My Surprise Birthday Trip To Berlin

A month ago, I went on a surprise trip to Berlin for my 39th birthday. I knew we were going somewhere and that I had to pack my passport, but I had no idea where until we got to the…

A Christmas Boozy Truffle Workshop

Cooking classes are high up on the list of things I want to do more of. I live very close to Harts Barn Cookery School, and when my friend suggested we sign up for one of their classes I immediately…

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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The Weighhouse Street Deli By Deliciously Ella

Christmas isn’t Christmas without a lovely shopping trip and a nice lunch in the middle of it. On a recent day out in London, my friend and I chose to seek out the Weighhouse Street Deli by Deliciously Ella. We’re…

My Day At The Annie Sloan Headquarters

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending a workshop with the one and only Annie Sloan at the Annie Sloan HQ, Oxford. It was a bit of a fangirl moment for me. After I got the invitation…

Weddings At Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, Stratford-upon-Avon

Last week Sean and I had the pleasure of staying at Hallmark Hotel The Welcombe, in beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon. When we got engaged in June 2015, we assumed that we would be married within a couple of years. Work commitments, moving…

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A Weekend In York with Mercure

  A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being invited to York by Mercure Hotels, to spend a weekend in the beautiful city and stay in their Fairfield Manor Hotel. The trip was organised in collaboration with other…

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…

Drayton Manor For Big Kids

Last month, Sean and I decided to visit Drayton Manor on his birthday. It was a typically overcast day with the threat of rain, but we thought we’d make the most of a day off in the week and hopefully…

LA Perfection Press Day | Witney, Oxfordshire

Last week I had the pleasure of attending an open day at LA Perfection, an advanced skincare and laser clinic in Witney, Oxfordshire. It was a chance for me to take a behind-the-scenes look at a clinic that uses cutting edge…

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…

The Perfect Travel Companions From Busy B

Only a fortnight ago, I came back from a lovely relaxing holiday in Lanzarote. I quite often travel with a ridiculous amount of clutter shoved in to my suitcase, and it usually results in a ‘heavy’ sticker being attached to…