Keep it local this Christmas

Anyone who has followed me on Instagram for a while knows I'm a little bit fanatical about supporting small and local businesses where I can.For me, shopping with small businesses is about putting some real thought into gifts and supporting the economy while helping small businesses - usually run by just one person - grow. … Continue reading Keep it local this Christmas

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Love where you live – 5 things to do with children in Deal over the summer holidays

With the summer holiday looming, and as a mum of two (aged 4 and 6), I am always looking for things to do, without ending up bankrupt, or in some kind of asylum. Since moving back to Deal three years ago, we have tried to make the most of what the local area has to … Continue reading Love where you live – 5 things to do with children in Deal over the summer holidays

Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost. 

You know when you've lived somewhere for a long time and think you know the good places to go and all that shenanigans...  And then you discover somewhere new which takes your breath away? That was my Saturday. Half term was busy with lots of friends visiting which was lovely,  but on Saturday I fancied … Continue reading Discovering somewhere new on your doorstep… Well. Almost. 

The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway

I like open spaces. I like quiet. I like getting back to basics and having time to think and declutter my ever manic head. I like simple living and I adore being outside. So when I discovered Elmley nature reserve while aimlessly surfing the Internet and recovering from pleurisy in January 2015,  I struck gold. … Continue reading The owl at the end of the bed: Kent’s hidden hideaway

#blogAshford – building a community through independent retailers

About a month ago I excitedly received my first bloggers event invitation courtesy of Kate at Happy and Glorious in Ashford. I hadn't heard of the shop before as it's been a couple of years since I visited Ashford last but was excited to hear about their event #blogashford which they were running for the second time. … Continue reading #blogAshford – building a community through independent retailers