Royal Ascot

What better way to spend a 22nd birthday than with hats, horses, good friends and a bit too much champagne (is there such thing?).     As much as I adore horses and horse-riding, I know next to nothing about the racing world. My only betting tactic for the day was to trust the Irish,…

Dubai and Abu Dhabi

After months of sacrificing sleep for work and exams, I decided that it was time to stop covering my black circles with litres of eye-brightener, and actually get some rest. Somewhere hot and sunny where I could lay back with a friend and forget about alarm clocks and deadlines. And so, I decided to give…

Amsterdam

When a girls’ trip to Amsterdam was suggested, I had my reservations. The image that instantly popped into my head was that of boozy stag-dos stumbling their way from club to club trying not to fall in a canal.  How wrong I was!     Amsterdam is so beautiful and quaint, with a different eye-catching…

Dreamgirls at the Savoy

Dreamgirls – a firm family favourite for years – has finally come to the West End and we just could not wait to watch it. Amber Riley was truly stunning as Effie. Not only was her vocal performance breathtaking, she and the rest of the cast had such roaring energy that we could not help…

Britanese Take London

Having seen each other for the first time in four years in Cardiff last month, it felt only right that Ayako and I took our Britanese reunion tour to London during February. Both fans of casual photography, neither of us could wait to whip out our cameras and get snapping around the capital. Despite travelling…

Britanese Reunion

Having a friend on the other side of the world is something very special. I first met Ayako when I was 16, during a school exchange, during which she came to live with me and my parents for two weeks. The following year, I travelled to Japan to stay with Ayako and her wonderful family…

Deck the Halls…with Festive Décor

I love entertaining – not a weekend goes by when I don’t have someone over for some drinks, dinner or brunch. This is made all the more special at Christmas, when the décor becomes even more vibrant than at any other time of year. With splashes of red and gold around the room, the festive…

Mayfair Brunching

If I thought up a list of the things that I like the most, pretty high up would be brunch, Champagne, shopping, London…so to wrap them all up into one big Christmassy weekend was just perfect!     As per usual with any trip that I take to London with the girls, there was much…

Winter Walking

Walking is one of my favourite pass-times. Whether it’s a long hike on a summer’s day or a stroll through the frosty countryside, I find it’s the perfect way to rid myself of stress, breathe in some fresh air and forget about everything for a short while.     Sometimes I’ll stick on my headphones…

Skating in a Winter Wonderland

The run up to Christmas has well and truly begun, so a trip to Winter Wonderland was certainly on the cards. Every year I intend to go ice skating but forget to book, so this year I was determined to take to the ice and at the very least have a go!     Ice…

Giving in to the Christmas Festivities

This weekend was time for me to accept that Christmas is only just around the corner. With everyone jubilantly sipping on Mulled Wine and browsing the crafts in Cardiff Christmas Market, I gave in and joined in with the festive cheer! The Christmas Market was my baby nephew’s first time seeing Christmas lights. Seeing his…

Charity Sleep Out

While my body may be thawing from the icy night’s sleep, the cold, hard discomfort of sleeping without shelter on concrete, will stay with me for a long time. Not because I found it overly tough – after all I knew I had a hot shower and comfy bed awaiting me at home – but the realisation that…