SALTED CARAMEL CUPCAKES WITH POPCORN SHED *

SALTED CARAMEL CUPCAKES WITH POPCORN SHED *

A few weeks back you would have watched me make the most delicious cupcakes inspired by Popcorn Shed’s gourmet flavours. Yes, those salted caramel popcorn cakes that made you want to lick you screen! I love being in the kitchen and find baking really therapeutic and calming so it doesn’t take much for me to get the whisk out. One thing I used to love was my nana’s fairy cakes but instead of butter icing I thought I could make them far more indulgent by filling them with sticky salted…

6 LESSONS YOU’LL LEARN WHILST WANDERLUSTING

6 LESSONS YOU’LL LEARN WHILST WANDERLUSTING

There’s a reason why travelling has become so popular with the younger generation. Seeing the world and escaping from the perhaps mundane routines of everyday life teaches lessons unlike no other. So, as I prepare to spend my summer travelling I searched to see what lessons I may learn whilst off wanderlusting.  A surge in young, budding travellers has resulted in much cheaper travel options, and a rise in popularity of flight comparison apps means it’s easier than ever to get to your destination at a very low-cost. This is…

TOP TIPS TO SAVE MONEY IN 2019

TOP TIPS TO SAVE MONEY IN 2019

It’s a quarter way into the year and after Christmas bank accounts are looking a little bare… anyone else know that feeling? Last year I manage to discover some successful ways to save money. Who wants in?! I mean lets just be honest everything is getting pricier and it seems so much harder to squirrel money away. Those trips away, fancy meals and new gadgets always seemed out of reach.  It was said last year by The Sunday Times, that a woman with two children will have to earn on average…

A NIGHT IN THE NORTHERN QUARTER *

A NIGHT IN THE NORTHERN QUARTER *

Manchester holds a truly special place in my heart. I experienced it as a young student and then as a mature adult. I have seen many shades of this vibrant city. There are many memories dotted about diners, drinking spots and dance floors. There is one part of Manchester that I could always rely on to show me the best time. The Northern Quarter. A bustling neighbourhood full of boho bars, trendy restaurants and independent record shops. However, all over this cosmopolitan city you will find buzzy restaurants, unique bars,…

THE PERFECT HANGOVER CURE – FAUNA AND FLORA

THE PERFECT HANGOVER CURE – FAUNA AND FLORA

As you may know, recently I ventured back to Lisbon for a couple of days. The occasion wasn’t pleasant, the weather was poor but it was perfect for a bit more exploring and eating. Down the bustling backstreets of the city, along a street filled with quaint restaurants and cafes was a brunch spot I’ve been dying to try! Fauna and Flora. Last time I flew over, every time I even attempted to dine there, it was an impossibility – queues out the door and not a spare seat in…

FASHION FORWARD WITH FEMME LUXE *

FASHION FORWARD WITH FEMME LUXE *

I don’t have many weaknesses in life, but, clothes are one of them! Call it obsessed, call me an addict, a shopaholic. I have no will power, once an item has grabbed my attention, there is no stopping me – I am at the checkout purse in hand. I have now had to implement a one in and one out policy ha! My wardrobe is full to the brim, organised perfectly in garment sections and colour order. There is just something about pretty clothes I can not resist! So, when…

A GUIDE TO GROWING AS A PERSON

A GUIDE TO GROWING AS A PERSON

2018 was a testing time. It was a big year for me in many ways and for the first time I took a real step back and looked into, what was my life. It was a turning point, time to make some critical decisions about what I wanted to do, the person I wanted to be and the life I wanted to lead. I made my choices and jobs were left, houses were moved, education reignited, toxic people were left behind and some friends decided to walk away – but…

MIDWEEK MUSIC VIBES WITH PEN AND PENCIL *

MIDWEEK MUSIC VIBES WITH PEN AND PENCIL *

Let’s be honest time is this sneaky little guy that slips away from us! The amount of things we’d be able to achieve if we just had a little more time on our hands! Relationships is just one thing that can suffer from our busy busy lives and we need to re-engage with how important it is to spend time with lived ones. We all have those friends and family members that no matter how long we leave it our relationships stay the same but just because they can withstand…

THE WINTER EDIT #3

THE WINTER EDIT #3

This week has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. It’s had ups and downs along with tears and laughter. It’s been jam packed and testing but onto a new week. So, let’s find out what’s been going on in the Winter Edit #3. My developing placement begun this week. I have gone back to the school where my education all started! As you can imagine it has been very nostaligic – and was very comfortable going into somewhere with familiar faces. Speaking of placements, you may have seen on…

A QUICK GUIDE FOR TRAVELLING HAND LUGGAGE *

A QUICK GUIDE FOR TRAVELLING HAND LUGGAGE *

It’s Friday and I have just arrived in Lisbon… YEY! As always I flew with only hand luggage using my nifty little backpack. If you travel around a lot like me, whether it be in the UK or around the world the key to an easy life is to travel light! Not only does this save you lugging heavy bags around in the heat or the rain it can also save a fortune on hold baggage costs! You may not think you can pack enough for a 2 week holiday in…