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…

IF YOU’RE WRITING A BLOG, YOU’RE RUNNING A BUSINESS

IF YOU’RE WRITING A BLOG, YOU’RE RUNNING A BUSINESS

Writing a blog is one of the most satisfying things that you can do with your time, and the fact that a lot of people are able to actually make a living doing just that is pretty amazing. However, there’s one incredibly common mistake that a lot of people make when it comes to their blog. If you’re making a living from writing a blog, even if it’s just as a way to give yourself some rainy day money, then you’re running a business. Unless your blog is a hobby…

MOVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY – THINGS TO KNOW *

MOVING ACROSS THE COUNTRY – THINGS TO KNOW *

Moving across the country might not seem like a Herculean effort, particularly if you live in England, in which the North South divide can often be traversed end to end in a matter of seven or eight road hours. For that reason, it might not seem like you’ll need to consider a few behavioural habits to help you acclimatise to the new location. However, humans are such territorial creatures that moving your home base can often take quite a while to help you find comfort in. This is perfectly naturally,…

6 FEET DEEP IN GIN AT MANCHESTER GIN FESTIVAL *

6 FEET DEEP IN GIN AT MANCHESTER GIN FESTIVAL *

This weekend I finally passed my theory test and there was no better way to celebrate than sipping some tasty alcoholic beverages at Manchester gin festival. Held at the historical Victoria Baths, each pool playing a different part. First off was the taster room, I mean if you’re a fan of gin what better than a whole pool of the stuff. It started off in the female pool still with all of its original features with rustic changing stall with traditional stable doors!

A GUIDE TO THRIFTY LIVING WITH GIFFGAFF *

A GUIDE TO THRIFTY LIVING WITH GIFFGAFF *

Do you know how to build your credit? No? Neither do I. Most millennials don’t know enough when it comes to saving and planning for their financial future! In fact most of us now live pay to pay with very little savings, whether it be for that big special day, an emergency washer or a house deposit. Now that is a scary realisation! To help people along GiffGaff have now created GiffGaff Gameplan. First they revolutionised the mobile industry and now they want to do the same with personal finance. We…

GETTING RED CARPET READY FOR THE BAFTAS *

GETTING RED CARPET READY FOR THE BAFTAS *

Well when I found out I was heading to the BAFTAS earlier this year I just couldn’t believe my luck  I mean what a story to tell. It’s defo gonna be one to tell the grandkids! I mean how an earth was I going to prepare myself for the red carpet, seriously strutting my stuff whilst  rubbing shoulders with the stars!  I love sipping the bubbly stuff as much as the next but this was going to be something special and I needed to get red carpet ready! So how…