Firenze city break

Firenze! Home to pasta, pizza, prosecco, piazzas and prosciutto (thanks to charlotte for that little list there) though they may be for Italy in total not just Florence.

As you may have seen from my latest Instagram photos, I was lucky enough to get away from work for a couple of days and headed off to Florence for a long weekend. It was my first trip to the city (town?) and I have to say I loved it, much more than I thought I would too!

We actually flew to Pisa instead of Florence as the flights were around £60 return instead of over £200! And it is only a 50 minute trains journey across which is 8 Continue reading “Firenze city break”

Kitchen updates for £10!

This weekend I spent helping my twin sister update her kitchen. Gill bought her flat about two years ago now and has spent a lot of time putting the effort in to make it nicer and more homely. This mainly involved painting walls and buying art work to put on the walls. I must say that so far she has done a great job!

However there was one aspect which was letting the rest of the flat down…the kitchen. When she first got the flat the kitchen has cream walls, blue tiles, a red work surface and green trim Continue reading “Kitchen updates for £10!”

Seven sisters

Shortly after writing my 30 before 30 list I actually got the chance to tick one of them off. Ali had a rare Saturday completely free from work and with the weather forecast set to be sunny all day we decided to go and tackle the seven sisters in East Sussex. They are a set of (actually eight) rolling chalky cliffs along the coast which are one of the most famous walks in England to do.

Living in London the journey there was pretty Continue reading “Seven sisters”

Blog inspiration


I have a treat for you all today! I found two more amazing British blogs! In my first ever blog post I wrote how my I was first inspired in home design through the blogs I found notably and then however nearly all the blogs I read are American. This generally isn’t a problem except when it comes to two things; inspiration and furniture/décor.

Inspiration is an issue because America is HUGE in general there seems to be now issue with land (except for Manhattan and maybe in SF) so their houses are large too showing kitchens with huge islands which I would love to have but are really just not an option particularly  Continue reading “Blog inspiration”

30 before 30


So as I mentioned in a previous post in mid-June I celebrated my birthday, officially joining the late 20’s club, turning 27. Again as I have told you all this year I decided to invite my family round for dinner which was the perfect way to celebrate on a Tuesday night!

However it did get me thinking about the big 3-0 which is creeping ever nearer and Continue reading “30 before 30”

Delays and food festivals


Alright, I know it I am an awful blogger! I had only just started and then I took a month and a bit off…not even sure what to say about it…sorry.

I would like to have a really good reason why but unfortunately I’m not sure I do. The first week after my last blog was the EU referendum and I was convinced the results would be tight but IN overall (much like everyone else) but instead I woke up on the Continue reading “Delays and food festivals”

Reupholstering deck chairs


So I know it’s been slightly longer than I originally thought it would be, but here is finally the blog explaining how I reupholstered my two deckchairs. Above is the end result of one of the deck chairs and I have to say I am pretty pleased with how it turned out! But I am jumping a head at bit lets go back, the last post I wrote on these deck chairs was choosing the material as you can see from above I went with the  Continue reading “Reupholstering deck chairs”