thought I'd share a few positives I've found in this season too.

  • 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,  BUSINESS

    PACK ORDERS WITH ME & painting with watercolour

    Filming #WeeklyLee has been so much fun. I’m now eleven episodes in and I am so grateful for the support I’ve received over the last few months with Frame Your World. This week I pack orders and pull out some old art materials to have a go at painting watercolours for the first time in years. Tomorrow it’s officially one month till I took the plunge and registered to become self-employed as I began to test and birth my eCommerce shop @frameyourworldco. I’ve never really celebrated those birthday and milestone dates before, but I’ve decided to make a change this year. ⠀⠀  ⠀⠀ Starting a business at any stage of…

  • 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…

  • BLOG

    Hope for the New Year

    So I’m sitting job Starbucks listening to the Michael Buble or Chris Martin singing ‘have yourself a merry little Christmas’ with my toffee but latte, Nora Ephron book “I feel bad about my neck” and some free coffee capsules for an espresso machine I don’t have yet. Still, I speak it into reality and when I do have one I have capsules ready to go! It’s New Year’s Eve and as I look up from my red cup to see girls studying, I’m surrounded by friends gathering and individuals engrossed in their laptops and books. As I stare at the Chinese girl across from me with a full spread of water…

  • 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…

  • 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…