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

Life

Perfectionism and me: an update

I’ve written twice specifically about perfectionism before, referenced it many more times, had it creep into multiple blog posts in various other guises, and failed to write anything at all on account of it more than I can count, so I guess you could say it’s something of a defining feature of mine. For a while,… Continue reading Perfectionism and me: an update

Elvi clothing Komeko chambray wide leg jumpsuit
Fashion, Life

I finally took ‘looking slimmer’ off my dressing agenda

For more years than I care to remember, there was a common key factor in my clothes shopping decisions and outfit selection process. Under the sort of harsh changing room lights that make you feel particularly shiny and toad-like anyway, or in my own bedroom, I have looked in the mirror at my prospective outfit… Continue reading I finally took ‘looking slimmer’ off my dressing agenda