Heels, Champagne Fridays, Cake & Frills

If you asked me to list all the things that represent my favourite hashtag, #ElevateTheEveryday, Champagne Fridays would be very close to the Number One spot!

Closely followed by cake and heels. Notice though that heels come after cake in the running order these days.  For a long time I’ve been shying away from heels and opting for flats – unless a door to door, taxi to table journey is on the cards.

One thing I’ve noticed is that if you stop wearing heels for a considerable amount of time, you forget how to walk in them. Not good…

My Five Dog Walking Essentials

Since having Biscuit, as much as some days I curse having to go out (generally when the weather is really bad!), I’ve grown to love and appreciate our dog walks.

Fresh air, physical activity, a chance to clear the mind and just be in the moment with a four legged friend who’s having the time of their life is highly underrated.

Before I leave the house there are a few dog walking essentials I always ensure I have with me…and we’re not just talking about the glaringly obvious choice of poop bags here..

Ten Valentine’s Day Gifts You Should Buy For Yourself

Do you still do the Valentine’s Day thing? The secret squirrel act of present buying and trying to book a table for dinner?

Actually scrap that. Try getting a babysitter first and then you can think about booking a table for dinner!

Over the years we’ve settled into the routine of staying in, cooking a nice meal and asking each other if there’s anything in particular the other would would like for a gift. I’m currently wondering if a Sophie Hulme tote falls under the banner of anything in particular…

Cosy Things Come In Beautiful Packaging

It’s no secret that I love a lazy Saturday morning. If there’s nothing specific that has to be done then I’m happiest hanging out at home, flicking though magazines, drinking coffee and relishing in the thought of not having to be anywhere in particular.

The only thing that makes a lazy Saturday morning better in my opinion is the delivery of a beautiful package that contains something exciting! And having the time to open it, relish the experience and not have to rush.

What can I say…I’m a sucker for pretty boxes and silky tissue paper. Always have been, always will be…

The Story Of How Blogging Found Me

My initial title for this post was going to be How I Got Into Blogging as it’s a question I get asked a heck of a lot. But really, I think blogging found me – I didn’t go looking for it. At least not consciously.

I was actually looking for somewhere and something to write but I didn’t think there was any book material in my head at that point. At school my favourite subject was English. I passed my O Level – which by the way, makes me really old – no GCSE’s here!

I was however notoriously bad at maths. I actually managed a U for Ungraded in my maths CSE – yep…couldn’t even get anywhere near O Level level! My Actuary husband with the most clever mathematical brain I know is probably shaking his head right about now.

Anyhoo, despite the horrendous maths history, I ended up working in finance for 90% of my career. Go figure. Or in my case, don’t.