Things To See & Do This Winter

6 December 2017


Although the Winter solstice begins on the 21st of December, I definitely think it's feeling much more like Winter each day. As Autumn moves into Winter I have my list of things to see and do this Winter!

Autumn In Film & Moving Into Winter

29 November 2017


I had been meaning to use my Olympus OM-10 which once belonged to my Grandad. It hasn't been used in so many years, and when I saw that it had been left in the loft in its camera bag gathering dust, I thought it would be a good idea to have a go at using a roll of 35mm colour film and take the camera for a test run around the parks and nature trails. I was inspired to go out and take some photos after reading Carrie (Adventures in Film - Part #1) and Amber's (35mm Diaries) posts, who have both used a 35mm camera and I really loved the outcome from their photos!

Autumn Playlist

22 November 2017


Although we're nearly coming to the end of Autumn, I thought I would share what music I have been listening to throughout this season! I don't tend to talk a lot about music on the blog, but I love creating seasonal content and thought it would be a good idea to start sharing a round up of the music I've been listening to in each of the seasons. My Spotify playlists are ever growing as I just love finding new music to listen to. Scouring through the top playlists and searching for recommendations from others, I'm always looking for music to add to my own selection of playlists.

Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip Cookies

19 November 2017


It's almost becoming a tradition that every birthday I treat myself to a new recipe book. My birthday was last month and after a look around the bookshops I decided to buy one of the Great British Bake Off books that were on offer. Speaking on The Great British Bake Off, what did we all make of that series? Although I missed seeing Mary, Mel and Sue, I still love everything to do with that show! I'm happy that Sophie won (although I knew in advance since Prue's Twitter mistake, oops!), she was one of my favourites from the start! I'm making up for no Bake Off on tv by enjoying baking something different each week!

Autumn Wanderings & A Little Catch Up

10 November 2017


There's nothing like a walk through the nature trails or the woods in Autumn. I love going for walks all year round but Autumn has always been my favourite time for a wander. Especially when the air is so crisp and fresh, the leaves golden and dancing in the breeze, spotting all the wild berries, mushrooms and wildlife. I find it so peaceful and relaxing, it's just so nice to spend some time away from the house and embrace the season of Autumn. It's nice to be away from everything, away from all my recent worries and away from the stress and anxiety I've been trying my best to keep at bay.

Oreo Acorn Truffles

13 October 2017


I haven't shared a baking post in ages and one of my goals for this Autumn is to get back into some sort of a baking routine and share more recipes on the blog! For me, I've always found baking to be very relaxing and to be the perfect stress buster, unless something goes wrong like the cake has sunk or the biscuits have merged (which happened last week, oops!), but other than a few baking fails I've always felt much more better when I'm out in the kitchen baking!

Autumn Magic & Reflecting on a Slow Lived Summer

27 September 2017

Autumn window sill view with pumpkin and leaves

I'm so happy that we can now officially say it is Autumn! Autumn will always be my favourite time of the year, it definitely has something to do with the magic that this season brings. Such as the wonderful colours of oranges, yellows and reds, the temperatures dropping with a crisp and fresh chill in the air, darker evenings with fairy lights and candles bringing a cosy atmosphere to our homes, pumpkins to decorate the home, Autumn baking to fill out kitchens with the smells of cinnamon and spice and Autumn wardrobes with chunky knits, scarves and lace up boots.

Things To See & Do This Autumn

22 September 2017

Things to do in Autumn

As always when a new season begins I love to share my favourite things to see and do throughout that new season. I always say that Autumn is my favourite season of them all and I'll always stick by that. But I have begun to love and appreciate the littlest things in each of the seasons. Whether that be a love for the wildflowers in the Summer or frosty mornings in the Winter, there are different aspects of the seasons that I truly have a love for. Autumn is a time for harvest and cosiness. So without futher ado, here are my favourite things to see and do this Autumn!

Snapshots In Padstow

13 September 2017


I'm a little behind schedule on posting but I'm rather excited to start planning some Autumn posts for October, which I can't believe how quickly September is flying by! It's been nearly a month since my holiday in Cornwall, but I thought I would share some of my favourite snapshots in Padstow!

Finding Magic In Tintagel

8 September 2017


I have been longing for a new adventure away from home. A break away to refresh and a chance to de-stress after an up and down couple of months. I don't get to travel as much as I'd love to, so whilst I was on holiday with the family in Cornwall last week, it was the perfect opportunity to go out and explore the wonders of the Cornish coast and countryside.

Snapshots In Chatsworth Gardens

9 August 2017


A couple of weeks back we decided to go and visit Chatsworth Gardens which is located in the Peak District. I'm a little late posting this one but I thought I'd share a couple of snapshots I took whilst wandering around the beautiful gardens.

I was amazed at just how beautiful the gardens were. I never expected the grounds to spread out so far and for there to be so much to discover. There's 105 acres of Chatsworth Gardens to explore, with fountains, sculptures, Victorian rock gardens, a maze, waterfalls and many trails to wander around. It's the perfect way to spend a slow lived Summer's day.

White Chocolate & Pistachio Rocky Road

26 July 2017


I've been a bit slow posting over the past couple of weeks which I mentioned in my previous post. I lost a bit of motivation and couldn't find any new inspiration for what to write and photograph but after a weeks break I think I'm getting back into the swing of things again! The other week I thinking how I haven't shared a baking post in ages. I had a couple of baking fails in the last could of days, I tried a millionaires shortbread but burnt the caramel, I tried it the second time with ready made caramel but realised it was for a banoffee filling so the caramel didn't set at all!

Cranberry & Pumpkin Seed Oat Cookies

25 May 2017


Back again with another edition of An Enthusiasm For Baking! I am really enjoying getting back into the swing of baking again. I've been struggling with my anxiety again and so baking is something that really helps with relaxation and is my favourite way to chill out away from any stresses or worries. We have a rather small kitchen but I just love when I get the chance to bake with some music playing in the background. The kitchen at the moment is like a greenhouse, the windowsill is overcrowded with seedlings of sunflowers and sweat peas, I'm rather love seeing the colour green in the kitchen!

Snapshots In Matlock

24 April 2017

Matlock Town

On a cold, wet, windy and grey Easter Sunday we went out for a drive around the Derbyshire Dales and decided for a little wander around the quaint town of Matlock.