2017 Travel and Adventure Plans (So Far…)

It’s no secret that I love to travel. A lot. And this year more than ever I am doing my best to squeeze in as many weekends in the sun and city breaks as I can. If there’s one thing I love doing, it’s capturing my adventures in photographs. I’ve really tried to up my photography game on my blog recently, and thanks to my amazing Olympus PEN E-PL7, I’ve definitely improved. My poor baby is broken at the minute though and about to be sent off for repairs *sob*. Whilst I await her return, I can’t help browsing cameras,…

Looking Back at February 2017: Absolute Heartbreak, Friends and the Future

Ah, hello little blog. Long time no see. You may have noticed in my January look back that I was feeling motivated and getting ready to take on February. Yeah. That didn’t happen. In fact, February ended up being a whole month of feeling crap, crying my eyes out and not being able to sleep. My boyfriend of almost 7 years ended our relationship. And it was shit. Absolute shit. Nothing bad happened, no shouting matches, there was no scandal. He just decided it was time to end things and let me spread my wings and start a new chapter…

Looking back at January 2017: Pride, upset, motivation and a funeral

Well, well, well. Whilst we all spent our time talking about how 2016 was the worst year yet, little did we know what 2017 was about to throw at us. It’s been a bit of a mixed bag for me. The month started with a lovely stay at Ox Pasture Hall (it was amazing, if you’re wondering) and me feeling entirely driven to accomplish my 2017 goals (which I am still determined to do), but I’m ending it in a trough rather than a peak. But we can come to that later. After a nice, long 10 day break over…

Capital Coast Resort, Paphos, Cyprus: Hotel Review

When I think of October, I tend to think of orange autumn leaves, cold drizzly rain and creamy hot chocolates by the fire. A pretty standard autumntime in the UK, right? But October had a bit of a different vibe for me last year. Trade the orange autumn leaves for red-yellow sunsets, the drizzly rain for poolside splashes and the hot chocolates for cocktails by the sea, and that pretty much sums up my time at Capital Coast Resort in Cyprus last October. Having spent a few days nestled between the trees of Ayii Anargyri already, relaxing and putting our feet up,…

Cakes, crafting and quizzes: Lydia’s, Hull

It’s a street known for its bars, charity shops and restaurants, but tucked up in a corner under the bridge on Newland Avenue sits Lydia’s, a cute and quaint cake café. With quirky, charming decor, a cosy atmosphere and an abundance of sweet treats and drinks, it’s the perfect place to relax and catch up with friends, especially on these cold, dark evenings. When Lydia invited me and some other Hull Bloggers to go along and sample her delicious cakes and join in with some crafting activities, how on earth could I refuse?! A night of cakes and crafting with…

Cocktail Diaries: Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife

It’s no secret that I love a cocktail or two… or ten. What’s not to like? They taste good, they’re refreshing and they quite often look pretty too. I usually opt for Sex on the Beach pretty much every single time (yes, I’m still talking about cocktails!), but when I spent a week in Tenerife last month, I decided to broaden my horizons by venturing into the land of new cocktails. With a few Sex on the Beach in between, of course. 🍹 Naturally, being a blogger, I photographed the very first cocktail I drank by the pool on the…

Eight things that happened at Icelolly Holidays’ #BlogAtTheBeach Event

Can you imagine a party in the middle of winter with a tropical theme, a strict dress code of Christmas cheesiness and an abundance of social media, blogging and travel chat? Complete with cocktails, mulled wine and food of course. No? Well, Icelolly Holidays threw their #BlogAtTheBeach event, and that’s exactly what happened. Being a travel barmy girl (what, like you didn’t notice?!) who is always wanting to up her blog and social media game and is partial to a drink or two, I couldn’t say no when the invitation landed in my inbox. So, are you wondering what went…

Saying Goodbye to 2016 and Setting Goals for 2017

Ah, what a year 2016 was, eh? Certainly one that’s gonna go down in the history books, though sadly not for great reasons. I don’t need to recap the losses we’ve had and the bad decisions made, I’m sure. And now those that wished 2016 away have had their wish granted; welcome 2017! I’ll be honest – 2016 was actually a pretty cracking year on a personal level. Literally a life changer. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had dark times and suffered loss and heartbreak through the year, but I can’t focus on that. Instead I need to think about…

Seven Movies I’ll Be Watching on the Countdown to Christmas

Yes. Christmas is tomorrow. Where on earth has time gone?! And, of course, with Christmas Eve come Christmas movies. I’ve compiled a list of some of the films I think you guys should give a try tonight whilst you’re waiting for Santa to come. Sorry, but Home Alone isn’t there – I hate it. Elf, Fred Claus and Miracle on 34th Street aren’t there either because (I’m sorry!) I’ve never seen them… There are some classics on here that I am sure you will have seen, but there are also a few slightly corny hidden gems you might have not…