My top 3 trips of 2018

2018 went really quickly didn’t it! I turned 28 a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been having somewhat of a ‘what should I do with my life’ crisis since. Which I do most of the time tbh. 2018 has been a year where I’ve felt like I’ve not really done much but other people have said they think I’ve done a lot. I suppose it’s all about perspective. So here’s my post reflecting on some of the places I’ve been and what the highlights were of my top 3 trips. The best of the UK: North Coast 500 If…

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Reusing my summer wardrobe for autumn

Coat  |  Top  |  Jumpsuit or this one |  Necklace  |  Boots *affiliate links used, similar and more ethically produced alternatives given It’s only very recently that I’ve developed more of a seasonal wardrobe. Prior to that I would always wear the same dresses/skirts/shorts/jeans through the year and pair them with varying layers according to the weather. The month long heat wave we had this year prompted me to buy some more clothing that’s only really suitable for summer. This jumpsuit was one of the things I bought. I really like it so I wanted to find ways of making it…

The Ethical/Sustainable Christmas Gift Guide

I’ve been thinking about putting this together for a few months now. As much as I thoroughly adore Christmas, it can be such a wasteful event. Even all the wrapping paper that’s used makes me a bit sad, especially as I recently discovered a lot of it isn’t recyclable. As I’ve mentioned before, even making small steps and changes can make a huge difference so don’t feel like you need to have a fully ethical and sustainable Christmas and force everyone to get on board. Just gifting one sustainable present to someone it starts the ball rolling. The most sustainable…

The perfect commute with Mazda | AD

You all know how much I love a road trip and that I tend to do a lot of driving on holidays. But what about that all important daily drive, the commute.  Mazda has identified the top 5 scenic commutes in the country, one of them being Caerphilly to Cardiff. So I went to test out the route in the new Mazda6, and I definitely wasn’t disappointed! Growing up in Wales, I’ve always been surrounded by beautiful scenery and sometimes it takes someone to point it out for you to realise how lovely it can be right where you are.…

Autumnal vibes

Those autumnal vibes are well and truly in the air. We’ve been having some beautiful mornings lately. Sunshine and hints of frost, my favourite kind. I’ll be honest, these photos are from way back in the spring when the bluebells were coming into bloom. I think the outfit can definitely pass for fall too though. I haven’t been sharing many outfits this year, I think I need to find my love for fashion again. I’ve gotten into a bit of a rut and I generally choose comfort over everything else as I have a 40 minute walk each way to…

The downside of travelling: The joy of returning to a …

If you follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably noticed that I recently took a trip to the Dolomites. This was my 6th trip away this year. That’s a fair few nights spent away from home. Even though I adore travelling and exploring new places, there’s nothing quite like sleeping in your own bed is there? For me, the downside of travelling is definitely not having my own bed each night! Of course, there are some hotel beds that are incredibly comfortable and cosy but as we always travel on a budget the beds are often a little bit less than…

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