Theatre Review: Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

The 1997 Cinderella movie featuring Brandy as Cinderella and Whitney as her fairy godmother is one of my all-time favourite movie musicals, and also one of my favourite versions of the Cinderella fairytale. So, I was extremely excited to watch the European Theatrical premiere of the stage version of this magical musical at Hope Mill … Continue reading Theatre Review: Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Theatre Review: Unfortunate (The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch)

I bought a last minute ticket to see Unfortunate during its short run at The Lowry (Salford), and of course it was because I'm a big Disney fan. The prospect of a Disney parody musical which was sold out at Edinburgh Fringe sounded too good to resist. And not only am I glad I caught … Continue reading Theatre Review: Unfortunate (The Untold Story of Ursula the Sea Witch)

Trip Report: A Long Weekend in Crete

Rethymno Venetian Harbour, Crete

AD: PR/Gifted Trip. Greece is one of our favourite ever holiday destinations, and Crete has been on our list of places we wanted to see for quite some time. I have a thing about pretty old towns, and I really wanted to visit the medieval town of Rethymno along the north coast. With Jet2 offering … Continue reading Trip Report: A Long Weekend in Crete

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

Gruum Plastic Free Cosmetics

We're probably all very well aware by now that we need to be using less plastic in our daily lives. It's harmful to the environment in so many ways, and a lot of it is still not even being recycled. We're now in Plastic Free July; a global movement which began in Australia in 2011 … Continue reading 10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

11 Great Things to Do in Weymouth

Weymouth Harbour

Weymouth continues to be one of our favourite holiday destinations in the UK, and after our most recent visit I have been inspired to put together a little list of great things to do in the town. For most of these things you don't even need to leave Weymouth itself - that's how great it … Continue reading 11 Great Things to Do in Weymouth

The Dreamiest Luxury Holiday Cottage for a Peak District Break

Wildersley Farm

If there's one thing sure to recharge your batteries, it's a weekend away with a group of your favourite people in a simply stunning holiday cottage. And that's exactly how I blew away the January blues this year, whilst simultaneously celebrating a friend's milestone birthday. The luxury property, booked through Sykes Holiday Cottages, was Wildersley … Continue reading The Dreamiest Luxury Holiday Cottage for a Peak District Break

Christmas Tree Craft Project Ideas

Christmas Tree Craft Projects

If, like me, you're in the mood for some Christmas crafting this weekend, you'll love this roundup of Christmas Tree craft projects. Whether you're into calligraphy, needlework, baking or knitting, or you're a crafting beginner, you're sure to find a festive Christmas tree project for December amongst this selection. Felt Christmas Tree Decorations These trees … Continue reading Christmas Tree Craft Project Ideas

UK Travel: Top Tips for Boating in the Norfolk Broads

Earlier this year we ticked something off our holiday bucket list - a boating holiday in the Norfolk Broads. It's a great time for UK holidays at the moment, and we love both boat trips and cruises, so it was the next logical step for us to actually hire a boat for a week and … Continue reading UK Travel: Top Tips for Boating in the Norfolk Broads

Planning the Perfect Cornwall Holiday

We were recently lucky enough to enjoy a week away in the Norfolk Broads, and the break was so wonderful we have already started thinking about opportunities for other UK-based escapes this year. Booking a trip abroad right now is just not worth the risk or the hassle, and we have always enjoyed our UK … Continue reading Planning the Perfect Cornwall Holiday

Review: “Do Your Gin” Gin Making Kit

Wondering what to buy for a gin fan that isn't just gin? Well how about a Make Your Own Gin kit for a more interesting gin-related gift? I received the "Do Your Gin" kit for a Christmas present and as I have recently been trying it out, I wanted to share my thoughts. The Do … Continue reading Review: “Do Your Gin” Gin Making Kit