Gift guide for new mums and mamas-to-be 

Well, I can’t quite believe it: I’m just weeks away from meeting my BABY! I’ve come to know so many lovely expectant and new mums over the last while, and our chats inspired me to put together a gift guide for pregnant mums and those in the newborn bubble who might just need a treat!Continue reading “Gift guide for new mums and mamas-to-be “

3 Ways We Can End Slavery…Now.

It was our first night in southern India. Akil, our instant and forever friend, picked us up at the busy airport and navigated through four hours of bumpy roads, stray dogs, and impossible turns. The smell of condensed milk mixed with spices filled with air, unfamiliar music – no, musics – played all at the same time, and I knew this wasContinue reading “3 Ways We Can End Slavery…Now.”

DIY Christmas: Hot Chocolate Spoons

Monday 21st December…here we are! Hope you had a great weekend filled with Christmas cheer (and maybe some fudge making?!) Thank you for your welcome of my Advent piece about when Christmas is hard. I’ve been stunned at the honesty and courage in your response. I’m back with the last of my DIY Christmas tutorials, justContinue reading “DIY Christmas: Hot Chocolate Spoons”

BANANA BREAD

So, this is a bit of an unusual post – after all, this is no foodie blog. Nor is it even a ‘lifestyle’ blog. However, as I have developed in my thinking about what is important to me and how I communicate it, I’ve felt the need to try to be more of a realContinue reading “BANANA BREAD”

THE BEST CHOCOLATE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD

My favourite place in Belfast is a little, warm, underground, shiny-surfaced, haven of chocolate delight. Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, birthdays…I love to celebrate them at Co Couture. And one of my pals just proposed to his lovely (now) fiancee with a ring enclosed in a chocolate egg from here, too! So it felt like Christmas whenContinue reading “THE BEST CHOCOLATE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD”

CARAC

Kiki, my lovely sister, is back from University for a few weeks. When we hang out we tend to try and solve global issues, paint our nails, reminisce, giggle a lot, talk about the future, shop and other things that sisters do. Yesterday when having a bit of a nostalgia session we remembered one of our favourite SwissContinue reading “CARAC”

Sick of ‘being ethical’. Whatever that means.

My cousin called me a rabble-rouser and I’m sick of it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a compliment. But ugh. You see, Wee Frizz, when she called me that, was referring to the fact that she has become involved in the #makefashiontraffikfree campaign after a few chats/links we shared. And I’m so glad. I got teary-eyedContinue reading “Sick of ‘being ethical’. Whatever that means.”

Advent sans chocolate

Christmas…Luxury. Choice. Freedom. I’ve made the choice to give up a luxury for the freedom of others. For the next 25 days, I am not going to have any chocolate. My housemate is giving up cinema trips and another friend is giving up fizzy drinks. 24 others are also giving things up…join us? https://mydonate.bt.com/events/25daysoffreedom