Wear your Heart on you lapel; pt 2

Earlier this year I wrote a blog about the awesome jewellery makers giving us anti-Brexit wearables! With the ever more disgusting behaviour of the UK government, it seems only right to showcase some more ways you can share yours anger on a daily basis. First up is Hello Crumpet She has said that she is…

GIFTED: Esquires; CATERING menu

Esquires Coffee house in the Coventry Transport Museum has been one of my favourite cafes in Coventry this year. It’s pretty big, and usually busy during the day, meaning it has a great buzz about it. They do lovely food and a tasty cup of coffee. It is a small chain, which prides itself on…

Sponsored; Zero Store

Last year, Birmingham saw its first Zero waste supermarket, The Clean Kilo open in the Custard Factory in Digbeth. It has been successful, but for me it was just to far to regularly travel to. So when I heard that others had had the frustration, and set up a mobile version in Coventry and Warwickshire,…

Gifted experience: Palms Bar, Coventry

I have lived in Coventry for 8 years, and it still constantly surprises me. And to be honest it surprises me how I rarely go out of my comfort zone. I love independent businesses, but I somehow feel more comfy in the big standard chains. I find them comforting in their mundane regularity. But when…

Geek of all trades

I often describe myself as a “jack of all trades, master of none.” As an adult I have graduated from drama school with a 2:1 and worked as a Stage manager in professional theatre, and in education. I retrained as a chef and began blogging about food. I had a baby and trained as a…

My perfect week (which never happens)

I have complex post traumatic stress disorder (cptsd). I am currently living on benefits and am constantly in limbo. My week consists of a tightrope walk of nerve. I have shame; for not working, paranoia of what people think of me, and a need to please and be liked. I have come up with coping…

Gifted experience; Edu Prints Plus

With a child at school, we all worry about their learning. Are they reading enough, are they developing their imagination, are they having a good balance of subjects. When I discovered EduPrintsPlus, I was thrilled to see that they not only did inspirational quotes, but timestables and vocabulary prints. Placed in her reading corner, next…

Halloween at Warwick Castle

The Haunted Castle Yesterday I went to Warwick castle for the first time. I am a big fan of Halloween, and history, so thought it was a great place to combine the two! Warwick Castle is a place with over 1100 years of history. it is a place of theatre, wonder and jaw dropping history….

Warwick Castle

The Haunted Castle Warwick Castle launches their annual Haunted castle event this Halloween, and it is running from 20th October through to the 4th November. Book here There are multiple shows and events happening around the castle both for families and for the more mature Halloween lovers. (Some events incur an additional charge.)Included in the…