Manchester on Insta: WALLS

Manchester Instagram

Manchester street art has long been admired, as has our mish-mash of architectural styles, and that twinkle of colour around every corner in the concrete jungle. It’s what I love about this city that I’m proud to call mine. You only have to take a look at my Instagram to know that, or the Manchester Instagram community in general. The truth is, I’m a big believer that negativity

Primark Homeware Haul: Tropical, Luxe & Kids

Primark Homeware Haul

Hello you lovely bunch of coconuts. So recently I took a trip to Primark – not unusual for me. It’s near to where I work and I needed to pick up a few cheap bits of clothes for Luna. On this occasion, I made the mistake of walking past the homeware section and for the first time, I became one of those people who came

That Time We Bought & Sold A House in 48 Hours

moving house

It’s been a rollercoaster few days and for those who follow me on Instagram, thank you so much for all of your advice and positive vibes! Last weekend I spotted a house on the market. Not just any house. Our dream house on paper. Period property. Bags of room (as in 2,700 square feet). Over 80 feet of garden. Cellars. Garage. Sheds. Converted Attic. Doors

Dinnerware you’ll want to colour in

meld home dinnerware

Spring is SO close, I can feel it in the air! I’m definitely more of a winter gal at heart, but there is something about those chilly get-ups with a glow of morning sun that gives me all the feels. (Or maybe it’s the fact that I can finally rock my floral bomber jacket collection and not completely freeze to death!) That being said, it’s

Bold & Bright Toddler Bedroom MAKEOVER


Towards the end of last year, we moved Luna from her box room nursery into a bigger bedroom. As a budding gymnast already at the age of 2, it had got to the point where she could escape her teeny room and it was clear she needed more space as she was growing. (By the way, I’m still SO proud of what we achieved with

How To Use Natural Light In Your Home

how to use natural light in your home

I was never quite sure why Spring has been so explicitly associated with cleaning the house. Maybe it’s the freshness in the air and a feeling of new beginnings. Or perhaps it’s just the change in season and it’s a good excuse as any to make your home fresh as a daisy. But no, I’ve figured it out. It’s all in the shadows. It’s that morning

How I Financed a Kitchen Renovation With ‘No Credit Rating’


Today I’d like to talk about the real cost of a fixer-upper house as a newly married woman. I understand that’s a pretty niche audience I’m talking to, and it will become apparent why I’m being so specific in a moment… Let’s start in February 2013 when I wrote a blog post declaring that this would be the year of the kitchen for our house. To put

Now Open: Oliver Bonas in Manchester

Oliver Bonas Manchester

I first visited an Oliver Bonas store last year – I was in London on a press day and seeing the brand in an actual brick and mortar store and not just on the teeny screen of my phone was still quite a novelty for this Northerner. Scoot ahead to 2017, and things are looking very different for them up here in Manchester. They tested the

Afternoon Tea at Wedgwood

afternoon tea at wedgwood

Who doesn’t love a good afternoon tea? Whilst I’m not a traditional tea drinker (I know, I’m a rubbish Brit), I do like flavoured teas. And cake. Boy, do I like cake. I recently took my bestie to the World of Wedgwood for this very reason – and because it was her birthday. Fancy a sneak peak at how we spent the day? For those

4 Unmissable Bars in Budapest

where to eat and drink in budapest

So if you’re not sick of me going on and on about it yet, I visited Budapest in November of last year as a birthday treat to my husband. We stayed in an epic Airbnb which I blogged here, and I even gave you a little glimpse into the colourful architecture which you can read about here. What I haven’t covered yet is the food