Oh Newcastle, we’re just so much more than football and Greggs, I promise you. Although they are a great part of what makes us a great destination. I wanted to share with you today some of my favourite things to do in Newcastle, by someone who has lived here their whole life.   Go to a Football match. I know we said we’re more than just football, but catch Newcastle on a good day and…

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Summer is looming and it will creep up on us before we even realise it’s here. It feels like we’ve been waiting for years in the UK as the weather has been dreadful. Snowstorms in March? No thank you. Bring the sun, please. I miss the days where I could walk home at 6pm and actually see where I’m going, or actually wanting to take a brisk stroll in the sunshine. Summer just makes me smile…

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There’s only one bit of continuity in my life, I’m always single on Valentine’s Day. I’ve given up hope of someone else making me happy and decided it’s time I invest in MYSELF. Time, money and self-love. All a gal really needs. I don’t need anyone else but myself to make me happy, so when the opportunity presented itself to show you all some lovely lingerie from John Lewis, I didn’t want to pass it…

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’m back after a little break and a hella lot of babysitting, and ready to smash this year and focus. I love this blog, it’s a way for me to look back on memories of my life and grow. Yet every year I vow to be a little bit more personal and always fail. Personal posts just at the time, feel a little invasive and I find that sometimes the things in…

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I love where I live. I’m close to the coast and also the city, so if I want to escape or immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle, or chill out with a gorgeous coastal walk. I’m lucky enough that I can jump on a Metro and find myself in either destination within half an hour. I get the Metro almost daily, whether it be going to work, for meetings or visiting friends. It’s such…

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We’re officially in November, entering the party season and scouring Asos for some new clothes with a hint of glamour for the festive period. It’s time to step up our hosting game and have our friends over (because you know, it’s way too cold to leave the house). Rekorderlig got in touch with me and asked if I’d like to host my own Swedish dinner party and show what types of food I’d pair the…

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Inclusivity is something I’ve always been aware of. See, when you’re born differently you become aware of how the world can be pretty unfair and see it through different eyes. There are just those things that you process differently. It doesn’t matter how you’re different, you just know. If you didn’t already know, I was born with a facial disfigurement called Cystic Hygroma, which I still have now. It’s super rare and it meant my…

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There’s one thing that really plagues our lives. Sugar. It’s everywhere and we really can’t avoid it that easily. We probably (well, at least I do) consume way more than I need to and it’s becoming a real problem. I just really love sweets, okay?! This is where this blog post comes in, Nestle has launched 30% less sugar in some of my favourite sweets! They recently sent me some to try and I’m actually…

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It’s not really that often that I believe in fate, but sometimes life just works out in a way that you think it’s a little bit more than pure coincidence. A lot of my life is like that with music, it seems I stumble across musicians at just the right time. Rewind back four or so years ago, walking down Northumberland Street and in front of M&S my ears were drawn towards a particular sound. I…

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We all have those weekends where we’d much rather sit in our pyjamas than go out. I do love going out with my friends and taking the time to get dressed up, but sometimes a simple night in can be just as good. Armed with a Netflix account and some Night-In staples, I know just how to make my cozy night in a perfect one. Step One: Snacks No night in is complete without a…

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When you grow up, and you’re born different to everyone else around you, you learn early on to embrace the differences. To accept who you are, be whoever you want to be and learn to love yourself.  However, there’s always that aspect of you that wishes you didn’t have to suffer the pain anymore. You’ll always be petrified that you’ll have to go through it again, because life just isn’t that certain. Anything can happen.…

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