Celebrating the Queen’s 90th Birthday with Dr. Oetker

This year see’s the Queen turns 90, and it’s big news, rightly so! There are street parties, BBQ’s, family gatherings and lots of other exciting events planned to celebrate the occasion and there’s a real buzz in the air about all things British. To celebrate the Queen’s birthday Dr. Oetker teamed up with expert baker Juliet Sear to create a stunning nine tier birthday cake. The delicious cake is nine tiers of all things British, including; party bunting, Union Jack colours, the Queen’s crown and of course the Queen’s beloved Corgi’s. I’m not quite up to re-creating a nine tier masterpiece, but I… View Post

Why More Britons Are Seeing the Benefits of Staycations

The days are getting longer and summer is just around the corner. Pretty soon, families and hard-working individuals the country over are going to be turning their thoughts to the holidays, considering where they will go and what they will do with their valuable downtime. Increasingly, Britons have been seeing the beauty and benefits that staycations have to offer and rediscovering their love for their own country.  The national love for the staycation began in earnest in 2009, when the recession forced families to re-evaluate important holiday decisions. A recent study revealed that 27% of Britons are staycationing for their… View Post


Over the years we all collect items we don’t really need, or think we’ll use and they never see the light of day again. Unfortunately, this means it’s all too easy to end up with a cluttered home. I found this out recently when I was packing to move. The sheer volume of items I had kept “just in case” was staggering, and in the end I had to be pretty ruthless and level headed when deciding what to keep and what to move on. No matter how many items you own, achieving a clutter free home is possible. I… View Post


If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed I’m moving. This has been a long time coming and I’m really excited about it. The house itself is lovely. It’s a new build property which means everything inside is new and it doesn’t need anything done to it in terms of updating. It’s also a blank canvas for me to decorate to my taste and I can’t wait to start making it feel like a home. Since getting the keys things have been pretty hectic. Last weekend was spent laying laminate flooring in the living room and bedroom with my dad (thank… View Post


Whether you’re a smoker, non-smoker or ex-smoker I’m sure you have heard of vaping and e-cigarettes. They have received a lot of coverage in the press recently with health care professionals and scientists debating whether they are safer than cigarettes. Over the coming years a lot of studying will be conducted on the subject so we can learn more about the effects of vaping compared to smoking cigarettes, but one thing that’s clear is their use when it comes to giving up smoking. In fact, e-cigarettes have helped an estimated 20 thousand people quit smoking in 2014. I know a… View Post