Happy birthday to me!

It’s my 29th birthday today! And what better excuse than a birthday to feast on cake. So I’m sharing with you one of the fanciest and tastiest cakes I’ve ever made… Konditor & Cook’s Mela Cannella. Here’s the book, and my version… It’s a perfect cake for this time of year as it’s full of…

Asos payday splurge!

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, come payday each month, I will have a list of a zillion items in my Asos saved items patiently waiting to be bought. This month is, of course, no different, and because it’s my birthday in two days, I’ve decided to move a few bits into my basket…

Make-up inspo: Bryce Dallas Howard

It’s nine months until my wedding, and quite a few of the big jobs are in the bag: venue booked, dress bought, bridesmaids sorted. Which means my mind is now turning to some of the little details. I’m planning to do my own hair and make-up, and the latter is something I’m quite excited about…

#Shelfie

We’ve been in our new house for two months now (wow, that has flown) and have almost finished painting all the rooms – just the kitchen to go. Phew, it has felt like a slog, but the place is looking lovely with a bit of fresh colour where once yellowy beige reigned. Now┬áit’s time for…

Warehouse is ON its game

I’m not ashamed to admit that I check the ‘new in’ section of Asos on an almost daily basis, and my ‘saved items’ is always chock full of things I love. Recently, I’ve noticed that more and more of these lustworthy pieces are from Warehouse. Surprising? I used to love a bit of Warehouse back…

Scones for days

I spent Sunday afternoon testing out a fun new recipe from BBC Good Food: lemon drizzle scones. I mean, come on, it’s the perfect combination of two of the nest bakes: lemon drizzle cake and the classic scone. I can highly recommend the recipe: nice and easy, and tasted delicious. Only two left sadly, so…

All the pretty blouses

It’s inevitable that, as we march through August, wardrobe-related thoughts turn to things less summery. We were promised a heatwave this weekend, which doesn’t seem to have materialised, and the fashion magazines are full of autumn/winter collections, so it’s natural to want to follow suit. For me, this is manifesting itself in a desire to…

Cookery courses

I’ve been testing out the best cookery courses in the UK – read about it here!