Are You Sitting Comfortably? Why Your Office Chair Is Important

The last twenty years of my life have been what you might call desk-based in some way or another. I’ve been the student sitting cross-legged on the floor scribbling in to a notebook, the coffee shop sitter hunched over a…

Moving Checklist: 10 Tips For A Stress-Free House Move

You’ll probably have heard people saying that moving house can be one of the most stressful experiences we can have in a lifetime. I am in the process of moving house at the moment and can truthfully say that, although…

I'm Melissa, and I started my lifestyle blog in 2015 to share my everyday life and loves. I live in the beautiful Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, with my fiance Sean and our cat Zak.

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Why I Can’t Wait For Winter Fashion

I’m wearing: Camel Draped Open Front Long Coat from Lookbookstore; The New Forever T Shirt from ASOS; Amelie jeans from River Island; Boots from Dune (old); Necklace from TK Maxx (old) Most people think that summer fashion is where you can…

An Interior Design Workshop With Lauren Gilberthorpe

At the start of October I had the pleasure of attending an interior design workshop with award-winning interior designer Lauren Gilberthorpe. It was an event I was particularly excited to go to for several reasons. I’m in the process of moving and going…

Designing My Dream Living Room

I’m in the process of moving from a one bedroom flat to (hopefully) a house with at least two bedrooms and much more floor space. I live in Oxfordshire, which is just so flipping expensive to buy in but if…

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Good and Bad Blogging Days

Running a personal blog in my spare time should, I thought, be a stress-free experience. Especially since I work doing something else full time, and so don’t rely on blogging to be my main source of income. However, I never…

Making The Most Of Kitchen Space

We live in a fairly small one bedroom flat, but have big ambitions for what we can get from it. We’ve squeezed as much storage space out of it as we possibly can, making the most of every nook and…

How To Dress For The British Summer

Anyone who has spent the last couple of months in the UK will know what I mean when I say that our weather has been downright bizarre. The UK isn’t known for its spectacular summers, but this year we’ve experienced…

Prestige Flowers Roselily Bouquet | Double Flowering Pet Friendly Lilies

If, like me, you love the look and the scent of lilies, but there’s a good reason why you can’t have any in your home, then I have some good news for you. The reason could be because you have…

The 30-40+ Blogger Meet | London, May 2016

Almost a fortnight ago, I had the pleasure of attending a blogger event hosted by the lovely Catherine Summers from the UK style blog Not Dressed As Lamb, and sponsored by Hope, an innovative British style brand. The daytime event was…

Building A Wardrobe On A Budget

We can all relate to the urge to shop for new clothes, whether that’s triggered by the pressure of an upcoming event, the change of the seasons, or wanting a complete image overhaul. Unfortunately, the pleasure of guilt-free shopping among…