I’m always reflective around my birthday. It’s pretty close to what was (and still is for many!) the school year so that sense of an opportunity for a refresh starts to come to mind. It’s also a marker for a new year just for me and a chance to look back and see how things have gone. I wrote about turning 30 last year and I was inspired by Becky’s post to write about what actually being in my 30s has felt… View Post

London’s most colourful streets are always guaranteed to bring a smile to my face. From gentle pastels hues to rainbow brights, colour-coordinated flower baskets, and contrasting front doors. I can’t get enough. I instantly ponder about which house I’d choose (usually mint green or pink), whether you have to get permission to repaint it to another colour and the stories of the lucky residents behind those closed doors. I’ve been feeling a bit tired and grumpy… View Post

Did you know that for the last few years Tate has been building an extension to the already unfathomable-y huge, needs-a-whole-day-to-visit, Tate Modern? I had no idea until the press launch and the 360 degree view crept into my Instagram feed a few weeks ago. From what I was seeing, just the building itself gave reason enough to put it on the London to-do list. Switch House, named after the part of the original Bankside Powerstation that the new… View Post

After an action-packed first week in Costa Rica, James and I sleepily clambered into our shuttle bus from Monteverde, ready for slower days by the sea. The temperatures rose as we climbed down the mountain and I couldn’t believe the change in climate when we reached our first rest stop. I also couldn’t believe these beautiful birds were casually flying around a tree with a tiny monkey sleeping within it either. It’s safe to say… View Post

One of the best things about the summer is being able to enjoy a good book in the sunshine. I find that these days I’m less bothered about watching my favourite TV shows and more interested in sitting outdoors with my favourite book. There’s also more travel during the warmer months with holidays, hen dos and weddings, jumping on trains and planes and whiling away the time with my latest read. I read some great books between April and June,… View Post

There’s nothing quite like a British seaside town. The sound of the arcade machines ringing, the sea breeze ruffling through my hair, the promise of ice cream and salty fish and chips by the sea for lunch or dinner. It still creates the same sense of excitement in my thirties as it did in my childhood. But instead of burning off my excitement running back and forth to the sea and making sandcastles, afternoons are spent… View Post