1 Weekend: 10 Months of Celebrations

Going home this weekend was extra special, as it was the first time that we had all been together, all under one roof as a family for 10 months. Celebrating 10 months’ worth of achievements and looking back at how much has happened so far in 2016, it is unbelievable to realise there have been…

Pumpkin Picking

With leaves crunching under our feet, the temperature gradually getting crisper and an amber tinge on the trees, Autumn is most certainly here! It is by far my favourite season and I relish the autumnal activities which arrive with it. I had been so looking forward to pumpkin picking that even a few sporadic rain…

Going Home-Home

Speaking to a friend this week who is at a similar point in her life to me, we found it amusing that we  knew exactly what the other meant by “home” and “home-home”. It is quite the landmark for someone in their twenties who has moved away from their parents, to eventually find somewhere which they consider to be a home. As…

Party Conference

The best type of trips are those when you come away with a sore stomach from all of the hours spent laughing. This year’s Party Conference week was just that! Spending the Conference with friends was the key ingredient to the five days of hilarity – some friends who I see every day, and some who I…

My Super Active Week

With a week to go until a trip which I am well aware will consist of many glasses of wine, late nights and sporadic, unwholesome meals, I have been determined to prepare myself by being super active and healthy in the run up. I am a slave to my Fitbit, and often find myself walking…

Family Time

This weekend my grandparents came to visit. As a couple who are very active and busy for their age, it is always nice to treat them to a weekend away from the farm when they can relax and enjoy some of the benefits of living in a more urban environment.     At 70+, my…

Waitrose Drinks Festival

  I’ll take any excuse to go to London, so an invitation to Waitrose Drinks Festival was one I certainly couldn’t turn down! The Institution of Engineering and Technology in Savoy Place was the perfect venue with lecture rooms turned into champagne bars and numerous little balconies to stand and watch the day turn into…

Mum’s Birthday Celebrations

While I hate celebrating my own birthday, I absolutely love organising celebrations for other people’s. This works well with my mum, as she very much enjoys her birthday and the partying that comes with it. Over the past few years I have completely taken the reins from my dad when it comes to organising mum’s…

Bank Holiday Sunshine

This bank holiday could not have been better timed. From Thursday through to Sunday I was full of flu and felt rather cheated that the weekend had passed me by without a chance to enjoy it. So, it was just as well that I had that extra day off when I felt up to going…

Clean Space – Clean Mind

I’d be lying if I said that I enjoy cleaning, it’s more that I enjoy the result and the feeling of completeness. I never realise how messy my flat has got until I start cleaning it, at which point I can’t stop until I’ve restored it to it’s rightful condition. Seeing the rooms sparkling makes me…

My First Visit to Berlin

I wasn’t particularly excited about going to Berlin in all honesty. It was a birthday present to my dad who had wanted to visit the city for years and I went with an unfair, bleak presumption of what would be awaiting me on the other end of the rowdy, stag-do laden flight. I expected a…