Ultimate Relaxation in Cyprus – Ayii Anargyri Natural Healing Spa Resort, Paphos

This year, I was lucky enough to cross another country off of my list when I experienced Cyprus for the very first time in October thanks to On the Beach. After being chosen to work with them on their winter sun holidays, I jetted off to stay at two of their top neighbouring hotels in Paphos. Having never travelled outside of the summer months, I was a tad dubious as to whether Cyrpus would still be as warm as I’ve been used to on other holidays. I needn’t have worried. As soon as we stepped off the plane at the…

Snowflakes and Christmas Cakes: Book Review

I hate to sound like a grouch, but I’m not one of those people who gets overly excited for Christmas straight after Halloween. In fact, I’m more the sort of person who finds herself in a panic after Halloween because she hasn’t started Christmas shopping, and is constantly reminded of the fact by cute festive adverts and the wintery Costa Coffee cups. (Don’t you just love them this year though?!) Don’t get me wrong: I love Christmas and everything that comes with it, I just can’t get excited too early because, y’know, there’s just so much to do. That doesn’t mean…

A taste of luxury at the Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa, Mexico

Mexico. A dream holiday destination for oh so many, right? And as of August this year, I can safely confirm that it is indeed the stuff of laptop screensavers, holiday brochures and Hollywood movie scenes. Endless azure seascapes, soft crystal white sand, palm trees galore and a clear blue sky disturbed by nothing but the sunshine’s rays and the occasional baby cloud quickly passing by. Having wanted to go to Mexico for years but sadly never having the funds, my boyfriend and I well and truly struck lucky when I won a competition with Virgin Holidays on Twitter, and after…

Making Pom-Poms at the Hobbycraft Hull Blogger Event

In case you didn’t already know (and thus you haven’t lived!), Hobbycraft is a wonderful store full of all kinds of crafty goodness – rows upon rows of paints, pens and crayons, shimmering displays of fabrics, vibrant stacks of colouring books, sections dedicated to decorating cakes, and a huge selection of sparkly stickers (yes – I’m a massive sticker geek). Sounds like heaven on earth, right? So imagine how I jumped at the chance when I was invited to a Hobbycraft event in my own city of Hull. In fact, it was the first Hobbycraft blogger event ever. So yeah,…

Guest Post: My Journey of Inspiration for Fantasy Novels

Today I’m joining in on the Neverland Blog Tour for Barbara Underwood’s fantasy novel: Rhuna – The Star Child.  It’s  thrilling sequel to Rhuna: Crossroads is set in mystical Ancient Egypt where Black Magic was developed by the followers of the legendary villain, The Dark Master. But how does author Barbara Underwood come up with such exciting ideas for her fantasy books. Keep reading to find out, and then why not enter the giveaway at the end of the post…? “A lot of people must wonder where Fantasy authors get their ideas, especially since they have to create worlds, characters, situations and topics that…

6 Reasons I Want to Go Back to Paris (plus win a weekend there!)

Look at lists of places you need to visit before you die and you’ll most likely find Paris sitting on there somewhere.  A capital full of history, culture and beautiful scenery, this city of love has a certain je ne sais quoi whether you are visiting for your first, second or one hundredth time. Having played tourist in Paris a number of times, I’m still not bored of visiting, and already can’t wait to head back to experience everything I love about the wonderful city all over again. I was lucky enough to visit Paris earlier this year after a…