I’ve always admired Mont St Michel in Normandy from afar. Images of the grand castle teetering on the top of the lush green mound, contrasting starkly with the sea, have always found and their way onto my travel Pinterest boards.
But until we visited Cornwall in July, I had never realised we had something similar right here in Britain. On our last full day in Cornwall, we set off to see it with our own eyes.
I loved Falmouth’s historic harbour, narrow cobbled streets, grand Georgian buildings and all the beautiful independent shops selling produce so local you could almost smell the sea salt on them.
This summer, my boyfriend and I are busy saving hard for a mammoth 24 day trip to Australia and New Zealand planned for December and January, so we haven’t been able to head to Europe anywhere near as much as we usually do. But when a group of friends who we usually travel with every summer… Continue reading Cornwall Preview
Macarons, friands, French fancies – while I haven’t got much of a sweet tooth, dainty little cakes are a guilty pleasure of mine. I love treating myself to pretty little morsels over coffee or after brunch, and most recently one of the traders at Altrincham Market – my favourite local brunch spot – has started… Continue reading Recipe: Raspberry and Pistachio Friands
While in Morocco in November, we were keen to venture outside Marrakesh, but we didn’t want to travel too far as it was supposed to be a rare trip solely dedicated to relaxation. It being our first time in Africa, we decided to visit a desert of sorts, but soon realised the Sahara would have involved an ambitious 8 hour… Continue reading Glamping in the Agafay Desert, Morocco
I know cacti are the plant du jour right now, but I’ve got a long-standing love of them. When I was 8, I visited a fair at a local church with my mum, and the only thing I was interested in was a stand selling cacti. I begged her for a Christmas cactus, and she said I’d never… Continue reading Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery
This week, I’ve found myself surprisingly impressed by the Archive by Alexa Chung collection at M&S. I’m not often wowed by high street collaborations – quite often it feels like an excuse for high street stores to charge twice the price for pieces that are of the same quality as their usual lines. What has impressed me about this one… Continue reading M&S Archive by Alexa