Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Autumn Book Wish List

I'm a true book worm - if I'm not sat in a cosy coffee shop with my nose in a novel, then you can probably find me wandering around my local Waterstones lusting over new covers, or clicking away on Amazon. 

Our bookcases are full, our shelves are straining under the weight of as yet unread titles, however there are still some hardbacks I'm itching to get my hands on! 

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well
I have heard such good reports about this book. The concept of hygge has taken the world by storm recently - for those who don't know, it's a Danish word which means creating a nice, warm atmosphere and enjoying the good things in life with good people around you. What's not to love? I'm hoping to get a copy of this before our upcoming trip to Copenhagen.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Get that girl a hobby!

I've decided I need a hobby.

Not because I'm bored {I'm very happy with my lot in life currently}, and not because I have nothing else to be getting on with {I'm so busy I'm wondering when exactly I'll have time to squeeze in an extra pastime!} 

I need a hobby to give my life a bit of an oomph.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

A Little Life Update

Long time, no speak!

It's been a while since my last blog post - way back in June, when I wrote about my adventures in Orkney and shared my monthly wish list. There's been lots I've wanted to tell you about since, but have had to make do with sharing snaps on my Instagram feed and sending the odd tweet here and there.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

June Wish List

June! The month for drinking Pimm's {of course we didn't drink any in May}, digging out our Birkenstocks and barbecuing like it's going out of fashion.

Joules Lighthouse Cushion - Available at John Lewis {Now reduced!}

It's also the month for lusting after beautiful delights which fill our favourite shop-fronts at this time of year. To make it that little bit easier for you, I've gathered together some of the best bits and created a June Wish List.

Monday, 20 June 2016

The Magic of Skara Brae

Time to discuss that prehistoric village and wee dram I mentioned in my last post!

You can't go to The Orkney Islands without visiting one very special place.

Skara Brae.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Orcadian Adventures

When Mr Maggie May came to join me during my travels in Orkney, we had just one day on the mainland to squeeze in as much as possible.

Where on earth would we start?

Luckily, the kind folk at Visit Orkney came to our rescue, arranging a day packed full of wonderful things to see and do; if you're planning a trip up to the islands, I would definitely recommend visiting their website for some inspiration!

It was a fairly cold day {by my standards; I think the Orcadians would have described it as pleasant weather for April} so we wrapped up warm and set off for our first location - somewhere I had been dying to go since I first organised my trip.