Vintage Cleaning Solutions – Bicarbonate of Soda

For the last few years, I have been trying and testing the good old fashion go to’s following using a heavily chemical product on my oven, which completely stripped it of its coating. Especially now with a baby these overpriced products with strong odours are not suitable for everyday life. My first testing in my…

The Spring Tide Food Festival

Hosted by the National Trust the Spring Tide Food Festival is situated on Hive beach. Although small it has all the best local food producers from wheat flour to chilli salt, from seaweed sausages to homemade gin. It certainly had variety. This is the perfect family day out for Foodies. It is a family-friendly festival…

Review – The Hive Beach Cafe at Burton Bradstock

Located on the Jurassic coast of Burton Bradstock sits a foodie’s hidden gem. With sea views and Lyme Bay, the best place to have local fresh seafood or even a piece of cake with your coffee is undoubtedly The Hive Beach Cafe. Another glorious sunny day on our May Holiday was the perfect excuse to…

Review of Badgers Cottage, Charmouth

For baby T’s first family holiday we choose to head for Dorset’s Jurassic Coast. My in-laws every year have a small holiday down by the coast, a couple of years ago after discovering Helpful Holidays, it was so good they have used them a few times, this year we decided to use them for a…

Good Old Fashioned Natural Cleaning Solutions – My How To

It has been a while since I have written at all about one of my favourite pastimes – All things Vintage and although I finding old beauties in charity shops, vintage fairs and vintage stores. I love the simple techniques used once upon a time. Not only are they cheap, effective but some all natural…

The Find Review – Cheltenham

Have you found The Find yet in Cheltenham? If you haven’t, where have you been? During the day it’s a great place to grab a coffee and cake, maybe brunch? When myself and Baby T visited, we went to have brunch with some friends who highly recommended them and it did not disappoint. The staff were…

Keeping Well this Winter with my Top 5 from Neals Yard Remedies

As the viruses and bugs circulate during winter it is really important to keep well. I have already suffered a cold this autumn and nothing cures it like herbal remedies. A few years ago when coming down with a dreaded cold a few times because I worked in a highly air-conditioned building, I decided to…

Copyrighting your Photographs

It is the sad truth that nothing is safe now. A harsh lesson I learnt recently, I was worried I was being overly sensitive but after talking to a friend who was a photographer, I realised I was not. We add our photographs to so many social media channels now, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest…

Upholstering a Chair

Three years ago I wrote a blog post about upcycling, I was painting pieces of old furniture using Annie Solan chalk paint after reading what to do online, I just took the plunge and now my home has a few upcycled pieces. However, this time thanks to my awesome husband my Christmas present this year…