Does anyone else get the theme tune pop into their head’s when someone mentions Harry Potter…no, just me..? Ok, well a few month’s ago I visited Harry Potter Studios for the first time. The primary reason for visiting was a birthday present for Tom’s neice, but I’m not sure who was more excited, her or me! I mean, lets face it, growing up with Harry Potter was pretty cool. And I’m sure we all wanted school to be like Hogwarts when we were younger. Alas, it didn’t turn out that way but I do like to fantasise from time to… View Post

Being in Cornwall seems like a lifetime ago now. Since our easter weekend break it’s been a busy few weeks. The house renovation has been in full swing and it has been some of my busiest weeks of the year at work! I’m ready for another break again already. There is nothing better than going away to the beautiful English countryside to escape the stresses of everyday life. As this week comes to an end, I can’t help but look back at our time in St Merryn as a reminder of less stressed times. Staying in St Merryn was the… View Post

As I stand on a crammed train with some screaming kids with grubby hands, I struggle to maintain my calm, composed self. One of those moments I try and remember what the Danish would do. Hygge is something of a buzzword at present but do you find yourself wondering what it really means..? Well…hygge comes from the Danish way of living and generally translated to mean cosy, nice atmosphere to promote a happy and content lifestyle. So at this precise moment in time, I find myself questioning why I am spending my time commuting to and from London on packed… View Post

Dust, clutter, boxes and continual rubbish that keeps magically accumulating…why do we do it? Right now I couldn’t tell you exactly, I am currently sat in a local coffee shop because I have no running water or flat quite frankly. When we bought our house nearly two years ago, we did so because it was a fixer-upper with the intention to improve it at some point. Mine and Tom’s views on how to do this were a little different unsurprisingly – we have the opposite views on most things. I wanted to do it gradually, working from room to room, whereas… View Post

Earlier this year I took my mum to Champneys Health Spa in Tring for a little TLC and to celebrate a special birthday. I had heard so much about Champneys and they had a lot to live up to based on all the hype. Don’t worry, they didn’t disappoint. From the very second you enter the grounds you get a sense of what your visit is going to be like. Past the gates lies pristine gardens and gives a sense of wellbeing right from the start. As you carry on down the long Downton-esque driveway you approach the beautiful building… View Post