I haven't been blogging very long, I am nothing if not inconsistent with it and I had, before last week, attended a grand total of one blogger event. But somehow I had slipped through the cracks and slithered all the way on to the list of finalists for the V by Very Blog Awards 2017, … Continue reading V by Very Blog Awards 2017
I've been a bit of a lazy blogger of late, mainly because work has been all consuming, but finally the weekend has arrived and I am going to bring you along with me on a very chilled and slightly indulgent Saturday. But first for the exciting news... Champagne in a Teacup has been shortlisted for the 2017 … Continue reading Weekending like a Pro….
My second Birchbox, the July addition, was an aesthetic triumph. Themed "summer daze" it looked like an LA sunset, depicting blackened palm trees against the backdrop of a whimsical blue and pink skyline. It definitely evokes images of balmy summer evenings on foreign shores and will make a cute storage box after the products have … Continue reading July Birchbox: Review
So June saw the arrival of my first Birchbox, or in this case a Birchbag, and even if I hated all the products inside the joy at receiving a parcel in the post was almost worth the subscription price. Signing for a package from the postman (especially when it is not bloody exam papers needing … Continue reading Birchbox Review
“We can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.” (The Mill on the Floss) The classics can be a drag to read sometimes (and that sacrilegious declaration comes from a teacher of English) but … Continue reading Celebrate Yourself….
January can be quiet on the retail front, due to the financial incontinence of the festive season and some general January sales fatigue. I hate rooting through racks and racks of sale stock, preferring my occasional shopping sprees to be a little easier on the eye. I am far more into a simple, clean aesthetic … Continue reading January Favourites
Between travelling and my birthday this month, I picked up quite a selection of new hair and beauty odds and ends and so here is a rundown on some of my faves. All you beauty aficionados will instantly realise that I came very late to the party with almost all of these products, and I … Continue reading August Favourites…Beauty
Having not been through this airport for a couple of years, this week was my first time in the new look Stansted Airport duty free area. The shopping was great, the walk back from the cafe to find MAC and Urban Decay not so good. But I managed to retrace a path and purchased a … Continue reading Shopping and Spruced up Scrambled Eggs
So we are home by now from our week in London and although it was one of our shortest summer trips in years, it was a great week in one of our favourite cities. Since last I posted we spent a couple of hours on the Kings Road in Chelsea; wandering around, eating lunch and … Continue reading The Final London Travel Post
Morning - woke up a little later than normal so going to keep the update on yesterday's London explorations short and sweet. We started the day separately, history nerd husband at the Museum of London and caffeine addict wife at the corner of Carnaby Street with a camera, a credit card and a warm paper … Continue reading Carnaby Street and the Footsteps of the Ripper.