How a Lighting Makeover Could Completely Change the Dynamic of Your Home

Fat Hippo Durham Review

Hands up who thought it was a good idea to paint their large, bright and airy living room a deep shade of purple? Great in the summer but now the dark nights are here, I am struggling to keep my room feeling bright and not drab. The lighting lets me down. It always feels cosy on a night time which is great but during the day it’s lacking that bright pzazz, but I do know I don’t want it to feel stark and clinical.

All the rooms in my house have bold punch colours in them so I need to up my lighting game and change how I think about lighting my rooms.

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Pink Afternoon Tea, Matfen Hall

Matfen Hall Pink Afternoon Tea

A mere 20 minutes outside the hubbub of Newcastle City Centre sits Matfen Hall.  A well-established luxury hotel and wedding venue in the region not only does a pretty snappy Pink Afternoon Tea, they host it in their 2 AA Rosette Library restaurant.

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My Summer Make Up Bag Essentials

Summer Make Up Essentials

As a very rare break in the schedule, I am bringing you a guest post from the lush Lindsay Davison from I’m handing the reigns over to Lindsay and her post on Summer Make Up Essentials.

Her NE based blog covers everything from beauty to style and has the most dreamy Instagram account to go with it!

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Travel Planning – Mallorca Luxury Villas

James Villa Holidays

As yesterday marked the official start of Spring, you’ll not be surprised that most people are now thinking of summer holidays. I know I am and this year I have started planning early for a trip to a Mallorca luxury villa.

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You are not alone

If you celebrate Christmas, then Merry Christmas but many find this to be an incredibly hard time of year. You’re not alone.

For whatever reason, if you need to talk to anyone or are feeling in need of help then please use one of the numbers on this list.You’ll find a friendly caring ear at the other end.

And remember, don’t feel pressured in to drink driving this festive season. Read my post on the Designated Driver scheme HERE 



Tel No   0300 123 3393



Tel No      116 123

Alcoholics Anonymous


Tel No     0800 9177650



Info line 08000 50 20 20

London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Tel No    0207 837 7324



Tel No     0300 304 7000

Papyrus, Prevention of young suicide


National self-help body for the Transgender community

Beaumont Society


Information Line 01582 412220


0800 1111

Depression Alliance




Tel No     0808 2000 247


Beating eating disorders.


Help line 0345 634 1414

Youth Line 0345 634 7650



Tel No    0808 800 4444

NHS Direct


No Panic


Tel No  0844 967 4848

youth helpline     01753 840393

If you are just feeling lonely, then feel free to tweet me during the day @ladyfromatramp for some moral support and some digitally sent brussel sprouts!

Stay safe, take care and love yourself.


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