How To Make A Wax Food Wrap

Last night I went to a local eco group to learn about food waste and make beeswax food wraps. Apparently Scottish homes waste £1 billion/600,000 tonnes of food a year, which is ridiculous really, especially at a time when so many people rely on food banks. The main causes of waste are buying too much,…

My First Visit To Jo Malone

If you read my post yesterday on my loss of smell you’ll probably wonder what I was doing at Jo Malone! I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch of their new Poppy & Barley collection and, as a Jo Malone newbie, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about! Hands…

Losing My Sense Of Smell

Since my late teens/early 20s I’ve known that my sense of smell isn’t good. I can’t pinpoint when it happened, so I assumed it was gradual and, to be honest, I wasn’t that bothered about it. I remember working at a building society and happily serving the smelly customers as everyone else fled to the…

The Flower Field, Laurencekirk

Around this part of Scotland you’ll often see “Pick Your Own” signs, and usually they relate to strawberries, raspberries and other soft fruit. But we recently went to visit a new kind of PYO, a beautiful flower field just off the A96 at Laurencekirk. When you drive passed you can’t help but see the massive…

The Body Shop Haul & Raising Funds For Charlie House

Last weekend I took the girls to a charity shopping evening at The Body Shop in Aberdeen to raise funds for Charlie House. Charlie House is fantastic charity based in the North-East of Scotland which raises funds to support children with disabilities and life-limiting illnesses and their families. The invitation landed at the perfect time….

Where Has This Last Year Gone?!

It’s been almost a year since I wrote a full blog post. So what happened? Well, the short answer is that I was struggling. I was organising our wedding and spending all our spare time and money on it, and working in a job I hated, and my mental health was at an all time…

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge: April

It’s been a really good month for my reading challenge as I read two great books, one modern and one classic. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman This book was not at all what I expected! After reading the blurb I thought it was going to be some easy reading Bridget Jones’ Diary…

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge: March

Three months in and I’m already slacking! So I took a bit longer than a month to read this book but, where did this month go?! Caraval by Stephanie Garber This book left me confused. You know when you finish a book and you close it, but you just feel a bit…shook? The story itself…

Wedding On A Budget: 5 Months To Go!

Only 5 months to go until our big day! I was so excited to hit that 6 months to go milestone and I kind of thought that it would bring on a flurry of activity but we’re just too darn organised! According to our guide list we should be: – Ordering or making invitations– Ordering…

Goodreads 2018 Reading Challenge: February

This month I’ve started one book, decided that it’s a bit of a thinker, a dip-in-and-out-of type book, so moved onto something completely different! A Mindfulness Guide For The Frazzled by Ruby Wax I remember Ruby Wax as a comedian, initially in Girls On Top in the 80s and through all her stand-up and presenting…