Life

Read. Watch. Listen. | Volume 3

Well, when I decided to start writing about the type of entertainment that can be consumed in your home as a blog series I had no idea just how relevant it would be just a few short months later. I know a lot of people have significantly more time than usual on their hands right now, but even for those for whom time is still in short supply,… Continue reading Read. Watch. Listen. | Volume 3

Exploring Lisbon
Travel

Four nights in Lisbon | Travel diary

Before we start, I feel I should acknowledge the current situation the world finds itself in; clearly, not very many people are going to be doing any travelling anytime soon, and this not intended as a suggestion that anyone does. Instead, it’s an account of my own trip there at the end of last year,… Continue reading Four nights in Lisbon | Travel diary

Life

A hoarder considers: is physical clutter sapping my headspace?

Purely in the interests of gift giving, I used to really lament people who don’t like ‘stuff’. What are you supposed to give them as gifts, I would think. Why don’t they want candles or scarves or vases or another pair of earrings? Why don’t they delight in trinkets or accessories or homeware so you can pick out something… Continue reading A hoarder considers: is physical clutter sapping my headspace?

Life

Twenty Twenty: a look ahead

Well, THIS has come around a little sooner than I anticipated. One moment I was eating sausage rolls for breakfast, downing quince gin liquer (found myself with three bottles of the stuff, don’t ask) and indiscriminately scoffing chocolates at any time of day or night, and the next I was awoken at 6am by a cuckoo (that’s… Continue reading Twenty Twenty: a look ahead

Fashion, Life

Three things that have happened since I stopped shopping

There are three weeks left of my three month ban on buying new clothes, shoes and accessories. You can read about Slow Fashion Season and why I decided to do it here, and I will be doing a more comprehensive post about what I’ve learnt and how I move forward when it’s officially over. For… Continue reading Three things that have happened since I stopped shopping

Travel

Four nights in Vinales, Cuba | Travel Diary

With a few nights in Havana under our belts, we were more than ready to retreat to a more rural setting for the second part of our Cuba trip, and that setting was Vinales; a small, colourful town nestled in a lush green valley. While it’s pretty, and certainly charming, you don’t come to Vinales… Continue reading Four nights in Vinales, Cuba | Travel Diary

Fashion

I’ve pledged to buy nothing new for three months and this is why

It feels impossible to believe (and really quite embarrassing to admit) now, but as recently as a year ago the environmental impact of our collective fast fashion habit hadn’t even crossed my mind. I picked up new things regularly and with little thought; a lunchtime Primark trip here, a ‘pop in’ to H&M on the… Continue reading I’ve pledged to buy nothing new for three months and this is why

Travel

Five days in Havana | Travel diary

I don’t think there are many people for whom the idea of ‘Havana’ doesn’t evoke something; it’s the kind of destination that everyone seems to have an impression of already, the word itself imbued with warm, colourful energy and sounds. Despite that, I’ve found it quite difficult to describe Havana to anyone I’ve spoken to… Continue reading Five days in Havana | Travel diary