Tuesday, 30 August 2011

I'M BACK!!!!

What an amazing road-trip vacation in Italy we had- I can't wait to share some of my favourite details about the trip. We pretty much did the amazing race around Tuscany and a little beyond. We brought back something very special, which I will be posting pictures of in the next few days. As usual, today is about getting the suitcases unpacked and the house back in order... I have a crazy few weeks ahead of me and then I'm off to Halifax & Toronto, Canada for a quick visit, so I'll try to find time to get it all in.  xoxo


"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
– Robin Williams

Thursday, 18 August 2011


Today is my 1st wedding Anniversary! 1 year ago I shared my dream wedding with some very special people. I wish I could bring them all back and have a proper knees up. I feel blessed, joy, love and a huge lust for life on most days. I'm so happy to share that in my blog and hope that I inspire people a little. A good friend wrote me a quote this morning and I wanted to share, it's lovely!

joy, love like you've never know, beauty, nature, happiness...just a few things i think are in store for your life 

  Happy Anniversary Husband!!!!! xoxoxo

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


I picked up the September issue of Elle yesterday and spotted this wonderful ad.. LLG is one of the new models for the 2012 Hunter campaign. Not only does she look fabulous in wellies, She is gorgeous, has great style and is a fellow bloggess. I found this out after doing a bit of Google research about the campaign. I quickly added LLG to my favorites and look forward to reading more of her blog.

Sunday, 14 August 2011


"The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does." 

Does this mean packing everything?! It does in England.  Ahhhh!!!

Friday, 12 August 2011


    Ponte Vecchio is a medieval bridge built over the Arno river. In fact, it is more than a bridge: a street, a market and a landmark of Florence. Ponte Vecchio was created in 1345 by Taddeo Gaddi. To finance construction of the bridge, part of the bridge were rented to merchants. 

I heard you can find some great jewellery here!



Jude Law plays an Irish sailor who falls for a former prostitute (Anna Christie) in the new version of Eugene O’Neill’s Pulitzer Prize winning 1920’s play. 

-Jude Law discovers humour, tenderness and sudden moments of intense physical and emotional violence in the role of the Irish stoker..

Fantastic reviews...I would love to see Jude on stage! Anna Christie will run at the Donmar Theatre until the 8th of October.

Thursday, 11 August 2011


The Cinque Terre is a rugged mountainous region located on the coast of Italy. The area consists of five villages that lie on the western coast of northern Italy. From north to south, the villages that make up the Cinque Terre region are Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The villages are each about two miles apart from one another, with the entire area spanning approximately eight miles. The villages contain a variety of small cafes and restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and hiking trails.

One of the most popular things to do in the Cinque Terre is hiking. A network of trails connects the five villages. One of the most frequently traveled paths is the Via dell"Amore, or Lover"s Pathway. The hiking trail runs between the southernmost neighboring villages of Manarola and Riomaggiore. To access the path, take a Cinque Terre train to either village and ask one of the locals where the entrance to the trail is located. 

Tuesday, 9 August 2011



Saturnia, Tuscany
At the small rocky village of Saturnia, close to the hill town of Pitigliano, you can wallow for free in the sulphurous spring water that gushes out of the ground at 37C and tumbles down a series of waterfalls. You can usually find a quiet rock pool and watch the Italians having fun. Go at dawn to have the place to yourself.

I've been researching all the things I want to do while in Italy this summer. So I'll be sharing some over the next few days with you. How amazing does this look?! I know I'll be there for dawn!  

Monday, 8 August 2011


The boys took a cooking class at Bordeaux Quay this morning. They made flat bread, fish stew with couscous and Eton Mess for dessert. I can't wait for them to show me their talents in the kitchen tonight!

Friday, 5 August 2011


Under the Tuscan Sun: At Home in Italy (1996) is the captivating story of an English professor and poet from San Francisco whose love of travel and new places leads her and her companion to buy a house in Tuscany, a house in much need of renovation. As we experience the frustrations of the remodelling project, we also delight in the descriptions of the land, the food, the culture, and the history of the people they meet - Frances Mayers 

We leave for Italy in two weeks time! 


Top Gear Experience 

Steam Boat

Thursday, 4 August 2011


"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."
– Will Rogers

Wednesday, 3 August 2011


We had a brilliant night out with Long John and the rest of the  Treasure Island cast last night at Bristol's Old Vic open air theater.

C loved it, just as I thought he might. I purchased the tickets for a steal at £7 pounds, we were side stage and that was fine for us.
A great play with plenty of pirate jargon!

Davy Jones' Locker: The bottom of o the sea, where the souls of dead men lie.

Fiddlers Green: The private heaven where pirates be goin' when they die.

Landlubber: Land-lover, someone not used to life on board a ship.

Me hearty: A friend or shipmate.

Scurvy Dog: A fine insult.

Scallyway: A bad person or scoundrel.

Thar: The opposite of "here"

Yo-ho-ho: Pirate laughter!


Monday, 1 August 2011