Travel

Capturing Memories with Mixbook

If you’re anything like me- flipping through a tattered shoe box of old photographs is one of life’s simple pleasures. Nowadays- almost everyone carries a super-high quality camera around with them in their pocket (in the form of a smartphone) with most of our personal photography being shared amongst friends on social media. And don’t get me wrong- I’m a big…

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Why We Need Creative Adventures

The first entries for “Creative Adventures”, on Google are for a bunch of summer holiday camps and art classes…for kids.  There’s lantern making, weaving, painting and exploring. That (still) sounds pretty fun to me- but it really struck me that the importance of learning through play and adventure is emphasised much more when you’re little. Booking a ticket to the Alt Summit conference…

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Learning to make Tortellino in Bologna, Italy

Foodie Fun in Bologna – Pasta School!

    We had an early start for our second day of fun in Bologna. Opening the shutters to let in the cool morning air, we got dressed for the slightly cooler (weather-wise) day ahead and left our room to grab some breakfast. The morning spread at Hotel Touring was just what I needed to set me up for the…

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Foodie Fun in Bologna – Blue Skies & Gelato

Foodie Fun in Bologna – Blue Skies & Gelato

After visiting Italy for the first time last Autumn, I knew that I had to return. When the Hotel Touring, a small family run hotel in Bologna asked Kat Molesworth (of Blogtacular fame) and I if we would like to visit them in Italy’s foodie capital- I didn’t think twice! Flights from London to Bologna are quite frequent and fairly inexpensive…

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Our Biscuit Cruise – Part 2

Our Biscuit Cruise – Part 2

Thanks to everyone who got in touch via social media about Part 1 of my Thomson Holidays #BiscuitCruise post- I’m so glad you enjoyed reading about our adventures! In the second installment of our journey we sailed from Naples onto Citavecchia (for Rome), the little town of Ajaccio on the French Island of Corsica and lastly to Palamos in mainland Spain….

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Our Biscuit Cruise – Part 1

Our Biscuit Cruise – Part 1

What a week we’ve had! Those who follow us on social media will have seen snippets of our adventures across the Western Med- on our Biscuit Cruise with Thomson Holidays! Our goal: to seek out the best local teatime treats from across 6 (count ’em!) destinations in the space of one week- using the grand Thomson Dream as our rather…

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A Biscuit Cruise Adventure!

A Biscuit Cruise Adventure!

Back in June this year whilst visiting London for my favourite creative blogging conference, Blogtacular, I pitched an idea for a holiday to the good folks at Thomson. Nicky and Christian (pictured above) had arranged a section of the Royal Institute to look just like an airplane to set the scene- and throughout the day they were on the look out for bloggers to…

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Fiesta DIY: Crafting with Pinterest’s 2nd Birthday Party

Fiesta DIY: Crafting with Pinterest’s 2nd Birthday Party

At the end of week I was invited to Pinterest‘s London HQ to help them celebrate their UK office’s 2nd Birthday.  The party was Fiesta themed- so I whipped up a fun DIY activity for party goers to dabble with while they sipped margaritas  and munched nachos: Bold, embellished cactus cosies! The rooftop of Pinterest’s East London offices were decked our…

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A Creative Adventure – Blogtacular & Pintacular

A Creative Adventure – Blogtacular & Pintacular

It’s been a busy week back in the studio since I returned from my whirlwind creative adventure in London last week! My journey started with the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards and finished up with an amazing Saturday at the 2nd annual Blogtacular conference at the Royal Institute. I was really excited about seeing pals from last year’s conference, meeting new…

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A Creative Adventure – Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

A Creative Adventure – Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

I’d booked my tickets to Blogtacular at the end of last year, but my travel plans all changed when I found out that I had been shortlisted at the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards! I entered the Established Business category and was totally delighted when the mag’s editor, Lara, emailed to invite me to join them for a day of creative…

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June in Pictures

June in Pictures

June has been a pretty manic month- both personally and work-wise. We managed to squeeze in a holiday, some alfresco dining and some new products. Here’s everything in full: 1. Some beautiful silver-embossed jewellery boxes arrived to house our Biscuit Necklaces. Each of our hand-made necklaces will now arrive in it’s own branded gift box. Exciting!  2. We took approximately…

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A Blogtacular Trip

A Blogtacular Trip

This weekend we’re setting off on a trip to London- to Blogtacular!  A conference like no other, the line-up includes talks & workshops from our blogging, instgramming, pinteresting & youtubing heroes- and we just can’t wait. We’ll be tweeting from the event over the Friday evening & Saturday- so be sure to follow the hashtag: #Blogtacular for our updates. MEGA…

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