Everyone has a part of their body they’re hung up about, right? Well I’ve always had this weird thing about my legs – I have a vague recollection of someone once referring to them as tree trunks when I was at school and since then I’ve only been able to see the bad bits of them.
Summer is my favourite time of year – I love the floaty clothes, the bright colours, the feeling of the warm sun on my skin. And the smells – I’m surrounded by the scent of glorious flowers and smokey BBQs for a few months of the year and I just love it. Smells have the power to connect you to a moment that’s gone before, which is why I think perfume is such an important accessory.
I love going to weddings, and part of the fun for me is picking what to wear. I’ve mostly been to summer weddings, but I’ve got my first ever winter wedding this November and I have no idea where to start with picking an outfit. So I’ve been browsing the shops for a couple of options to try once I’ve been paid (is anyone else just completely skint this month?!) and thought I’d share a few dresses I’ve got my eye on.
I’ve never been much of a glam gal. Don’t get me wrong, I love my makeup and I always have my nails painted, but I’ve never been bothered with fake lashes or nails, I just can’t muster up the energy. And I still can’t with false lashes (more on that to come), but I got some KISS false nails put on this week and I might just have had my head turned.
One of my favourite things about travelling is trying different cuisines from around the world. And I’ve found, over the years, that some of the best meals I’ve had abroad have been ones I’ve made myself. Andrew and I are trying to book them on every holiday we go on and so far we’ve made tagine in Marrakesh and spring rolls in Vietnam. It was a must do to book a cooking class in Indonesia and we booked Lobong Culinary Experience after reading some fab reviews on Trip Advisor.
Let me start by saying, there is a reason these bad boys have a 25,000 strong waiting list. It’s because they are FREAKING AMAZING. So, spoiler alert, I’m writing this because I just have to share the love!
There are a plethora of places to go in Newcastle for lunch, but sadly a lot of them are busy chains in the city centre. I never seem to run out of places to go for dinner in the toon (or drinks for that matter), but when it comes to lunch, I often feel stumped. So when I got invited along to Dog Leap Cafe, an independent cafe really close to my office, I jumped at the chance.
Indonesia is a huge country, with so much to see and do, it is hard to decide exactly where to go. When we were planning our trip, we knew we wanted a mixture of cultural sights and relaxation. We had a chat to Trailfinders and decided to book the cultural part through them because they just make it so easy to travel. So take a look at the itinerary we followed and let it inspire your next big trip!
I’ve been pretty lucky to go to a fair few festivals in my time – from local bands in local fields, to mega metropolis Glastonbury. You can even check out my ten festival commandments here. Festivals are so damn popular at the moment, every Tom, Dick and Harry (I’m sure there’s a reason they’re all men…) is putting one on, and thinking they can make a quick buck. But a well-produced, successful festival is difficult to create. I thought I’d share some of my favourites to guide you when you’re deciding which field to rave in next year.