Welcome Back

I haven’t written anything here for four years, which is a blessing and a curse. The upside to not ‘documenting’ my life since 2014 is that I’ve lived it without an extensive reminder of the uglier moments – the tears when my anxiety came back with a vengeance, the frustration

Playing catch up

Before I start feeling inexplicably guilty for not writing anything non-work related forever, let me start by saying hello. How’ve you been? I hope that those of you who do ocassionally find themselves here haven’t missed me too much – in fact I’m pretty sure that the majority of you follow

Homemade Tea cakes

I’d been eyeing up the teacakes in my Peyton and Byrne book for a while, but admittedly I was nervous about baking them. Until last week, I’d never made my own marshmallow and I’d heard plenty of horror stories about getting it wrong! Thankfully I had nothing to worry about – the

28 before 28

In previous years, I’ve written ‘Life Lists’ as opposed to resolutions in preparation for the year ahead – writing down things I’d like to achieve every day, every week, in 6 months time and by the end of the year. From small things like improving my eating habits, to bigger

Trips & Tips: New York

So you’re off to New York. You’ve got your flights sorted and a list as long as your arm of all the typical tourist spots (and an even longer one for those “off the beaten track” places that friends have recommended), but you’re not sure where to stay, where to

Eating & Drinking: New York

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed the few (hundred) photos of New York recently. Charlie and I spent just over a week in the big apple, and, to coincide with all of the usual tourist attractions, we made a seriously long list of places

Ten Lovely Things: Autumn

Autumn is my favourite time of year. The crisp air, the smell of bonfires, colourful leaves on a grey pavement, the food, the knitwear…there’s something about it that makes everything feel enchanted to me, like anything is possible. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed by the world at the moment (let’s

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