LONDON BOOK HAUL!!

Last weekend I was in London seeing The Cursed Child, the play that follows on from the Harry Potter novels. I also visited the National Gallery, went on the London Eye and wandered around the shops. And the thing about London is that there is basically a book shop on every street. We went into…

Book Club | My Ultimate Hygge Reading List

The nights are drawing in, Christmas shopping has started and the number of celebs on Strictly is dwindling. As someone who loves all things summer and dreads the chill, I’ve been cultivating a cosy Hygge felling at home. From Woodwick candles that smell like a real log fire, to layers of warm blankets and twinkling…

Four Ways to Travel With a Chronic Illness

This month I went on holiday with my two best friends. We went to beautiful Nice, visiting Cannes and Monaco. And we packed a lot into our short trip, with just three full days. I’ve been on long weekends with the girls before, to London and Edinburgh. But this was my first time going away…

REVIEW: Farangi Girl, Ashley Dartnell

This story I have literally had for YEARS. I read a review of Farangi Girl in a magazine back when it was published in 2011 and somehow ended up with two copies of this book and yet went six years before reading it…how is that even possible? But finally just before Christmas, I read Farangi…

REVIEW: Love of Country by Madeleine Bunting

I bought Love of Country quite a while ago and read the first few chapters when another book drew my attention. Finally, this week I came back to it. Telling the story of Madeleine Bunting’s lifelong connection to the Hebrides, I was excited to read some travel writing about a location that is a little…

OOTD and the perfect casual outfit to give you confidence

At this time of year dressing smartly can feel like a bit of a challenge. Getting the smart-casual balance that is normally solved with jeans a nice top in summer isn’t quite so easily achieved. Step in the statement knit. Well made in luxurious wools and unusual shapes or patterns or sleek and classic, knitwear…

REVIEW: The Summer of the Bear by Bella Pollen

At the height of the Cold War in 1979, a grizzly bear makes a bid for freedom on a small Hebridean island. The Fleming family return to this holiday retreat facing life without their father and under the shadow of his mysterious death. As the summer unfolds, the bear and the children of Nicholas Fleming…

Books I Forgot I Own!!

Hi guys, This video is basically a book haul, but made up of some of the books that have been hidden away at the back of my room. I pretty much forgot I owned them, so I thought I would share them with you in case you are looking for some reading inspiration! Thanks for…

Angels and Bridges: Extra Photos 4

These photos were taken at Gibside in Northumberland a few weeks ago. Gibside is owned by the National Trust and is one of my favourite places to visit. As you can see, when the weather is right you can see for miles. The walks are filled with beautiful sights and lush trees. It’s a great…

Angels and Bridges: Time

This piece is inspired by Gibside in Northumberland. I hope you enjoy reading. In the autumn the sky was pushed out by red leaves, thick and heavy, weighed down by the Northumberland rain. In his wellies and coat he liked the nip of the wind from the high trail where you could step to the…