Gift ideas for men (written by men)

Is it just me or are men sometimes the hardest to buy for? When asked what they want for Christmas, birthdays or fathers day the answer is usually “nothing”, “you don’t have to get me anything” or “I need more socks”. 😅 With that in mind, I’ve asked a few of the men in my life to help with this post (thanks guys!). There is something for everyone on this list: the tech guy, the gamer, the outdoorsy type, those who build things, and guys who really do love getting socks. Gift ideas for men Portable phone charger In this Read More…

The Christmas Tag

The lovely Amylou tagged me in The Christmas Tag and as it’s the lead up to Christmas, I thought I’d share my answers with you. 🙂 You can read Amylou’s answers here. So without further ado… The Christmas Tag 1. When do you start getting excited for Christmas Day? Usually the last week of work, we always go out for drinks on the last Friday before our Christmas shut down. I think that’s because my sister’s birthday is the 17th December so we try to hold the festivities until after. But I do get excited by the run up to Read More…

Gift ideas for self care

Christmas is a busy period for most and with it comes Christmas parties, present shopping and socialising which can make finding time to relax and unwind difficult. A self care product can be a thoughtful gift to give this time of year (or any time actually), or to treat yourself with. With that in mind, here are my favourite gift ideas for self care featuring independent sellers on Etsy. Bath / Shower products I’ve spoken before about my love of baths, I think they’re perfect to relax in after a long day, and there are plenty of bath products on Read More…

Christmas tree, O Christmas tree

… 🎼 Lit up like a star. ⭐ Anyone else love hearing that song? It always reminds me of Home Alone 2 when Kevin McCallister causes the cardboard Christmas tree to fall down! 😅 Decorating the Christmas tree is definitely one of my favourite things about this time of year. As a child I’d beg for our Christmas tree to go up as early as possible but my parents would always make us wait until 12 days before. Which is a tradition I’ve stuck to, more or less, since moving out of (and then back to) their house. We always Read More…

Volunteering Abroad | Guest Post

Have you ever thought of working while you travel abroad? Or what about volunteering abroad? Today the lovely Astrid is sharing her experiences with volunteering abroad in Ghana. You can get in touch with Astrid by email: astrid.halliday@gmail.com Hi there! My name’s Astrid and I’m just starting out in my journalism career sharing my thoughts and experiences on travel, Uni, volunteering and mental health. I struggled to set up a WordPress site and had all sorts of problems which went way over my head so I decided to postpone it and start writing for sites which would also improve my Read More…

The Sweater Weather Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Amylou of Chronical Sunflower to take part in the Sweater Weather tag. Which is Autumn / Winter themed, and if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know it’s my favourite time of year. 😍 You can read her answers here, and if you’d like to do this tag yourself, feel free! I think they’re a great way to get to know other bloggers better. The Sweater Weather Tag 1. Favourite candle scent? For every day it’s got to be lavender but during this time of year I love Winter Berry scents Read More…