Cruelty Free Designer Perfume Dupes

Fragrances like Creed Aventus

I first stumbled upon Copycat Fragrances when I asked a colleague what her perfume was - she wore it every day and I always noticed and liked it. She said it was Baccarat Rouge 540 - but not the real Baccarat Rouge 540, the dupe from Copycat Fragrances. A bit of research later and I … Continue reading Cruelty Free Designer Perfume Dupes

6 Stunning Contemporary Craft Kits for Adults

This year I have been getting creative with a variety of craft projects and even developing some new skills. Learning to knit has been a really nice achievement for me this year, and there's so much satisfaction to be had from completing a creative project. If you fancy getting creative like me, but you're a … Continue reading 6 Stunning Contemporary Craft Kits for Adults

Summer Self Care Tips

The summer of 2020 won't be remembered for amazing holidays or memorable nights out, but it could well be remembered as the slow and simple summer of self care. Times are worrying, and there has never been a greater need to look after our own wellbeing. I know I have had to be consciously kinder … Continue reading Summer Self Care Tips

Staycation Guide: How to Enjoy a Secluded UK Break

We enjoy a coastal UK trip at any time of the year, and although overseas travel this summer (and possibly for the whole of this year) is looking unlikely, there may still be the chance to get away for a relaxing break within the UK. Once the UK reaches Step 3 of lockdown easing, overnight … Continue reading Staycation Guide: How to Enjoy a Secluded UK Break

12 Powerful Books to Make You Think

Following on from my list of must-read romances, this list of recommended reads focuses on novels that inspired me to think a little deeper about the world. Every book on this list either made me cry, inspired me to read more about a period in history, made me consider issues affecting people's lives, or made … Continue reading 12 Powerful Books to Make You Think

Our Favourite 2 Player Board Games

If you love a games night but, like me, are locked down with just one other person, you might find yourself unable to play any of your usual favourite games. Some of my favourite card games (shared here), for example, require 3+ players. So during this time Craig and I have been enjoying quite a … Continue reading Our Favourite 2 Player Board Games

Review: Personalised Children’s Books from Wonderbly

Books are always a lovely gift for children, but they're even more special when your child can actually be the hero of the story. Wonderbly is a site that creates personalised books for children aged 0-12, where your child can become the hero of over 20 magical stories. I first became aware of Wonderbly because … Continue reading Review: Personalised Children’s Books from Wonderbly

The Best ASMR Channels to Help You Sleep

There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment, and if increased anxiety (or just the warmer weather) is causing you to have trouble sleeping, or even if you’d just like something to aid your relaxation, this post is for you. My husband has been using ASMR videos to help him sleep every … Continue reading The Best ASMR Channels to Help You Sleep

Review: ALDI Harry Potter Craft Kits

Now is a great time to take up a new crafting hobby, and readymade craft kits are the perfect way to get started because they have everything you'll need for a complete project. Last summer ALDI was selling a great range of Harry Potter craft kits, including knitting, crochet and sewing, and I'll be reviewing … Continue reading Review: ALDI Harry Potter Craft Kits

10 Creative Things to Do at Home

Lockdown is proving to be a strange time for us all. I know I'm personally making a lot of use of our Netflix and Now TV subscriptions, as well as the very welcome addition of Disney+. But being a creative person I also find that being creative has to be an essential part of my … Continue reading 10 Creative Things to Do at Home