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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Freelancing Life // Self care and protecting your best asset…

I have been working as full-time freelancer now for the past three years, it’s been a wholly rewarding experience, but not one without it’s fair share of ups and downs. We all know that as a freelancer the buck stops with you.  You will do everything in your power to make sure that your chosen career survives. Responding to emails late at night, working weekends, planning, photographing, social interaction. Anything to keep your business going. After several years, if not

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Simple Interiors // Kitchen love and Pinterest takeover with Soho House…

This week I am delighted to be taking over the Soho House Pinterest account, pinning all things kitchen.  Think beautiful, unique kitchens, full of chalky linens, rough hewn chopping boards and more.  Dream kitchens with a mix of kitchenalia which is available to buy from the Soho Home website. If you haven’t heard of Soho House, it was originally founded in London in 1995 as a home from home for people in the creative industries, Soho House has since opened

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Travel // Jersey Botanical Gardens…

During my trip to Jersey, we had a few hours each morning to explore the island on our own.  Looking through all the information given to me by Visit Jersey, I was immediately drawn to the botanical gardens.  You know me, I love a garden.  So I headed to the East of the island to Samares Manor Botanical Gardens.

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Travel // Jersey, with Tenderstem® & Visit Jersey…

Jersey has always been one of those places that I wanted to visit, but never quite managed to get there.  Until last week.  Last week, I flew to the Channel Islands, in a little propeller plane was blown away by the abundance and beauty of this magical little island. I was invited by Tenderstem® and Visit Jersey to experience the variety of food producers that this small island has.  From the famous Jersey Royal potatoes, shellfish and sea food found in the local shores

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Simple Living // Practising self-care and a cosy evening with White Stuff…

This September has been far from the Indian summer I have been hoping for.  The terrible rain and cold evenings have seen me snuggling in my lounge on an evening, giving myself time to write in my journal, drink warming herbal teas and generally enjoying the chance for a bit of self care. White Stuff have recently launched a range of home wares, think cosy cushions, ceramics, mugs and cashmere lounge wear perfect for having a cosy time at home.

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