My first of just two gift guides this year is a shout out to my foodies. A foodie gift guide, to a degree. Whilst I don’t talk about it a lot on my blog (with the exception of some very old recipe posts), I am a big fan of testing out new food and drink. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen testing new recipes, and I’m always partial to a glass of wine or two. I actually end up getting a lot of food and drink related gifts, so I’m sharing what I’d be after this year…if I didn’t already have them.
I’m an organised lady, and had most of my Christmas shopping completed two weeks ago. In fact, the majority of it was finished in October. Yes, I just love buying gifts! But if you’re not as organised as I am, I’ve got some fab Christmas shopping tips for you to follow. You might not fall in love with facing the crowds in December, but it might make for an easier ride this Christmas!
When I got an email back in April all about the Harry Potter: A History of Magic Exhibition at the British Library, I snapped up those tickets pretty quickly. If I wasn’t able to get tickets to Harry Potter & The Cursed Child then I was going to find something else London based to fill the Harry Potter shaped hole in my life. 7 months later, the day rolled around for me to attend the exhibition (which I was unfortunately unable to photograph) and I took my first steps into the British Library, and behind the scenes of the history of Harry Potter.
When I turned 18, it was only natural to get my hands on every drink I could find. But gin and I were not friends. Oh no, the taste was vile! But 5 years later I realised that it was cheap gin and ordinary tonic that I wasn’t a fan of, so I’m partial to a Gordon’s and Elderflower on a weekend. For the first time ever, the Gin Festival hit my hometown and I was offered a press ticket. A night of tasting gins from around the world? I’m in!
*This post is sponsored by Panasonic
It’s getting to that time of year where I’m leaving work in the dark and getting home in the dark. Basically time for doom and gloom. We’ve already established that I don’t love autumn, but what I do love is a cosy evening in. Give me a fluffy throw, hot chocolate and access to Netflix and I am one happy bunny.
Over the bank holiday weekend, I packed up a campervan with Hayley and Katie (and Hayley’s mum) and we headed across the English channel to France. Sure we hit up Sephora and had the worst French skills known to man, but this trip meant we were fortunate enough to find Quend-Plage-les-Pins on the Picardy coast which is potentially a blogger’s paradise.