W A L K S | Sheffield Part 2 – Wyming Brook & The Enchanted Dell

Good evening, how are you ? It is our last evening of freedom here in Sheffield for the foreseeable as we go onto tier 3 [very high] regulations as of 12 midnight tonight

It feels as though we are back in limbo land . I understand the importance of getting the virus in hand BUT if I’m honest with you I am a little fed up of it all . We can’t make plans and therefore we have nothing to look forward to. I can only see my friends in a public park [ it’s bloody October FFS ! ] and all the pubs are shut again !

Luckily I love my walks with Mollie dog and envisage lots more as I try to keep myself preoccupied, keep myself fit AND I honestly think I have watched everything worth watching on Netflix.

Last week I walked A LOT …I discovered a new walk and revisited an old one. I thought I’d share them with you tonight as they are both beautiful.

* The post is very picture heavy.

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L O C K D O W N | diaries day 15

Life as we know it has changed. 2020 the year we thought would be A M A Z I N G has turned into somewhat of a giant turnip!

Call it what you want … but Covid19 is not going anywhere fast.

Curse it for ruining your plans. I did yesterday . I know it’s very selfish, but I’m not a saint. I am human. I sat with a face like a Smacked Arse , consoling myself with a very large Gin after finding out our flights to Lisbon had been cancelled. Im fully onboard and totally understand why … but I don’t have to be happy about it. I guess Lisbon isn’t going anywhere and I’m sure I’ll appreciate her all the more when I eventually visit. Continue reading

B E A U T Y | with Rebecca Elsdon Advanced Skincare

If you’ve been hanging around here for a while with me you will know I love skincare and beauty.

You will also know that I had acne in my early 20’s which has left me with some scarring and hypo-pigmentation. ‘Bug-bears’ I have been trying to improve over the years!

I’ve had lots of treatments from derma roller to TCA peels to lazer but always with the words of a not so tactful therapist lingering in the back of my mind ‘we can’t perform miracles!‘ I’m not daft , a scar is a scar, skin that’s lost pigmentation will never regain it BUT I do believe that with lots of care, with the correct treatments and products you can improve your skins appearance.

So with that in mind and after discovering and talking on Instagram I made an appointment for a consultation with Rebecca Elsdon Advanced Skincare & Aesthetics’s and I couldn’t have been more excited.

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S H E F F I E L D | Gin experience at Locksley Distilling

By my own admission I’ve always been a whisky kinda lady.

Then Mum got cancer…

We would have our girlie afternoons , sit and sip coffee together, chit-chat about everything and nothing. On occasion the coffee would be substituted by a large Gin and Tonic.

I didn’t really like Gin back then, I didn’t hate it either … I just didn’t dabble. It sounds daft but drinking it together made me feel even closer to her … like we were bonding over her favourite tipple. Continue reading

L I F E | grief diaries

July … what does it mean to you ?

For me it’s the start of a long hot summer [hopefully] alfresco ‘everything’ in the garden , weekends away, my best friends birthday.

It is also a painful reminder that in just a few days time, 2 years ago , my mum and best friend died.

July 10th at 3.40pm in palliative care with Dad & I sat by her bedside.

I’ll not lie I’m in a weird-ass mood

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LIFESTYLE | April Highlights …

*This post includes a press trip, gifted items , a book signing and some affiliated links marked with an *

Good afternoon …

I enjoyed doing March highlights so much I’ve decided to make it a regular thing. Haha I know what you are thinking I’ll give it 3 months ! Have faith my friends , have faith !

So April has been and gone very much like March – like a whirl wind. Or as I referred to it last month like Zola Budd with diarrhea ! Can you believe it’s bloody May tomorrow.

So I started the month off with a night away with JD Williams. They invited myself and 2 others lovely ladies – Joanna and Rachel – to attend a cookery school held at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire as part of their ‘try something new‘ campaign.

We Spent the evening at The Golden Fleece in Thirsk. A deceptive but very lovely hotel. It looks tiny from the outside but is like Dr Who’s tardis. It seemingly gets bigger the more you venture in.

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