My Sister’s Sustainable Stocking

Upon December 1st each year the first festive family tradition takes place. It involves my mum giving my sister and myself £20 each. We then spend the rest of the month keeping an eye out for small, special items as we compose each other’s stocking.
Usually I do my sister…

Christmas in the City

I am so so so not a city girl. Although I grew up and spent my first 18 years in Birmingham, something deep inside me desperately longs for salty air and pine covered floors; for rolling green fields and endless unbroken skies. So naturally coming back to Brum isn’t…

Back in Brum!

Although my heart may lie in the South of Cornwall, I was born and raised in Kings Heath, Birmingham. It’s now 5 days till the big day (Christmas that is – I’m not getting married!), I’m back in Brum and it’s definitely time to catch up with friendly, family and the cat!
Today…

Farewell Falmouth!

I’m not sure there’s anything I don’t like about Espressini; an artisan espresso bar within walls more like a studio, that treats brewing more like an alchemy and coffee more like a craft. Not to mention the mismatched furniture, chandeliers, window seats and beautiful chalk-board word lettering. There are few places I would…

Last Days on the Lizard

It’s my last week in Cornwall, deadlines are done with and I’ve been gagging to get out onto some footpaths or meander the side streets if St Ives – but weather has been pretty mizzle-erable. Still lady luck struck on Tuesday and I woke up to find the sun…

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