Miss Magpie Fashion Spy – beautiful artwork for charity

If you read my recent post on my Creative Inspirations you will know I have a lot of love for creative people in my life. I am also constantly looking for further inspiration; social media being my biggest go to. I have been following Niki Groom’s (AKA Miss Magpie Spy) Instagram for a while. If you haven’t…

My creative inspirations

When I am not in process and organisation mode at work, I tend to better live up to my “eccentric art teacher” look. A colleague (and friend – colleague sounds too formal) recently referred to me as a “Corporate hippy” to cover both parts of my confusing personality. I am taking it as a compliment……

Las Vegas: Embracing the loopiness

Last year was a year of big birthdays in the fam, so to celebrate my mum took us to Las Vegas! No biggie… :-p Travelling with the family means it wasn’t The Hangover style you might expect, but there are some things I would recommend to anyone, no matter what style of holiday you are…

Reflections: My three words for 2016

At the beginning of this year I read Aled’s blog on three words for 2016 and was inspired. The concept resonated with me; rather than looking at specific (often unrealistic) goals/resolutions, choose three words to provide some focus to the actions and choices you make in the year. My chosen words? Calm Strength Creativity Here’s a little reflection…

Shambala: A festival of pure colour and glitter

I wasn’t sure I could handle a festival anymore. Forefront in my mind is the fact I like my sleep. And more importantly, I like my sleep in my bed. My ability to survive more than one night out in a row is also pretty low. Doesn’t bode well for partying for days with little…

Dog walking in Bristol…

Life has been a bit of a roller coaster recently (which has meant I have neglected the blog – sorry!) However, one thing that has stayed consistent is that I do A LOT of dog walking. I have the guns to show for it – Gadget is a very strong and super excitable staffy who…

Puzzlair: A cross between Crystal Maze and Saw…

This Saturday afternoon saw me and two friends in a tricky situation. We were locked in a deserted laboratory of the Romanian genetist Dr. Lev Pasted, a clock was ticking down from 60 minutes, and we were yet to solve any clues. Dr. Lev must have foreseen that people may have found his labs and…

A little tea shop for the day…

First off, massive apologies for it being so long since my last post. With holidays and moving house a couple of times (don’t ask) life took over for a bit and I haven’t had the head space and time to sit and write. I have however continued to go out to eat and have an…

Brewdog: Learning about beer…

Located just around the corner from work (Queen Square is dangerous for the amount of nearby temptations) Brewdog has become a little bit of a regular haunt.  It’s also a big fav of my surprisingly beer-loving flatmate, so when news came of their beer tasting evenings with meat and cheese platter it was the perfect pressie for her…

Devilled Egg: Let’s run away and make cheese…

Stressful days at work mean that it’s easy to build up a rather extravagent list of ideas to get out of the office world. These range from my actual dream to run a tea shop to the slightly more ridiculous plan of running away to live on a cheese farm. It sounds random but anything goes in…

Red & White: The only way to kick off Christmas drinking…

Twitter is the best thing for keeping up with what is going on in Bristol. The most recent gem I discovered through my addiction was a wine tasting event with RED&WHITE – a wine merchant that has just recently extended its offering into Clifton. With RED&WHITE’s ethos covering the offering of not just quality wines, but…

Foodie penpals – October 2012

This month I received my very first parcel as part of the foodie penpals scheme – an idea brought over the states by Carol Anne at This is Rock Salt that matches up food lovers each month to send a £10 bespoke parcel of food related goods. Have a look on the Rock Salt blog if that sounds like your cup of…