Oh my goodness I LOVE it when the sun shines ( I know most people do!) it makes me so, so happy.

Over the bank holiday weekend I took a trip to Sizergh Castle, I was actually hoping to see the Peonies but I think I was a little bit early for them. Nevertheless there were some really beautiful flowers and I just had the most wonderful day.



Fun in the Peak District and behind the scenes at Castle Green

Things have been reallyΒ  busy lately and I am just loving working with some really lovely people and feel so lucky I am able to do what I love whilst looking after my beautiful girl.

A few weekends ago we went for a little trip to the Peak District to visit some friends and my sister who lives there. I LOVE the Peak District and the sun was shining and it was just lovely.

When we got homeΒ  it was straight back to it…and here’s a sneak peak at a little photoshoot Ivy took part in at the Castle Green (I got roped in to but I’m no model!)

^^ a bit of room service, this kid cracks me up!


April Reads

Honestly, I do not know where April has gone!! It’s been a blooming whirlwind…which has unfortunately meant that I only got chance to read one book in April!

It was a good one though…

I must admit, I did buy this for the cover and also if you’re a book nerd like me…this book has a very tactile cover! It was a very good book, a little bit of a dark and weird story line…but I did find it gripping. It’s set in Victorian England, a era I enjoy reading about, and centres around the disappearance of poor people who are destined for the workhouse. As the story unfolds its pretty sinister but very interesting.

Adventures outdoors with my little lady

As each day goes by Ivy gets to be even better company. She’s so funny and happy. I love seeing the world through her eyes.

Yesterday we spent a lovely day pottering around Sizergh Barn. It’s lovely there, the food is yummy and for Ivy the cows are just so exciting

If you get chance do the little farm trail work, its a nice little wonder through the fields…and of course the gift shop!

March Reads

What a great month of reads! I’ve really enjoyed these 3:

  1. The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower
    THIS BOOK!! It had absolutely everything I love in a book – history, romance, courtesans, mermaids, glamour, intrigue and a bit of old folk tales, it was just so good! It’s a big book but don’t let that put you off. I like big books if I’m enjoying them because they just keep on going!
  2. Sisters by Louisa May Alcott
    In comparison this is a tiny book of 59 pages, and is a hand selected collection of stories from Little Women. Lovely to remind you of the best bits of Little Women if you’ve read it and if you haven’t then it will make you want to read Little Women.
  3. Where the World Ends by Geraldine McCaughrean
    Oh my goodness this book is so mesmerizing. I had no idea about this part of Scottish history and about young men going Fowling out on the stacks in the middle of the sea! Obviously at some points in the book it is completely depressing and sad, it reminded me in parts of Lord of Flies, but its so well written you honestly feel like you’re there with them.

Spring fashion inspiration

Becoming a Mum has been a whirlwind experience – lack of sleep, busy days and lot’s and lot’s of love. What I have noticed is how my style has had to change, I can’t wear heels on a daily basis for instance and at the start of motherhood I lived in leggings. Now I feel I’ve got some of my style back, and here’s a few looks I’ll be trying to embrace this spring.

Outfit inspo from Gal Meets Glam and Atlantic Pacific

Days with my little lady

Days spent with my little lady are my most happy days. Now she can speak (and speak her mind she does!!) she’s even better company.

Lucky for me she likes puddles and cats and Starbucks…is there more to life?

Puddles HAVE to be muddy of course ^^

Starbucks usually means dancing…

…and cats, there’s a lot of them




Spring sights

Could it be Spring? I have been dreaming of sunshine for a few weeks now. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy having seasons and winter time is a welcome sight BUT I am most definitely a summer gal, I just love to be warm.

Signs of a new season starting are my fave…snowdrops, daffs and lambs…and I have spotted a few spring sight lately.

Dreaming of summer reading this


January and February reads

I decided to continue with my 3 books a month challenge that I did last year, and so far in 2018 I have read some corkers!


The Assistants – Camille Perri
I thought this was going to be a major chick lit book, and while there is a big romance and some typical chic lit vibes, it actually had a really interesting theme and lot’s of girl power.

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman
Oh my goodness, I know I am late to the party on this one but its so flipping good. I’ve not really been one to read fantasy before but after reading one of Neil Gaiman’s other books last year I have totally fallen in love with his amazing writing. A bit like Harry Potter for grownups, and much scarier!

Wormwood More – Judith Rossell
This is a kids book but I actually found it pretty spooky, it’s the sequel to one I read last year which was also brilliant and I’m actually disappointed that there isn’t more to the series.


The Last Mrs Parrish – Liv Constantine
I got this book for Β£2 from Tesco!! It is so flipping gripping, with twists and turns, with echos of Gone Girl. 100% worth a read.

The Roses of May – Dot Hutchison
Don’t read this if you don’t like gore. Its a bit of a heavy theme and slow going so not my favourite of the year but if you read the first one called The Butterfly Garden then it’s worth a go.

The Girl Friend – Michelle Frances
There’s a bit of a theme in fiction at the moment of psycho woman…a similar read to The Last Mrs Parrish (although not as good) but enjoyable with a twist at the end.

Life update

Oh my goodness it’s MARCH people! Life has just got so busy I’ve not had time to blog but I’m BACK. In case you were wondering here’s what’s been happening…

We’ve had a bit of snow. Ivy is not the biggest fan of snow, she’s most definitely a warm weather gal!

It’s been blooming cold but I feel like we’ve come out the other side of it now…spring is hopefully on it’s way.

Can you believe Ivy is already 20 months old?! She is so hilarious, she literally has me hooting with laughter.

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