Holiday Travels – 24 Hours in Florence

Following our trip to beautiful Montepulciano in Tuscany last summer, we headed to Florence for a whistle-stop tour before coming back to Blighty. We arrived around lunchtime and flew back the following afternoon, so we had a limited time available. We focused on a couple of things we really wanted to do, and built some time in […]


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Sweet Treats for Any Occasion

I got into a baking groove last weekend and made some yummy sweet treats for Mother’s Day and I want to share these Hummingbird Bakery recipes because they’re great for any occasion. They go down especially well with children – my oldest niece (7 years old) had a great time decorating the carrot cake cupcakes […]

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My First Impressions of Glossier

I’m sure most people who are into beauty products will have heard of Glossier, but for those of you who haven’t, a quick introduction to this much-hyped brand: the idea behind Glossier is that the products are inspired by people, for people. Essentially what this means is that they make products that women really want, […]

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Bananas about this cake

The other day I made this delicious banana cake (if I do say so myself) as I had loads of bananas that needed eating up and had gone a bit soft. I really like using up random ingredients (I know bananas aren’t that random, but I had about 10 of them!) and it makes me […]

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