Tips to Help Keep Your Children Safe Online

The internet and social media are part of everyday life as the various platforms provide a range of uses from discussion, news, collaboration, sharing and interacting.  With such an array of technology: computers, laptops, tablets, game consoles and smart phones we can connect with anyone, at anytime from anywhere around the world.   Technology is here to stay and while it can offer up many opportunities, it also comes with risks – especially for children.  more »


Collagen+ Beauty Milk – A Review

  I was delighted to receive a case of Collagen+ Beauty Milk to try and review.   Collagen+ Beauty Milk is a unique drink which is enriched with essential vitamins, antioxidants and what is known as hunger fighting proteins!  Now anything that keeps my hunger pangs at bay is really a must try from me!     What’s in the drink? The following ingredients can be found in this delicious strawberry drink:   Hydrolysed Collagen more »


Help for your tired feet – A Review of Superdrug’s new foot care range

As spring approaches, our minds wander to the thought of summer and for me, it means long flowing skirts and sandals that allow my feet to breath in the fresh air and get to feel the warm hot sun on my toes after being cocooned in socks and boots for the autumn and winter months. The winter can take its toil on feet and us women can suffer more than most with shoes that while more »

George Orwell 1984

1984 by George Orwell – A Review

Why on earth has it taken me so long to read this book?  I really don’t have an answer to that question but whatever made me buy it recently I am thankful. 1984 is about a dystopian world that is so plausible it sent shivers through my body as I read parts of it, I could sense a world that could so easily be close to our own. Published in 1949, Orwell set the novel more »


Trend-Setting Music Artists in 2017

  Pushing the boundaries is one thing, doing it effectively, poignantly and with panache so that others will follow you, is something else entirely. Today’s music scene isn’t short on artists trying to be different, but every so often we see someone carrying it off with a certain style, either providing something totally unique or combining a blend of influences and references in a quite brilliant way, and we sit up and take notice., more »

cleaning windows the vintage way

When I’m Cleaning Windows

  I hate cleaning windows, I hate cleaning windows, I hate, I hate, I hate cleaning windows!   I think you all now know what rarely gets done in our house.  Living in a bungalow there is no excuse for hiring a window cleaner so to actually see out the windows I decided to look up what options there might be for making this job quick and easy!   What has come back time and more »

John Dyer Gallery

A Review of Vintage Style Cornish Art Posters

The internet has opened up so much to us, from new music, new film, new ways of publishing and of course ways for artists to reach new audiences. While many of us may not have time to visit an art gallery – a virtual gallery is different.  I was lucky enough to be asked to review the virtual John Dyer Art Gallery set up by John Dyer and his wife Joanne  Short. While predominantly online, you more »


4 Interior Design Trends that aren’t Going Anywhere

Guest Post by Elise.   Our home represents who we are. Maybe we don’t see it that way, but the interior design of our house can tell a lot about our sense of style, our life habits and even our character. The same way we want to make the best impression when we meet somebody new, we also want our home to impresses our guests. In order to achieve this, we advise you to make more »


A Good Eat: Luxurious Leek Dishes

The humble leek has been around since the times of the ancient Egyptians, which is surprising that it is one of those vegetables that can be often overlooked.   I absolutely adore the clean and mild flavour of leeks that take on board whatever spices you happen to throw at them.  Cooking them at a low heat means you can use them for a base of soup or even pasta sauces.  Let’s face it they more »

workout wear

How To Transform Your Gym Clothes into Work Appropriate Outfits

This guest post comes to you from Gallard Joaquin.  If you would like Gallard to write for you, contact   Athletic wear is so comfy, it’s tempting to wear it even when you aren’t at the gym. Which is okay when your plans are to watch Netflix on the couch, but less okay when you need to attend a work meeting. But maybe that doesn’t have to be the case. With the right outfit and more »

vintage shop

Secondhand Stores: How to Distinguish Them?

    Second hand clothes are no longer a taboo. This trend has spread all over the world and even some of the biggest Hollywood stars, like Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore, Kylie Minogue, Jada Pinkett Smith, Zooey Deschanel and many others, couldn’t resist it. Nowadays, you have a choice between buying in real second hand shops, which is always an adventure, or you can find cheap garments at various online stores, where you can browse more »


My Guide to Vintage Inspired Clothing Sales

One of my best past times is shopping – well who doesn’t enjoy it?!   You can get so many great bargains in the sales and vintage inspired clothing is no exception.  Below I have noted a few of my favourite picks for you.     This beautiful jumper from LindyBop is reduced from £28 to £16.  It is soft stretch with a large cherry design on the front with red contrast sleeves and hem. more »


My Favourite Vintage inspired Christmas Outfits

  I don’t know about you but with all that buying of gifts for family and friends, when it comes to December I start to look at what I can treat myself to! Vintage inspired outfits are a great way of buying clothing without having to spend time going through charity shops.  There are many online stores who offer fun, funky and feminine clothes which are vintage inspired but with a modern twist. Below you more »


Little Black Book of Fashion Icons’ Secrets

Guest Post by Elise Morgan. Women in politics and entertainment have always been intriguing for many different things, but in the first place for their fashion choices. No matter if they’re wearing haute couture or high street fashion, there will always be controversy over their choices. Some of these ladies are true icons millions of women look up to, and here are some of their fashion secrets. Enjoy!   The First Lady’s impeccable style From more »


Share your Christmas Traditions & Wishes

Hello my dear readers 🙂 I wanted to give this post over to you.  As we come up to the holiday season there is a lot of pressure on us all to have the ‘perfect’ family Christmas – just like in the movies.  I gave up a long time ago trying to achieve this because I knew it would never happen. Instead my family Christmas is simple and hassle free.  First we try and purchase more »


Christmas Decorating Inspiration

It’s nearly time for the annual cheer and festivities of Christmas.  I really want to do something special with my table setting and home decorations this year so thought I would share some inspirational pictures with you. I’m not that imaginative when it comes to decorating so having something to look at like these pictures is an excellent way of being able to have Christmas decorations you can be proud of.   This first picture more »