The bathroom is always tricky when it comes to renovations and improvement. Not only is it a small space, but switching out the suite can be pricey- not to mention extras like tiling and flooring. However it’s a worthy upgrade to make in the home, there’s nothing quite like like lounging in the bath or letting a hot shower wash off the day when you’re tired or a bit stressed. Here’s how you can upgrade without doing too much damage to your wallet. Replace The Taps Replacing your entire bathroom suite can be expensive, and isn’t always necessary. If your… View Post

Last October I was lucky enough to be in London for a meeting near Kensington Gardens and decided to visit The Orangery at Kensington Palace for afternoon tea. It was a Chris but bright October day and I had a walk around the palace gardens first. The gardens are beautifully kept and even in October looked stunning with the perfect boarders and potted evergreens.  The Orangery overlooks the Sunken Garden which was planted in 1908 and is terraced with paving and ornamental flower beds. The vibrant colours and exotic planting provide a peaceful, yet stunning backdrop for the orangery’s classic afternoon… View Post

When it comes to our home, there is no doubt that we can all be a little healthier or take amore healthier approach. Our homes can get messy and untidy, they can get infested with germs when one member of the family brings an illness home from school or work, and it can be quite difficult to maintain your home with a busy lifestyle. But, often it is our habits or simple changes that can make the most difference. I wanted to share with you some of the things you could consider to help make your home healthier. Image source… View Post

I don’t know about you but 90% of the time I live in jeans and a casual top.  Working from home means I don’t have to have a wardrobe of office wear and it’s so lovely to work with comfy clothes on after spending many years with smart office wear.  Having said that it doesn’t mean I want to always hang around in a plain t-shirt.  Trying to purchase plua sized tops on the high streeet can sometimes be a drag.  I’m quite tall as well as being plus size on my top half, thanmks to mother nature! and often… View Post

These nine photographs were my most popular ones on Instagram last month.  A little work, a cocktail and plenty of tea.  That sort of sums up last month!  The cocktail was from my visit to the opening of The Head Of Steam’s in Birmingham which was a fun night filled with great food. It may look as if all I did was drink tea last month but the month was filled with much much more than just drinking tea.  I had some great time with friends sitting out in the garden wnjoying this lovely weather we are having, although personally… View Post

A big, spacious kitchen is something that many of us dream of. However, not everyone is blessed with such a big space. Letting more light in is an easy way to make a room feel larger and more open, and there are some great interior design tricks to help transform your dream kitchen. Source If the warm weather has inspired you to create lighter spaces in your home, take a look at these top tips for letting the light into your kitchen this summer. Lighten Your Colour Scheme By making your kitchen lighter, you’ll help make the most of the… View Post

Strange question I know but do you always pick the same brands or like me mix up brands but pick the same colours every time? Let’s talk about lipsticks. I’m very picky about my lipstick colour. I don’t like a bright lipstick which usually puts most reds and pinks out of my comfort zone. But then I don’t suit peach tones either. This leaves me with muted pinks and nudes. My preference being a nude lipstick. Now there are plenty of nude lipsticks out there on the market, all slightly different in shade, ranging from dark nudes to lighter natural… View Post