Spotlight on: Five Dot Botanics – Minimal, Botanical Skincare

May 10th, 2020 clay mask, Eye serum, face mist, face serum, shop small, Skincare, SPOTLIGHT, Sunday 7 Bean 25 min read

[AD – this post does *not* contain any affiliate links, nor was payment received but I have received some gifted products; all words and opinions relating the products are my own.] Well Hellooo! I’ve had quite a blog hiatus, haven’t I? In fact, the entire planet we live in has changed, as we all enter week 8 (or week 10 in our case…) of lockdown…


Shop Small – The Small Indie Xmas Gift Guide 2019 (PART 2)

Nov 28th, 2019 Gift Lists, Small Talk Bean 35 min read

Good Evening! Here’s the second installment of my Small Indie Gift Guide. On Sunday, I shared 20 small indie businesses and gift ideas, as recommended by a whole host of Instagrammers and bloggers, big and small. And tonight, rather than just share my own favourite small indie businesses, most of whom *have* at some point over the past couple of years supported me and sent me…


Shop Small – The Small Indie Xmas Gift Guide 2019 (PART 1)

Nov 24th, 2019 Gift Lists, Small Talk, Sunday 7 Bean 39 min read

Hello! It’s that time of year guys… we are fast approaching the biggest shopping weekend of the year: Black Friday is coming. Which means, in my bid to support the little guys out there, who really struggle to compete with the big guns out there, at this time of year… I usually publish a Small Business Gift Guide as an anti-black Friday ‘protest’ I suppose….


Sunday 7: I wore it again

Nov 17th, 2019 Small Talk, Sunday 7 Bean 16 min read

Hello! Forgive me readers, for it’s been a few weeks. Again. {Insert all the roll eyes emojis here. And then some.} This time, I have no excuse for my blogging break, no massive family stuff going on or this or that… It’s been a few weeks simply because… I guess without the ‘touting’ of new wares, I just can’t imagine my blog will be that…


Sunday 7 – Sustainability and Kids

Sep 29th, 2019 Sunday 7 Bean 18 min read

Good Evening, Hope you’ve all had a lovely week, without getting your spirits too dampened with the heaviest of rainy downpours we’ve experienced across the country…? My week has been entirely unremarkable. Just the way I like it. Today I thought I’d try and tackle the minefield that is sustainable kids clothing. This is *not* a blogpost full of a whole bunch of links to beautifully curated,…


Sunday 7 – The End of #SlowFashionSeason (& Back to Buying New…?)

Sep 22nd, 2019 Sunday 7 Bean 17 min read

Hello, And welcome back to your Sunday 7 and yet again, I welcome you back after an unplanned blogging break of 3 weeks (… I think?!) As I’ve said many times before, blogging/instagramming is a creative little outlet for me, both of which I enjoy immensely, but the past few weeks of #RealLife has been *very* demanding and well… something had to give… … much…


Spotlight on: Organic Basics

Aug 25th, 2019 Small Talk Bean 15 min read

[AD: This post is in collaboration with Organic Basics, who sent me a couple of items (aka GIFTED!); after road testing the pieces, I’m writing this blog post as my own review of the items, and all opinions and words are my own. Links in this post are Affiliate links, which means, should you make a purchase after clicking on one of these links, I will…


Sunday 7: An Interview with Hannah Rochell from En Brogue

Aug 18th, 2019 Small Talk, Sunday 7 Bean 28 min read

Hello! And welcome back to another Sunday 7! If you read my Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination blogpost a couple of weeks, you’ll know that my Sunday 7 title was named after the day of the week & time of the day (7pm!) the blog was published on. I’m afraid the old format, of looking at 7 ‘new-in’ pieces, a Stinker of the week as well as a…


Sunday 7: What I’m taking on Holiday to Normandy (Clue: there’s nothing new…)

Aug 10th, 2019 Sunday 7, Travel Bean 12 min read

… and indeed, nothing that you wouldn’t be taking on holiday with you, that you wouldn’t take on a UK Staycation! Hello! A second post in just one week: I know! I am spoiling you, huh? And although this isn’t one of my traditional “Sunday 7’s”… it is a Sunday blogpost, right?! Anyhow, what am I looking at this week? Well, you can’t move for…


Sunshine Blogger Award Nomination!

Aug 8th, 2019 Small Talk Bean 12 min read

Hello, Long time no blog? I figured I’d better dip my toe back in, before you all forget about me!! So… this is a quickie really: a while back, my lovely insta-mate Tracey from The Naughty Forty Diaries nominated me for a Sunshine Blogger Award… … It’s a blogger to blogger award, and surely, there can be no higher accolade? I was supposed to answer…