Travel // Is Haven a place on Earth?

travel Haven holidays DorsetI’ve just returned from a weekend in Dorset, where we stayed at a Haven Holiday Park.  Lou was in Sweden, so it was just me and the boys.  Haven invited us to test the facilities and have a mini break at Rockley Park.  In return for the trip, I joined a 90 minute discussion about our experience.  In my pre-arrival questionnaire, I described my perception of Haven in three words as: “Old-school, Family, Value”.  So what is Haven like these days?

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Travel // Cheltenham Literature Festival with Nespresso, #coffeeredefined…

A couple of weeks ago Dan and I were invited by Nespresso to the Cheltenham Literature Festival to experience the buzz and listen to the inspiring authors and adventures who have redefined their lives.  We have never been to the Literature Festival, even though it’s less than an hour from home, so we were looking forward to soaking up all that this festival had in store. Nespresso is one of the festivals’ key sponsors, and focused on authors/speakers who have in

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Simple Living // my home in 91 Magazine a/w17….

The latest issue of the brilliant 91 Magazine is out now!  Full of beautiful homes, interiors shops, inspiration and stories.  One of the articles features my lounge, above.  Last month I called upon two of my favourite and local interiors shops for a favour and loan of some of their products to help me tell the story.  How to transition the home from summer to autumn.

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Simple Style // Creating a prop cupboard…

Over the past few years I have collected items for my ‘prop’ cupboard, to be used in styling events, client photography projects and daily home life.  I have a criteria, a certain look that makes the grade – all items are a similar hue, are all on the white, grey, neutral spectrum. The reasons behind this strict colour pallet is so that items can be mixed and matched, looks can be pulled together effortlessly, and have an over riding theme

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Simple Style // Winter Coats 2017…

I’m in the market for a new winter coat. Something that is warm, stylish and will work for all winter events, crisp frosty mornings and days out.  This year I fancy a splash of colour, a touch of emerald green or mustard yellow.  Teamed with a huge checked scarf and a woolly pom pom hat.

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Travel // Hossa National Park, Finland…

Back in late August, I found myself aboard a very plush and modern Finnair plane to Helsinki, Finland. A last minute change of plan saw Lou staying at home with the family, while I stepped in to visit Finland’s newest National Park, Hossa. Finland is a country that I hadn’t expected to visit, and yet now that I’ve been, I can’t stop thinking about how soon I can get back. Helsinki sits on almost the most southerly tip of Finland.  From

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Simple Style // Autumn ride around Bristol Harbour…

Autumn: rusts, oranges and browns. Warm woolly jumpers and soft needle cord. Discovering your favourite new scarf and getting outside and enjoying this wonderful season.  Yesterday I did just that. Taking my beloved Temple Cycles bike out for a spin around the harbour. This season I am loving to wear colours that reflect the season, my new favourite is this beautiful rust needle cord ‘Silversmith’ skirt from Seasalt Cornwall.  Soft fabric, with a great drape and length. Teaming it with

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