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Sustainability is a topic that’s been floating around a lot at the moment. But it is not a trend, a phase, a fleeting thought- It’s important, and it’s here to stay. It’s an issue I’ve become progressively more invested in over the past year, and it’s a topic that I have actively avoided talking about online.

I’ve avoided talking about it because it scares me. I’m a very sensitive person and I do my best to avoid conflict wherever possible. I’m sure we have all seen or experienced the aggressive comments of a holier-than-thou activist, or the ‘witty’ jibes of the willfully ignorant. Unfortunately, writing about sustainability opens the door to a wave of potential negativity and that’s why I’ve put it off for so long. But it’s too important, and too necessary now, to put it off for any longer so I will have to suck it up and hope for the best.

Living more sustainability is a journey, it’s a process that takes time. We can’t be perfect, it is not possible to be completely sustainable, but we can make lots of changes to reduce our personal impact on the earth.

It is important to remember that some sustainable and ethical changes aren’t available to everyone, for a multitude of reasons: money, time, availability, physical ability. If there are limits to what you can personally do, please do not feel guilty about it. Focus instead on the changes you can make and any progress you have already made.

It is also important to remember that we do not fully know the people we see online, and we cannot judge another on their behaviour if we do not know their circumstances. We can of course help to recommend sustainable alternatives, and encourage and support others to make changes. But no lasting changes are made out of guilt. It’s unfair and counter-intuitive to shame and guilt each other.

There is so much I want to share on this topic, and I’m always learning more. So I just wanted to quickly introduce it here to open the door.

In my next posts I’ll be sharing what sustainability is and why it’s important, my personal journey to live more sustainably, examples of sustainable changes we can make with and without money, and how to cut down your fast fashion consumption.

If there is anything specific you would like me to talk about with regards to sustainability let me know in the comments here, by email, or on Instagram!


Bon Iver, All Points East with Sam – Sunday 2nd June
Tredwells, Covent Garden with Mum & Carly – Wednesday 19th June
First dinner at my new apartment, Brighton – Sunday 23rd June
West Wittering Beach, Dylan’s Birthday – Tuesday 25th June


24th October 2017 was the third anniversary of Dylan’s death. I wanted to write an update for you all but to be completely honest it was a real shitter of a year and from October until now has been the toughest since Dylan died.


This post is late partly because I didn’t feel up to writing it, but also because three years sounds like such a long time I wasn’t prepared to see it written down.

It feels like a lifetime since I last saw D, but at the same time it feels like for the last three years I’ve been going fast-forward on VHS- I kind of know what happened but it’s all a bit blurry and I’m not really sure how I got from that point to now.

I’m scared to admit that I’m struggling more than ever. The more time goes on the more people expect me to be ok, the more pressure I feel to be feeling better, for the day-to-day to be easier and it’s not. I’ve been hesitant to say it because I don’t want any of you who are grieving to feel like it won’t get better, grief is so wildly different for everyone. I started writing these posts almost as a yearly log of my grief, and I feel I should continue to write them whether that year has been just about bearable or downright awful.


Every day is still a struggle.


If you haven’t lost someone so close to you, it’s hard to imagine when someone says they think about someone every day. It seems like it’s just one of those cliche things people say, and before you’ve experienced it you might get a fleeting thought of ‘surely not EVERY day’.

It’s not a cliche, it’s true.

Dylan was as big a part of my life as I am, there are so many things that remind me of him. Every song I sang to him. Every song we listened to together. Every song we played at his funeral. The park. The beach. My dogs. A wheelchair. A buggy. Anything monkey related. The smell of that Hollister aftershave he put on before the community nurse he had a crush on came over. Gingernut biscuits, drumsticks and blackjacks. The list is never-ending.

Imagine a day where you don’t hear, see, smell, or taste something that reminds you of someone you love. Then believe me when I say not a single day goes by.



I feel numb and lost.


That’s all I feel I can say right now but hopefully things will get better soon.

Sending you all lots of love.




A combination of my own recommendations, from 2 months living in Bath City Center, and recommendations from friends and readers I didn’t have the chance to try myself.


Where To Stay

My Recommendations:


Airbnb Apartment

We stayed in this apartment for our full two months in Bath. Located in the city center, a five to ten minute walk from Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, The Circus and The Royal Crescent. It’s beautifully decorated, ideal for short or long stays, and has a full kitchen if you wish to cook for yourself. Perfect for groups, sleeps up to 6 adults.



Grove Lodge

A beautifully decorated luxurious B&B, offering three themed suites (Georgian Suite pictured below). A five minute drive from the City center, with private off-road parking. Sam and I stayed here for our anniversary in 2016- It’s the perfect place for a special occasion, especially if you’re looking to stay somewhere quieter and more private.

The owners, Mary & Giovanni, are very welcoming and have lots of great recommendations for seasonal events and lesser known gems in Bath.



The Gainsborough Bath Spa

The Gainsborough Bath Spa is a five star hotel with an award-winning spa. We stayed here early last year, for work rather than pleasure so unfortunately we didn’t get to explore very much. We did pop down to the spa briefly and I would love to visit again. It’s a short walk from Bath Spa train station, and has valet parking (at an extra cost). They offer spa days, stays, and treatments. It’s the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for luxury and relaxation in the very city center.





Things To See And Do


My Recommendations:

The Royal Crescent

The Circus (Above, left)

Bath Abbey

You can climb the steps to the top of Bath Abbey (weather permitting) for the most stunning views over Bath.

The Roman Baths 

Fascinating. A must-see for Bath tourists.

