I’m a mum…

Our little miracle, Mabel, was born exactly on her due date. I’m glad someone’s in control here… and I do appreciate her punctuality, a good quality I hope she will keep 😊. She’s definitely calling the shots here now by taking over our lives and the whole responsibility still scares me and I feel I’m being challenged on a whole new level. Continue reading

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Stone Free Festival

Something you probably didn’t know about me – I like rock music. More specifically, prog rock, and that’s definitely not everyone’s cup of tea ;). I’ve got my dad to either thank or blame for it as I grew up with him listening to Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Jethro Tull, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, and other obvious rock legends such as Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple just to name a few.Β My earliest memory is watching Yes music videos and being mesmerised by the pianoΒ virtuoso Rick Wakeman and his unreal handling of multiple keyboards. Continue reading

One year of blogging

A year ago I set up my lifestyle blog and if I’m totally honest, I didn’t have a plan. A strategy. A content calendar. What kind of marketer am I?! πŸ™‚ But perhaps because I spend a lot of time planning and strategising in Excel at work that I felt, no, my blog doesn’t need a strict posting schedule. For once, I’ll just take a really laid back approach to this. So, I think I really did. Which is why thisΒ will be more my reflection of the past year and less about giving advice for people who want to start blogging. I’m not here to give someone the ABCs of lifestyle blogging because I’m no expert either. Just do what feels right! ❀ Continue reading

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The coldest Easter in years…

Thanks to Facebook telling me what I’ve been up to x years ago this day, throughout March I’ve been seeing old posts and photos about warmth and sun. So, a quick recap since 2012. Maybe not the most attractive photo of me but that’s the only one illustrating our first picnic of the year on 24th March.

Enjoying a picnic in our garden and catching some sun. I had a tan over Easter!

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Kew Gardens – the gem of the Borough of Richmond

Last year in August during a visit to Kew Gardens we decided to become friends of Kew and got an annualΒ membership.Β So far we’ve definitely got some value out of it, we can also bring in one guest each for free.

Below is a gallery with photos from our December and March visits, both were grey and dull days but there is always something to see, be it fake or real flowers and plants! πŸ™‚ It’s a great day out, soΒ quiet you could easily imagineΒ you are in the gardens of a stately home in the middle of the countryside. Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland

I had this most wonderful coincidence with my dad recently. One day I was browsing books at random in Waterstones Piccadilly and stumbled upon an Alice in Wonderland and Humpty Dumpty notebook, thinking that this would be a really funny present for my dad. No occasion, just a sweet surprise and a very Β appropriate one as he used to read the books to us when we were kids. He even drew a Humpty Dumpty for me once, I surely must have the drawing somewhere in my parents’ home… Continue reading

Kung Hei Fat Choi

Yesterday was the start of the year of the Monkey that runs from 8th February 2016 until 27th January 2017, and this year, people who are born under the sign of the rabbit, snake, ox, rooster and rat will have the best luck out of all of the animal signs. If you believe in astrology, that is. My stance is, I choose to believe what I want. Apparently not the best year for Dogs (I’m one) but I’ll pick out the positives ;).

It has become our tradition to go to the London’s Chinese New Year celebrations – the largest outside Asia! This year, it’s on 14th February (I suppose this is how we’ll be celebrating Valentine’s too) and take place in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and across the West End from 10am to 6pm.

Chinese New Year events on 14th February

Come along, Londoners!