High Park Reservoir

High Park Reservoir

These days we are visiting lots of places with Heritage Open Days and the first one we’ve been to was the High Park Reservoir. We tried to visit it before, but it was so popular that we didn’t manage to get in, despite them allowing up to 60 people per tour. This time we arrived […]

How Many Cosmetics Do I Need

How Many Cosmetics Do I Need

I didn’t add this post in my blogging schedule until after I got these very cute plastic jars and filled all of them. Then I wasn’t sure if I should name my post How Many Cosmetics Do I Need or something else. It all comes down to what one considers as a need. There are […]

Wild Wings. Bird of Prey Centre

Wild Wings. Bird of Prey Centre

Wild Wings is a Bird of Prey Centre at about half an hour away from us. Yesterday we took advantage of the gorgeous weather we had and went to see the birds. The centre is a charity that takes care of birds of prey. The ones that can be released into the wild are kept […]

The Body Shop Foundation

Matte Clay Skin Clarifying Foundation

A few months ago I blogged about the foundation I was using, No7 Airbrush Away. A few days after publishing that post, I managed to drop the bottle and, because it was glass, it shattered. That meant that I had to start searching for a new foundation, with greater coverage. While I think the Airbrush […]

Reading Retreat at Home

Reading Retreat at Home

I saw a blogger going on a reading retreat. It seemed like such a great idea and I looked into it. While everything was great, as in the venues that organize this and the whole concept, it wasn’t suitable for us. I don’t like the idea of leaving Festus somewhere for a couple of nights […]

vegan BBQ


I’m going to start with the most amazing news, of course. You might have already seen that I’m going to go to Oxford to read history. I’m so excited about this. It took two years to get to this point and I couldn’t be happier. You can read more about it here, when I talked […]

Chill Factore - Snowboarding and skying

Chill Factore

My husband and I passed on the motorway beside Chill Factore countless times on our way to Manchester. We wanted to try it out, but kept postponing. Finally we went earlier this month and tried their Snow Passes. These are £12.50 per person for 1h that allows access to the activity area. This includes three […]

Collage with the bakes from 2018

Baking the Bake Off

For the last four years I’ve baked along the Bake Off (if you consider 2017 baking along though). I made round-ups for 2016 and 2015 (links to the posts, pictures are at the end of this post). I didn’t share a round-up for the last year and neither for 2017 (after they moved to Channel […]

Me, Going to Oxford University

Going to Oxford University

I’m sure you can imagine how excited I am to write this post, to share that I’m going to Oxford University next month! I will read history! Isn’t that amazing?! I spent two years searching for the best options for me; that involved going on open days to a few universities, including to three open […]