Dining Room Tour

Since moving house, I have been overjoyed that we finally have a space to create a dining area.  As much as I enjoy curling up on the sofa with a bite whilst watching Netflix, there have been so many clothing casualties from a stray baked bean or spoonful of spaghetti missing my mouth. I couldn’t wait to bid farewell to the dinner tray and create a candlelit area to tuck in and reflect on the day.

There are still a few finishing touches to add but I am so happy with this space and I am eager to show it off to friends at our housewarming party. What do you think?

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3 Chic Books For Your Coffee Table

Some books were destined for far greater things than hanging around on dusty book shelves; they deserve to take a centre stage – on the coffee table.

Displaying beautiful book covers can make your living area feel more vibrant but they also serve a greater purpose too. Coffee table books are perfect for entertaining as they capture your interests and spark conversation with house guests.

Vintage cocktail books, books that teach you how to be Parisian and reimagined book covers from childhood classics, there are so many offerings you’re spoilt for choice.

Read on to discover my recommendations of three chic books that are bound to make your eyes pop.

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How to deal with anxiety

Anxiety can feel like an unpleasant thought chipping away at you or a heavy feeling in your chest – like someone has lodged a bag of marbles in there for safe keeping. You can try to ignore it, but it often builds up until the flood gates open and you’re dependent on a brown paper bag to breathe.

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Sun, Sea & Santorini

Santorini is the most beautiful place on earth. There I said it!

I have spent the whole week deliberating whether it could possibly contend with the picturesque snow peaked mountains of Iceland and the vast landscape of the Grand Canyon and then I got caught in an unexpected downpour in Oia and I knew it was the one.

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The Selfie.

I imagine that this is often how it pans out when attempting to take a self portrait.

  1. You comb your mop and put some lippy on.
  2. You take photos until your arm aches.
  3. You look over the 100 plus photos that you have taken and realise that they all look vile.
  4. You wish that your T-Rex like arms would transform into Mr Tickle’s.
  5. You give up and start to stalk celebrities on Google images, cursing them for looking so ruddy good!

I’ve been there. And I understand how sometimes Facebook likes on your new profile picture can be a real pick me up.

So, I couldn’t resist getting my Guinea Pigs Oreo and Hershey involved to give you some tips on how to take better selfies. ( I’m no expert but even if these pointers reduce the time you will spend with your arm shaking in the air by a fraction then I will be chuffed.)

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