THE DREAM DESK SPACE *

THE DREAM DESK SPACE *

One thing I can’t wait for when I have my own home is to create my little work space, my own cosy corner, my home office. I do a lot of work on my computer and I would love to get in a zone that isn’t on the sofa or squashed in the corner of my bed. I want a desk space that will open my mind, be clean and tidy and just an area that I can concentrate in get creative! If you are a home worker, you will…

A GUIDE TO BETTER SLEEP *

A GUIDE TO BETTER SLEEP *

I am a person who has always suffered from trouble sleep – whether it be restless nights or difficulty drifting off. I feel I’ve forgotten what it’s like to run on fully charged and my body has just caved in and has learnt how to function on about 6 hours a night! This often plays with my mood and the people around me and up with either a hyper sensitive and grumpy Lola or a high energy one powering through exhaustion. I must admit however after using my S Plus to…

#EXPLORINGCHESHIRE WITH LAURUS HOMES *

#EXPLORINGCHESHIRE WITH LAURUS HOMES *

As you may know by know I live in the powerhouse of the North, the city that’s home to infamous bands, historical figures and premiere league football clubs. However, I wasn’t born into a cosmopolitan lifestyle, in fact I’m a country bumpkin that hails from a picturesque part of the Lake District! One reason I chose to make Manchester my home is the versatility this area offers – you may have cracking nightlife and fabulous restaurants, however stray a little further and I’m back to green lands, still waters and…

A HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE

A HOT AIR BALLOON ADVENTURE

So, today I had what I can only describe as an incredibly surreal morning! If you watched my Insta, you would have seen I partook in an amazing experience, something my mum has always wanted to tick off her bucket list! Yep, that’s right at 6am we floated off in a hot air balloon! I was lucky enough last year to win a virgin experience voucher, and so I decided to get in the brownie points and gift my mum with a trip for multiple Birthdays and Christmases – dam I just…

GOING BANANAS THIS SUMMER WITH MUSTARD *

GOING BANANAS THIS SUMMER WITH MUSTARD *

If there is one thing I love the most about Summer it’s being able to enjoy the outdoors! Reading, writing and eating!  It’s good for the body and for the mind and if I could, I would spend all day, everyday laying in the sun! My favourite thing has to be dining Al Fresco though! Whether it’s in restaurants, in the great outdoors or a simple picnic style. What makes picnics even better is having the cutest tuppawear around! Mustard is making me literally go bananas…over it’s quirky snack boxes and…

WEDDING ACCESSORIES – ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS *

WEDDING ACCESSORIES – ITS ALL IN THE DETAILS *

When it comes to tying the knot, over 200,000 Brits say ‘I do’ each year and we give ourselves on average to years to plan the perfect day! Over the years I have casually been working in the wedding industry I’ve seen it all. I know what works and what doesn’t. What people enjoy and what they don’t – let’s be honest most of the time they are piddled and it’s hard to find fault with anything! Most importantly I’ve realised what I do want and what I don’t when…

TOP TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS

TOP TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS

For many blogging is a serious game from what may have started as a little corner of the web that allowed the freedom of sharing opinions and experiences has slowly grown into a full-blown business. This may be something that brings in extra pocket-money or has turned into a full-time job! Whatever you want out of it you gotta start somewhere, so here are my top tips for new bloggers. There are now a variety of platforms out there that give bloggers the opportunity to reach out and work with…

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

THE AGROS ROSE FESTIVAL WITH VISITCYPRUS *

On the beautiful island of Cyprus, just East of Mount Olympus, there is the picturesque region of Pitsillia. The climate of the Pitsillia region perfect for the locals to cultivate the ‘Rosa damascene’ for various wonderful uses. And the exciting festival that takes place every May during the rose harvest in Agros which honours the rose and it’s endless beneficial uses. Last week I went along to visitcyprus’ ‘Rosewater Event’ which celebrated this very festival. We were welcomed into a beautiful rose filled room and treated to a refreshing rose bellini decorated with dried…

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CRAFT CHOCOLATES *

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CRAFT CHOCOLATES *

Can you remember the last time you sat down with a decent box of chocolates?! Yep neither can I! There is so much sweet stuff on the shelves now with treat bags to share bars, however as my dad would always say ‘this is not real chocolate’ – in a really strong French accent. I suppose, being from France where the streets are filled with chocolatiers making craft chocolate bars and indulgent truffles he is right! The stuff we get from the shops is far less desirable than a handmade chocolate!…

THE IMPORTANCE OF PEN AND PAPER WITH #NATIONALSTATIONERYWEEK

THE IMPORTANCE OF PEN AND PAPER WITH #NATIONALSTATIONERYWEEK

In this day and age we live in a digital era, most of what we do in our daily lives revolve around technology and traditional means are slowly fading away! Instead of writing letters we send a quick text, postcards are replaced by Instagram posts, cheques are now wireless transfers  (that is unless your my nana who refuses to step into the world on online banking). Don’t get me wrong the advances of technology have so many positive notes and brought convenience into our lives. We are able to contact…