Victoria Art Gallery 

A free public gallery, a great place to learn more about Bath’s history.

Crazy Golf, Victoria Park 

Very fun, highly recommend. 

Margaret’s Buildings 

A narrow lane of independent shops and cafe’s between The Circus & The Royal Crescent

Pulteney Bridge

A beautiful tourist sight over the River Avon. Cross the bridge to walk down picturesque Great Pulteney Street to The Holburne Museum, or stay city side and take a wander down into the Parade Gardens.


Recommended to Me:

Thermae Bath Spa 

Bath Fashion Museum

Pug & Puffin

The Jane Austen Museum

San Francisco Fudge Factory

Theatre Royal




Tea & Coffee – Cafe’s / Light Bites


My Recommendations:

Hunter & Sons

Great for brunch. (Vegetarian & Vegan food options – plant milks available.)

Society Cafe (Vegetarian food options – plant milks available.)

The Kingsmead Kitchen

Great for breakfast. (Vegetarian & Vegan food options – plant milks available.)


Recommended to Me:

Adventure Cafe

Boston Tea Party

Burano Cafe, Brissi


Colonna Coffee

Chapel Arts Cafe

Emily’s Tea Room, Francis Hotel

Mokoko (We tried Mokoko but the coffee wasn’t to our taste, still worth a try if you’re a coffee lover!)





Where To Eat


My Recommendations:

Beyond The Kale Open 8:30am – 7pm 

Completely Vegetarian / Vegan with gluten free options too. The food is delicious, I couldn’t recommend it more. Great for lunch. 

The Cornish Bakery – For Lunch

Delicious pasties and pastries, great service and prices. Opposite The Roman Baths, perfect if you’re in a rush or on the go. (Vegetarian options available)

DoughLunch & Dinner

My highest recommendation for dinner, if you’re only in Bath for one night you should go here. They offer a wide variety of pizza bases, including gluten free, and have lots of Vegetarian & Vegan options – they even have Vegan cheese! The perfect place if you have a mix of meat eaters and veggies. The owner is the most entertaining and charismatic host.

Framptons – All Day

Right by Pulteney Bridge, a great place for lunch or dinner. (Vegetarian & Vegan options available)

Bistrot Pierre – Lunch & Dinner

A chain that seems to be everywhere in Britain apart from the South-East. The food is good, the service is fantastic, and it’s really affordable. (Vegetarian options available)

Thai Basil Restaurant – Lunch & Dinner

Really tasty, you can eat in or order on Deliveroo if you fancy a takeaway. (Vegetarian options available)


Recommended to Me:

Aqua – Lunch & Dinner

Corkage – Lunch (Fridays and Saturdays only) & Dinner Tuesday-Saturday

Cosy Club – Lunch & Dinner 

The Eastern Eye – Lunch & Dinner

Ole Tapas – Lunch & Dinner

Sotto Sotto – Lunch & Dinner

Yak Yeti Yak – Lunch & Dinner




This is a paid post in collaboration with Selfridges. 


With Christmas around the corner, Cinderella had searched high and low for the perfect party dress. She was about to give up hope when she stumbled upon Selfridges and feasted her eyes on their grand selection of designer evening dresses.

Before long she found the most beautiful Self-Portrait gown, fit for a Princess! It was straight in her basket and on its way with next-day delivery. She was sure she would be the belle of the ball.


Cinders packed her dress and headed to Paris for the first Christmas ball of the season.

 As she entered the courtyard of The Hoxton Hotel all eyes were on her. Her dress fitted like a glove and she could feel the Christmas magic in the air, she couldn’t help thinking tonight would be a night to remember.

Selfridges Self Portrait Dress

Cinders found a chair and made herself comfortable, with no idea what the night had in store.

Selfridges Self-Portrait Cinderella

 Maybe it was her lucky red pants, or maybe it was the designer dress, but something had worked in her favour because Prince Charming came straight over and asked her for a dance.

Self-Portrait Crochet Lace Dress

They danced and swayed all around the beautiful courtyard, it felt like they were the only two people on earth.

But then…

Self-Portrait Selfridges

 From Cinderella’s pocket her phone started to buzz and beep!



“Oh, no!” she exclaimed, “I have to go!”

For if Cinders didn’t post to Instagram now she would never beat this damned algorithm.

Selfridges Self Portrait Back Dress

She ran as fast as she could…

Selfridges Azealea Dress

…through the lobby and up the stairs.



Prince Charming ran in after her but it was too late, Cinders was gone.

But wait… what’s this?

Selfridges Suit

 Cinderella’s shoe!

“I know!” thought Prince Charming, “I’ll search the hotel for the woman with UK Size 5 feet, I’m sure there will only be one…”



Meanwhile, Cinderella was back in her room trying to think of a caption that’s both engaging and witty. This could take a while.

“Maybe I’ll just use a load of emoji’s instead.” thought Cinders.

Self-Portrait Azealea Dress Details

 Prince Charming continued to search up and down the hotel, knocking door to door, but he had no luck.

 Little did he know, Cinders had headed to Jacques Bar for another tipple.

Selfridges Self-Portrait Christmas Dress

 “When did I lose my shoe?” thought Cinders, “I must have had a few too many Mojito’s. Time to call it a night.”

She headed back to her room with her remaining shoe in hand.

Selfridges Designer Evening Dress

 As fate would have it, the night wasn’t over just yet.

Prince Charming had the same idea.


 And it was right there in the lobby by some Christmas miracle, the stars aligned.

Self-Portrait Designer Evening Dress

And, well, you know the rest.

Selfridges Self-Portrait Evening Dress

~The End~