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…

A visit to Higgs & Higgs – Quedgeley, Gloucester 

In January my auntie paid me a visit and she started to tell me about her crafty adventures. Coming from an artistic and crafty family, I was in awe of her achieving a new craft; patchwork quilting. I have always wanted to do this and have one loving made and draped over the end of…

Marks & Spencer’s 2017 Spring Collection

A random visit to Marks and Spencer’s left me super impressed with their spring collection for 2017; I just had to share it with you. Bearing in mind that I am 22 weeks pregnant, fitting into regular clothes isn’t an option right now. I’m pretty disappointed with the maternity collections available on the high street…

The Malt House Emporium, Stroud – Antiques & Vintage Shopping 

One miserable Saturday lunch time with the promise of a wet, damp afternoon ahead, the suggestion of visiting The Malt House in Stroud was made. I had been told that this place was a treasure trove of vintage items and antique furnishings, so why not. Over two vast floors, this old building is believed to have…

Vintage Shopping in Budapest

Vintage shopping in Budapest is amazing! There is nothing more exciting than when you buy vintage clothes. A key element of the self-expression of style, the vintage style itself, is interesting because each dress and piece have its own story and part of history. So why settle for an imitation when you can dress in the…

Surviving the January Sales

Its January and its all about the sales. If your savvy you can grab a great bargain, however you can also be stuck with an unwanted purchase that actually you didn’t need but thought it was a good idea at the time. At Christmas I swore to myself that I wouldn’t shop the sales and certainly…

Vintage Shopping Tips

Following the success of Dawn Porter’s Channel 4 series This Old Thing Vintage Clothes Show, the love of vintage as rocketed. Dawn’s message is simple, forget the High Streets throw away fashion and get back to the thinking of there is still life in this old thing. Shopping for vintage isn’t easy, you need patience…