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Borrow my doggy – Best decision I made!

I’m sure so many people are in the same position as me. Live in London, in a flat, want a dog, but work full time and can’t quite commit to it.

I’d heard of borrow-my-doggy, but it was one of those things I said I’d join, but was a bit unsure.

After an evening of getting really dog broody, I just went for it! It felt kind of like online dating (replace men with dogs!), searching through dogs in my area and then messaging them! 

After a few days, a lovely owner made contact, needing someone to look after her gorgeous pug. Here he is, the handsome devil.

 I’ve since looked after another gorgeous little pug, and most recently  I’ve been looking after a handsome minature daschund. Just look at him, he’s a pro at the selfie shot.

 I’d definitely recommend signing up. Not only do you get to spend time with some gorgeous doggys, but as an owner, you know you’re leaving your lovely pup with people who really love dogs and will shower them with attention.

Let me know if you go for it, and share some pictures!


My beautiful wedding shoes

I own everything from Chanel and Chloe pumps through to a £2 pair of charity shows. If something looks nice, it doesn’t matter on the name.
I couldn’t wait to choose my wedding shoes. (Almost as much as the dress). I didn’t want the same old wedding shoe, I wanted a pair I could wear again and that represented me.

So let me introduce you to my stunning shoes, the gorgeous Angelo cutout leather pumps by Sophia Webster.

What wedding shoes did you go for?

Sunday Funday at the Saatchi Gallery

A wonderful day of catching up, cake & culture with my wonderful friend Ali.

I’ll update you on wedding creativeness and the amazing day over soon, but here’s a gorgeous wedding gift Ali made for us! Isn’t it amazing? Her work popped up throughout our wedding (I can’t wait to share the pictures and ideas I made into reality).

We’re lucky to have such a creative friend.

After a bit of shopping on Kings Road, we popped along to the Saatchi gallery (definitely worth a visit).

Don’t want to give too much away, but here are a few of my favourite.

I hear they have a Rolling Stones exhibition coming soon. Can’t wait.

Jumping in Jamaica

Sun, sea and red stripe.

Another cheeky trip to Jamaica with my gorgeous bride to be Helen.


Huge fan of my (well I actually bought them for hubby’s Christmas gift) SunGod sunglasses. You can design them yourself! And a really good price.


My mum always used to say to me, don’t give up your girls trips. She still goes away with her girls, in her early sixties.

She is totally right…if you can do it, a week or even a weekend with your girls is the best! Days dedicated to giggling, chatting randomness and sipping on cocktails is something I hope I will always do 🙂
Until next time Jamaica!

…I’m back 

ok so I have some catching up to do. I’ve gone off radar and neglected, actually you could go as far as to say disowned my lovely little blog.

I’ve decided to make a come back! I’ve been up to quite a bit over the past few months…

I’ve also changed my name….because I got married! 🙂 More about that later in the blog.

A Christmas weekend in Jamaica

December is an exciting month, what with with count down to Christmas, mulled wine and wondering if there will be snow. But it is also a cold & busy month.

With this in mind, we joined some friends on a weekend trip to Montego Bay in Jamiaca.

We stayed in the lovely Half Moon resort.


We grabbed our bikes and off we set to explore.



Bright & early each morning we cycled up to get our coffee and watch the guys collecting all the seaweed washed in by the sea. They told is that sometimes the sea brought it in right up to their shoulders.







We sipped bubbles by the pool and had lots of wedding chat (we are both getting married next year…exciting!).

Any photo opportunity is taken 🙂








After a day of bubbles we jumped on our bikes to go for jerk chicken washed down with red stripe. Mmmm

What a lovely weekend.



Bardolino (part 1) – I think I love you

Stage two of our Italy tour took us to Bardolino. About 25km NW of Verona, it wasn’t a very long journey. We jumped on a coach, and got dropped off practically outside our hotel.


Let me start off by saying how wonderful out hotel was. Villa Katy is across the road from the stunning Lake Garda. It is run by two beautiful sisters, who are a delight. They welcome you in to their hotel, and make you feel at home.

We discovered the roof terrace on our first evening. The hotel isn’t very big, so we didn’t expect it to be busy up there, but we were lucky enough to have it all to ourselves.





This view and location will forever hold a special place. Not only did I get to celebrate my birthday, drink champagne, watch a beautiful sunset and relax in warm weather with my favourite person.

I also got the biggest surprise of my life! My most favourite person got down on one knee with a ring that couldn’t be any more perfect. I’m engaged! Woo hoo. I have the biggest smile on my face right now, just thinking about it.