Six Ways to Save Money on your Copenhagen Adventure!

Six ways to save money in Copenhagen.

  Before we went to Copenhagen, we were constantly hearing about it being an expensive place to visit. Given that the whole of Scandinavia is at the top of my travel wish list, I was getting a bit anxious before … Read More

A black and white portrait of Elizabeth from Margot & Barbara blog

An Ordinary Blogger.

The United Nations projects that the global population will reach 7.325 billion people next month. 7.325 billion people. Out of that number, there’s a large number for whom the key needs for life – food, safety, shelter, family – are … Read More

Susan Sontag travel quote: I'm changing my blog!

Prioritising travel.

    Last week, I wrote a 40 by 40 list with a difference, and it was quite eye-opening to me. Apart from a handful of major exceptions (not least of which was having two children!) the bulk of the … Read More

Mary Oliver quote

A ’40 by 40 List’ with a difference.

It’s my birthday on Saturday. I shall be 39. One tiny little year until 4o appears. Ordinarily, by this point, I’d be frothing at the mouth and panicking about my life disappearing before my eyes without any kind of accomplishment. … Read More

tips for foraging

Ten Tips for Foraging.

Foraging is really popular these days, isn’t it? And no wonder; it’s free food! It’s lots of fun and a great way of learning where your food comes from, not to mention getting a better understanding of the natural world. … Read More

Apple tree

Life, lately…

Hello! It has been rather a while since I was here. A combination of tech breakdown (RIP beloved MacBook Pro) and lack of time has left this little blog rather dusty. So, this is just a short post to give … Read More

Lark Skincare

A Nourishing Year: February’s review

Well, we’re half way through March and I’m only just writing about February. I’m claiming that I’ve spent the past fortnight reflecting on what happened, but really I’m just trying not to admit that time is slipping past me at … Read More


Six things my mum taught me.

In honour of Mothering Sunday, I thought I would do a little post about my mum. It’s difficult to summarise a relationship as important as the one you have with your mother, regardless of whether it’s a good or bad … Read More

Harvest Canteen,Newcastle

Harvest Canteen, Newcastle.

One of my deepest pleasures is an impromptu adventure and so I was filled with a happy heart last weekend as we made last minute plans for a trip to Newcastle with a visit to the Ouseburn Coffee Company’s Harvest … Read More

Pink tulips

Colour cravings…

So, I’m not sure what’s causing it, but I’ve got a HUGE craving for colour at the moment. We painted the sitting room wall blue, I’ve been buying a rainbow of tulips by the armful from the local veg shop … Read More